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The  Planting  of  a  New  England  Town  xiii 

it  was  purchased  in  1639.  Hunsley  Hill  was  named  for  Hunsley  in 
Kowley  Parish,  England. 

Such  in  brief  is  the  record  of  the  planting  of  a  New  England  town 
ot  the  early  days.  There  is  something  fine  and  substantial  in  this  plant- 
mg.  ihe  building  of  homes  in  the  wilderness,  the  setting  up  of  town 
government,  the  founding  of  the  public  school,  the  organization  of  a 


“unforced,  uncalled  to  brook  ritual  restraints,” 

all  point  to  a  desire  for  an  intelligent,  upright,  law-abiding  com- 
munity. 

Whatever  New  England  is  today,  or  ever  may  be,  one  thing  is  certain 
we  owe  more  to  the  Puritan  who  laid  the  foundation  and  built  so  much 

o±  English  law  and  liberty  into  the  superstructure,  than  to  all  other 
iorces  combined. 

The  answer  to  any  criticism  of  the  Puritan  is  New  England. 

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ABBOTT  ABBOT 

1.  George1  Abbott  had  a  two-acre  house  lot  registered  in  the  first 
survey,  1643.  No  record  of  his  death  nor  that  of  his  wife  is  found. 
He  died  after  30 :  1  mo.  1647,  and  before  30  Aug.,  1647.  30 :  1  mo. 

(Mar.)  1647,  the  Court  gives  consent  to  the  town  of  Rowley  to  put 
forth  Thomas  Abbott,  Jr.,  “sone  of  George  Abott  of  Rowley,”  to  be  an 
apprentice  to  John  Boynton.  Case  to  be  referred  to  next  court,  in 
order  that  the  boy’s  father  have  opportunity  to  object  (Essex,  Ips. 
Ct.  R.). 

The  inventory  of  his  estate,  taken  30  Aug.,  1647,  mentions  thirty 
hooks;  total  estate  £95-2s-8d  (Essex  Deeds,  1  Ips.:  61).  Administra¬ 
tion  granted  28 :  7  mo.  1647,  to  Mark  Symonds  of  Ipswich.  His  will 
was  referred  to  Salem  Court,  11  Nov.,  1647,  by  the  General  Court.  The 
Salem  Quarterly  Court  Record  of  28 :  10  mo.  1647  mentions  the  nun¬ 
cupative  will  of  George  Abbott  of  Rowley  sent  from  General  Court. 
Ordered  that  it  shall  stand,  and  after  paying  legacies  to  the  children, 
the  remainder  shall  remain  in  the  hands  of  Marke  Simons  of  Ipswich, 
according  to  the  will,  to  be  disposed  of  to  the  children,  who  are  to 
choose  their  guardians.  Humphrey  Reyner  and  Thomas  Mighill  were 
chosen,  28 :  1  mo.  1648,  guardians  of  George  Abbot,  Nehemiah  Abbot, 
and  Thomas  Abbot,  Jr.,  children  of  George  Abbot,  late  of  Rowley,  de¬ 
ceased  ;  the  overplus  is  to  be  left  in  the  hands  of  Marke  Symonds* 
executor  of  George  Abbot  (Essex,  Ips.  Ct.  R.). 

In  a  deed  to  Daniel  Harris,  dated  25 :  6  mo.  1652,  Nehemiah  Abbott 
describes  the  land  conveyed  as  “given  to  me  by  the  last  will  and  testa¬ 
ment  of  my  father,  George  Abbott”  (Essex  Deeds,  2  Ips.:  165,  309). 
28  Mar.,  1654,  Mr.  Reyner  presented  Nehemiah  Abbott  and  Thomas 
Abbott,  Jr.,  who  acknowledged  that  they  had  received  satisfaction  from 
Mr.  Humphrey  Reyner  and  Thomas  Mighill,  guardians  to  the  children 
of  George  Abbott,  for  their  portions;  Thomas  Abbott,  Sr.,  and  Nehe¬ 
miah  Abbott  testified  that  their  brother,  George  Abbott,  has  satisfac¬ 
tion  also.  The  guardians  were  discharged  (Essex,  Ips.  Ct.  R.). 

Children  brought  from  England  to  Rowley : 

1-1.  Thomas,2  was  paid  a  bounty  for  killing  five  foxes,  1650  ;  was  a  juror 
in  Ipswich  Court,  29  :  1  mo.  1653  ;  and  was  paid  “for  being  a  soulger,” 
1655  (Rowley  R.).  He  m.  13:  5  mo.  1655,  Dorothy,  dau.  of  Richard 
Swan  (193),  and  was  bur.  7  Sept.,  1659,  leaving  no  issue.  His  will, 
dated  5:  7  mo.  1659,  mentions  father-in-law  Richard  Swan;  brothers 
George  Abbott,  Nehemiah  Abbott  and  Thomas  Abbott ;  “unto  wid- 
dow  Brocklebanke  and  her  sons  fifty  shillings” ;  wife  Dorothy,  who 
is  executrix.  Value  of  estate,  £234-15s.  In  a  paper  on  file  with  the 
will,  entitled  “The  Debts  of  Thomas  Abatt,”  the  last  item  is  as 

follows: — “It  to  Thomas  Abot  brother  to  the  deceased . 5-0-0” 

(Essex  Probate).  His  widow,  Dorothy,  m.  (2)  Edward  Chapman 
of  Ipswich,  who  d.  18  Apr.,  1678,  and  (3)  13  Nov.,  1678,  Archelaus 

(1) 


2  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

Woodman  of  Newbury,  who  d.  7  Oct.,  1702.  She  d.  in  Rowley, 
21  Oct.,  1710.  Rowley  “Book  of  Grants,”  p.  167,  mentions  Dorothy 
Woodman  as  “sometime  wife  of  Thomas  Abbott.”  See  Chapman 
(38). 

1-2.  George,  m.  26  Apr.,  1658,  Sarah  Farnum  of  Andover,  where  they  had 
ten  children  born;  d.  in  Andover,  22  Mar.,  1688-9.  His  widow,  Sarah, 
m.  (2)  1  Aug1.  1689,  Henry  Ingalls  of  Andover. 

1-3.  Nehemiah,  was  of  Ipswich,  1659  (Essex  Deeds,  1  Ips. :  625)  ;  m.  14  Dec., 
1659,  Mary  How  of  Ipswich,  where  the  births  of  their  three  chil¬ 
dren  are  recorded;  d.  in  Ipswich,  Mar.,  1706-7. 

1-4.  Thomas,*  was  of  Concord,  1659  (Essex  Deeds,  1  Ips.:  625);  m.  in 
Andover,  15  Dec.,  1664,  Sarah  Stewart.  The  births  of  their  ten 
children  are  recorded  in  Andover.  He  d.  in  Andover,  May,  1695,  and 
she  d.  there  16  Feb.,  1715-6,  aged  about  69  years. 


ACY  ACIE 

2.  William1  Acy  came  from  Eppleworth,  near  Hull,  England 
(Lea)  ;  had  a  two-acre  house  lot  bounded  on  the  north  side  and  east 
end  by  the  street,  1643 ;  freeman,  31 :  1  mo.  1646.  He  brought  with 
him  his  wife,  Margaret,  whose  maiden  name  was  Haiton.  They  were 
married  at  Kirk  Ella,  England,  25  Mar.,  1620  (Lea).  She  was  buried 
12  Feb.,  1674-5.  He  held  many  town  offices.  The  date  of  his  death 
is  not  recorded.  He  was  about  90  years  old,  1682  (Ct.  Files). 

His  will,  dated  22  Apr.,  1689,  proved  30  Sept.,  1690,  mentions  him¬ 
self  as  “very  aged”;  grandchildren  John  Brown,  Nathaniel  Brown  and 
Ebenezer  Brown;  “grandchild  Beriah  Brown’s  daughter,  Sarah  Brown”; 
son  John  Acy’s  three  daughters,  Elizabeth,  Hannah  and  Margaret; 
grandson  John  Brown,  with  whom  he  is  at  present,  sole  executor  (Essex 
Ct.  Files,  49  :  93). 

Savage  says  he  had  a  son  Joseph  baptized  in  Boston,  1657.  We  find 
no  mention  of  Joseph  in  Rowley  Records,  and  William  was  an  officer 
of  Rowley  that  year. 

Children  brought  with  them  to  Rowley : 

2-1.  Ruth, 2  bp.  at  Kirk  Ella,  14  Mar.,  1621  (Lea)  ;  m.  John  Palmer  (135). 
2-2.  Mary,  m.  14:  8  mo.  1647,  Charles  Brown  (30). 

2-3.  Elizabeth,  m.  Robert  Swan  (193-1). 

2-4.  John,  m.  5  June,  1676,  Hannah  Green. 


2-4.  John2  Acy  {William  2),  was  about  40  years  old,  1678  (Essex 
Ct.  Files,  23:  27-8).  He  married  in  Hampton,  N.  H.,  5  June,  1676, 
Hannah,  daughter  of  Henry  Green  of  Hampton  (Registry  of  Deeds, 
Exeter,  N.  H.).  She  was  dismissed,  Sept.,  1677,  from  the  church  in 
Hampton  to  the  church  in  Rowley  (Ch.  R.). 

*  Some  doubt  has  been  expressed  as  to  Thomas  Abbott  (1-4)  being  the  son  of 
George  Abbott  (1)  solely  because  George  Abbott  (1)  appears  to  have  two  sons 
named  Thomas  alive  at  the  same  time.  Hon.  Samuel  Symonds  of  Ipswich  (1637), 
Deputy-Governor  of  Massachusetts,  “a  gentleman  of  Ancient  family”  had  two  sons 
named  Samuel  living  at  the  same  time.  Samuel  Symonds,  Jr.,  of  Ipswich,  in 
his  will  dated  22  Nov.,  1653,  proved  28  Mar.,  1654,  mentions  among  other  brothers, 
“I  give  unto  my  brother  Samuell  Symonds  20s.”  and  in  another  item  ‘‘I  give  unto 
my  brother  Samuel  all  my  bookes’’  (Essex  Deeds,  1  Ips.:  162).  This  brother, 
Samuel  Symonds,  was  graduated  at  Harvard  College,  1663,  and  died  1669,  un¬ 
married. 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts  3 

He  died  1690.  The  inventory  of  his  estate  was  taken  24  Mar., 
1690-1,  and  filed  in  court,  the  next  day  (Essex  Probate).  John  Acy 
received  from  his  father,  William  Acy,  by  deed,  dated  9  Apr.,  1675, 
one-half  of  house,  barn  and  home  lot  in  Rowley,  between  the  homestead 
of  Joseph  Horsley  towards  the  south  and  the  homestead  of  Thomas 
Tenney  towards  the  north,  abutting  on  the  street  towards  the  east,  and 
on  the  brook  towards  the  west,  together  with  the  other  half  after 
grantor’s  decease  (Essex  Deeds,  3  Ips. :  373).  These  were  the  original 
lots  laid  out  to  John  Trumble  (204)  and  John  Haseltine  (84).  Widow 
Hannah  Acy  married  (2)  John  Shepard  (175). 

Children  born  in  Eowley : 

2-5.  Mary,3  b.  5  Aug.,  1677  ;  d.  young. 

2-6.  Elizabeth,  b.  23  Jan.,  1678-9  ;  m.  Judah  Trumble  (204-11). 

2-7.  Hannah,  b.  9  Mar.,  1680-1  ;  m.  Caleb  Burbank  (31-10). 

2- 8.  Margaret,  b.  30  Aug.  1683  ;  m.  John  Dresser  (58-19). 

ALLEN 

3.  Bozoan1  Allen,  mercer,  with  wife  and  two  servants,  came  from 
Lynn,  England,  in  1638;  settled  in  Hingham;  moved  to  Boston,  where 
he  died  14  Sept.,  1652  (Pope).  His  widow,  Ann,  married  (2)  Joseph 
Jewett  (101). 

Children  probably  brought  to  Eowley  by  their  mother,  1653  (births 
from  Pope)  : 

3- 1.  Priscilla, 2  b.  —  Aug.,  1639  ;  mentioned  in  her  mother’s  will. 

3-2.  John,  twin,  b.  13  Oct.,  1641 ;  mentioned  in  his  mother’s  will. 

3-3.  Ephraim,  twin,  b.  13  Oct.,  1641 ;  prob.  d.  young. 

3-4.  Ann,  b.  8  Oct.,  1643;  m.  Abraham  Jewett  (102). 

3-5.  Deborah,  b.  10  Nov.,  1645 ;  bur.  5  Feb.,  1660. 

3-6.  Isaac,  b.  6  Apr.,  1651;  bur.  10  Apr.,  1669. 

3-7.  Bessom  (Bozoan),  b.  13  Feb.,  1652;  settled  in  Boston  (Savage). 

ALLEN 

4.  Henry1  Allen,  “Boston,  a  joiner,  was  of  the  ch.  May  1644, 
freem.  1648,  was  prob.  the  deac.  wh.  by  w.  Judith  had  Judith,  b.  26 
Nov.  1673;  Samuel,  12  Jan.  1675;  Ebenezer,  30  Jan.  1676;  Ephraim, 
4  Apr.  1682;  and  John  17  Sept.  1683.  He  was  Rep.  for  Rowley  1674 
and  d.  6  Jan.  1696  leav.  good  est.  hut  no  will”  (Savage).  For  services 
as  representative,  the  town  of  Rowley  paid  him  £8  10s.  6d.  We  find 
no  evidence  that  he  lived  in  Rowley. 

ALLEN 

5.  William2  Allen,  son  of  William,  was  born  in  Salisbury,  2: 
8  mo.  1650;  married  in  Salisbury,  5  July,  1674,  Mary,  daughter  of 
John  Harris  (79).  His  home  was  in  Salisbury,  where  he  died  10  May, 
1700.  His  widow,  Mary,  died  “att  Greenland,  att  her  son  William 
Allins,”  23  Jan.,  1720-1  (Salisbury  V.  R.). 


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Children  of  record  in  Eowley : 

5-1.  Stilsan,3  bp.  15  July,  1677. 

5-2.  William,  bp.  7  Nov.,  1680. 

5- 3.  Ann,  bp.  7  Nov.,  1680,  “of  Salisbury”  (Ch.  E.)  ;  m.  in  Salisbury,  2  Jan., 

1700-1  Jonathan  Bill  of  Boston. 

ALLEY 

6.  Thomas1  Alley  married  6  Feb.,  1670  (9  Feb.,  Newbury  R.), 
Sarah,  daughter  of  Thomas  Silver  of  Newbury.  She  was  admitted  to 
Eowley  Church,  23  Feb.,  1675. 

He  married  (2)  10  Oct.,  1681,  Abigail  Killiam;  died  4  May,  1699. 
His  widow,  Abigail,  married  (2)  25  June,  1700,  William  Thompson  of 
Haverhill  (Essex  Deeds,  16:  3). 

Children  of  record  in  Eowley : 

6- 1.  Samuel, 2  bp.  4  July,  1675. 

6-2.  Sakah,  b.  28  Aug.,  1678. 

6-3.  Thomas,  b.  12  Dec.,  1683. 

6-4.  Abigail,  b.  1  Mar.,  1687. 


ASHBY 

See  John  Lambert  (112-1). 

AUSTIN 

7.  Anthony2  Austin,  son  of  Richard1  of  Charlestown,  in  Mar., 
1663,  testified  in  the  case  of  Anthony  Crosby  vs.  John  Pickard,  in  the 
Essex  County  Court,  that  he  was  aged  about  27  years,  and  said,  “being 
at  Boston  when  Mr.  Crosbie  was  ready  to  goe  for  England  that  Mr. 
Crosbie  employed  him  to  write  some  letters  to  send  to  his  friends  at 
Rowley.”  He  married  19  Oct.,  1664,  Hester  or  Esther  Fluggins,  prob¬ 
ably  daughter  of  John  Huggins  of  Hampton,  N.  H.  She  was  admitted 
to  Rowley  Church,  8  Dec.,  1668.  He  was  admitted  29  Mar.,  1669. 
Freeman,  19  May,  1669. 

29  Nov.,  1674,  “Br.  Austin  acknowledged  his  fayling  that  he  had 
gone  soe  farr  in  ingageing  himself  to  a  remove  to  a  new  plantation 
before  he  had  propounded  his  desire  to  the  church  that  he  might  have 
their  advice  and  consent,  the  church  saw  noe  ground  to  disuade  him 
from  his  undertaking  (seeing  he  had  noe  accomodations  heer)  but 
wished  gods  blessing  upon  him  &  his”  (Ch.  R.).  He  moved  to  Suffield, 
Conn.,  about  Dec.,  1674,  and  died  there  22  Aug.,  1708.  His  wife, 
Esther,  died  in  Suffield,  7  Mar.,  1697-8. 

Children  of  record  in  Eowley : 

7-1.  Eichard,^  b.  22:  7  mo.  1665. 

7-2.  Anthony,  bp.  19  Jan.,  1667-8. 

7-3.  John,  bp.  29  Oct.,  1671. 

Born  in  Suffield  : 

7-4.  Nathaniel,  b.  20  May,  1678. 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

7-5.  Elizabeth,  b.  8  July,  1681;  d.  in  Suffield,  8  Oct.,  1682. 

7-6.  Elizabeth,  b.  20  Apr.,  1684. 

7- 7.  Esther,  b.  11  Jan.,  1686. 

AYERS  AYRES 

8.  Samuel1  Ayers  and  Abigail  Fellows  were  married  in  Ipswich, 

16  Apr.,  1677  (Ct.  R.).  It  is  probable  that  they  resided  in  that  part 
of  Rowley  now  Byfield  Parish.  They  were  admitted  to  Rowley  Church, 
13  Oct.,  1700.  1710  “Samuel  Ayres,  slayn  by  y*5  Indians  at  Winter 

Harbor”  (Ch.  R.).  He  died  intestate,  and  no  one  taking  administra¬ 
tion  on  his  estate,  on  the  complaint  of  a  creditor,  citation  was  issued 
28  Nov.,  1713,  to  Widow  Abigail  and  her  sons,  Samuel  and  John.  30 
Nov.,  1713,  Abigail  Ayers,  Samuel  Ayers,  and  John  Ayers  refuse  to 
take  administration  (Essex  Probate). 

James  Tenney  of  Rowley,  by  deed,  dated  22  Feb.,  1703-4,  conveys  to 
Samuel  Ayers,  Sr.,  and  Samuel  Ayers,  Jr.,  both  of  Rowley,  a  right  in 
Rowley  that  was  granted  bj^  the  town  to  his  father  Thomas  Tenney, 
deceased  (Essex  Deeds,  18:  35). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley  and  Newbury : 

8- 1.  Stephen,2  b.  in  Newbury,  13  Mar.,  1688-9  (Coffin). 

8-2.  Edward,  bp.  14  Jan.,  1693-4. 

8- 3.  Joseph,  bp.  4  Aug.,  1695. 

AYERS 

9.  Thomas  Ayers  and  Hannah  Erington  were  married  in  Ipswich, 
21  Mar.,  1677  (Ct.  R.).  It  is  probable  that  they  resided  in  that  part 
of  Newbury  now  Byfield  Parish.  Thomas  Ayers’  wife  (unnamed)  was 
admitted  to  Rowley  Church,  8  June,  1690,  and  dismissed,  5  May,  1705, 
to  the  church  in  Portsmouth,  N.  H. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

9- 1.  Jabez,  bp.  28  Dec.,  1690. 

9-2.  Abraham,  bp.  20  Nov.,  1692. 

9-3.  Thomas,  bp.  16  Sept.,  1694. 

9- 4.  Mehitable,  bp.  11  Apr.,  1697. 

BAILEY 

10.  James1  Bailey,  brother  of  Richard  (11),  had  the  birth  of  his 
child  recorded  here  as  of  1642,  yet  his  name  does  not  appear  in  the 
record  of  the  first  survey  of  house  lots,  1643.  An  acre  and  half  lot  was 

laid  out  to  him  soon  after.  His  wife  was  Lydia - .  He  was  about 

fifty-one  years  old,  1663,  and  was  buried  10  Aug.,  1677.  His  will, 
dated  8  Aug.,  1677,  mentions  daughters  Lydia  Platts  and  Damaris 
Leaver;  eldest  son,  John;  son  James,  who  is  executor;  and  “unto  my 
wife”  one-third,  etc.  (Essex  Probate,  and  Essex  Deeds,  4  Ips. :  117). 
His  widow,  Lydia,  died  29  Apr.,  1704. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

10- 1.  John,2  b.  2  :  12  mo.  1642  ;  m.  Mary  Mighill  (127-7). 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

10-2.  Lydia,  b.  — :  9  mo.  1644;  m.  Abel  Platts  (148-2). 

10-3.  Jonathan,  b.  —  Sept.,  1646 ;  bur.  27  Mar.,  1665. 

10-4.  Damaris,  b.  17:  11  mo.  1648  ;  m.  Thomas  Leaver  (115-2). 

10-5.  James,  b.  15:  11  mo.  1650  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Johnson  (105-2). 

10-6.  Thomas,  b.  1 :  6  mo.  1653  ;  not  mentioned  in  father’s  will ;  probably 
killed  at  Bloody  Brook  with  Capt.  Lathrop,  18  Sept.,  1675  (Coffin, 
p.  390)  ;  unm. 

10-7.  Samuel,  b.  10 :  6  mo.  1655  ;  bur.  28  :  9  mo.  1657. 

10-8.  Samuel,  b.  6  Nov.  1658  ;  not  mentioned  in  father’s  will. 

10-1.  John2  Bailey  ( James  10),  born  2:  12  mo.  1642;  married 
17  June,  1668,  Mary,  daughter  of  Dea.  Thomas  Mighill  (127).  He 
was  a  soldier  in  the  Canada  Expedition  and  died  “Comeing  from  Can¬ 
ady,”  19  Nov.,  1690.  His  widow,  Mary,  was  administratrix  of  his 
estate,  22  Apr.,  1691;  son  Jonathan  joined  her  when  twenty-one  years 
old;  with  the  inventory  on  file  is  a  list  of  his  children  as  given  below, 
excepting  daughter  Ann.  Widow  Mary  Bailey  died  before  30  Mar., 
1694,  when  the  estate  was  divided.  See  will  of  Widow  Faith  Law  (114). 

Children  of  record  in  Bowley : 

10-9.  Jonathans  (John,  Ch.  B.),  b.  31  Aug.,  1670;  m.  Hannah  Walker. 
10-10.  Ann,  b.  24  Feb.,  1672-3;  d.  17  Dec.,  1690  ;  unm. 

10-11.  Nathaniel,  bp.  4  Apr.,  1675;  m.  Sarah  Clark. 

10-12.  Thomas,  b.  7  Oct.,  1677  ;  settled  in  Bradford,  where  he  m.  8  Dec., 
1700,  Eunice  Walker,  a  grandchild  of  Humphrey  Woodbury  of 
Beverly  (Essex  Deeds,  32:67).  He  d.  in  Haverhill,  23  Dec.,  1764. 

10-13.  James,  bp.  18  Apr.,  1680;  settled  in  Bradford,  and  there  m.  14  July, 
1702,  Hannah  Wood  (220-13).  (Essex  Deeds,  25:173;  44:147; 
47  :  117  ;  and  Essex  Probate.) 

10-14.  Mary,  b.  1  Feb.,  1682-3 ;  d.  Oct.,  1721 ;  unm.  Brother  Jonathan, 
admr.,  23  Feb.,  1721-2  (Essex  Probate). 

10-15.  Elizabeth,  b.  15  Nov.,  1685;  m.  Daniel  Tenney  (195-27). 

10-16.  Lydia,  b.  14  Apr.,  1688;  m.  in  Newbury,  13  May,  1715,  Daniel  Bitter 
or  Butter.  They  were  dismissed,  22  Aug.,  1742,  from  Bowley 
Church  to  the  church  in  Lunenburg  (Ch.  B.). 

10-17.  John,  b.  12  Jan.,  1690-1  ;  was  of  Boston;  d.  before  1722,  leaving 
children  (Essex  Probate).  Adm.  granted  16  Oct.,  1721,  to  John 
Dixwell  and  John  Staniford,  both  of  Boston.  Guardianship  of 
his  children,  viz :  William,*  aged  about  7  years ;  Benjamin,  aged 
about  6  years ;  John,  aged  about  4  years ;  and  Sarah,  aged  about 
4  years,  granted  23  July,  1722  (Suffolk  Probate,  22:  127,  307-9, 
and  28:  103).  William  Bailey,  “tailor,”  John  Bailey,  “Cordwainer,” 
both  of  Haverhill,  Sarah  Bailey,  “spinster,”  of  Woburn,  and  Ben¬ 
jamin  Bailey,  “Shipwright,”  of  Boston,  sold  to  Nathaniel  Mighill, 
land  in  Bowley,  formerly  of  “our  uncle”  Ezekiel  Mighill,  1740 
(Essex  Deeds,  80:64  and  94:208).  This  William*  Bailey  m.  in 
Linebrook  Parish,  31  Aug.,  1756,  Abig'ail  Ivilbourne  (106-39),  and 
was  “drowned  at  the  Isle  of  Sables,  16  Nov.,  1760”  (Ch.  B.). 

10-5.  James2  Bailey  ( James  10),  born  15:  11  mo.  1650;  married 
12  May,  1680,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Capt.  John  Johnson  (105)  ;  died 
20  Mar.,  1714-5  (G.  S.).  His  will,  proved  2  May,  1715,  mentions  wife, 
Elizabeth;  eldest  son,  James,  to  have  his  Bowley  lands;  youngest  son. 


MIGHILL-BAILEY  HOUSE,  WETHERSFIELD  STREET 

Built  in  1668,  the  year  of  the  marriage  of  Mary  Mighill  (127-7)  to  John  Bailey  (lO-l),  on  lot  registered  in  1643 

to  Dea.  Thomas  Mighill  (127). 


\ 


MIGHILL-BAILEY  HOUSE,  WETHERSFIELD  STREET 
(after  addition) 

Occupied  by  six  generations  of  the  Bailey  Family.  Taken  down  in  1902. 


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Samuel,  to  have  his  Bradford  lands;  daughters  Elizabeth  and  Hannah 
(Essex  Probate).  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  died  12  Sept.,  1743. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

10-18.  James, 3  b.  25  July,  1681 ;  bur.  3  Aug.,  1681. 

10-19.  Elizabeth,  b.  16  Nov.,  1682  ;  bur.  6  Dec.,  1682. 

10-20.  John,  b.  1  Feb.,  1685-6  ;  d.  13  Feb.,  1685-6. 

10-21.  Elizabeth,  b.  7  Jan.,  1687-8;  m.  Samuel  Scott  (168-15). 

10-22.  Hannah,  b.  4  Dec.,  1690;  m.  (int.  19:  11  mo.  1711)  Moses  Davis; 
d.  30  Nov.,  1743. 

10-23.  James,  b.  12  May,  1694;  m.  Mercy  Bailey  (10-40). 

10-24.  Samuel,  b.  27  Oct.,  1701.  He  sold,  19  Nov.,  1723,  to  Abraham  Parker, 
land  in  Bradford,  given  him  by  his  father  (Essex  Deeds,  42  :  135)  ; 
d.  14  Feb.,  1754 ;  unm. 

10-9.  Capt.  Jonathan3  Bailey  ( John  10-1;  James  10),  born  31 
Aug.,  1670;  married  7  Mar.,  1693-4  (Ct.  R.),  Hannah,  daughter  of 
Shubael  and  Patience  (Jewett  101-6)  Walker,  of  Bradford.  She  was 
born  in  Bradford,  4  Mar.,  1671-2,  and  died  9  Dec.,  1702.  He  married 
(2)  30  Jan.,  1707-8,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Dea.  Ezekiel  Jewett  (100-1); 
she  died  28  Sept.,  1730  (G.  S.).  His  intention  of  marriage  with 
Mercy,  widow  of  William  Gage  (69-2),  was  published  20  Oct.,  1733, 
but  they  were  not  married.  He  died  23  Nov.,  1733  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

His  will,  dated  15  Nov.,  1733,  mentions  sons  Jonathan,  Shubael, 
John,  and  Moses  who  has  the  homestead;  daughters  Ann  Tenney,  Han¬ 
nah  Stewart,  Sarah  Dickinson,  and  Mary  Bailey;  Widow  Mercy  Gage 
to  have  £10;  sister  Elizabeth  Tenney;  children  of  brother,  John  Bailey, 
deceased,  to  have  one-half  the  estate  “which  is  to  come  to  me  from  my 
uncle  Ezekiel  Mighill  after  his  widow’s  decease”  (Essex  Probate,  321 : 
63). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

10-25.  Jonathan, 4  b.  1  Feb.,  1694-5;  of  Lancaster,  1722  (Middlesex  Deeds, 
23:39-40);  m.  28  Mar.,  1734,  Bridget  Boynton  (22-46).  She  d. 
before  22  Apr.,  1752. 

10-26.  Shubael,  b.  22  Feb.,  1695-6;  of  Lancaster,  1722  (Middlesex  Deeds. 
23:39-40). 

10-27.  John,  b.  1  July,  1698;  m.  Elizabeth  Crosby  (49-21). 

10-28.  Ann,  b.  4  Feb.,  1700-1;  m.  Thomas  Wicom  (217-19). 

10-29.  Benoni,  b.  9  Dec.,  1702:  d.  21  Nov.,  1703. 

10-30.  Hannah,  b.  30  June,  1709;  m.  John  Stewart  (188-39). 

10-31.  Sarah,  b.  14  Jan.,  1710-1;  m.  Samuel  Dickinson  (54-23). 

10-32.  Moses,  b.  4  Feb.,  1712-3  ;  settled  in  Lancaster. 

10-33.  Mary,  bp.  31  July,  1715;  m.  Amos  Jewett  (103-24). 

10-34.  Ezekiel,  bp.  27  Apr.,  1718;  d.  young. 

10-11.  Nathaniel3  Bailey  ( John  10-1;  James  10) ,  baptized  4 
Apr.,  1675;  married  2  Jan.,  1700-1,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Josiah  and 
Mercy  (Boynton  22-4)  Clark  of  Ipswich.  He  jlied  21  July,  1722,  in 
his  48th  year  (G.  S.).  (Essex  Probate,  313:  563,  647-9  for  division 
of  his  estate.)  His  widow,  Sarah,  married  (2)  John  Stewart  (188-7). 


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Children  born  in  Rowley : 

10-35.  Joseph, ^  b.  17  Oct.,  1701;  m.  Sarah  Jewett  (103-22). 

10-36.  Nathaniel,  b.  27  Oct.,  1703 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  25  July,  1726,  Mary 
Worcester  of  Bradford  or  Newbury ;  seven  children  were  born 
in  Bradford.  He  may  have  moved  to  Gloucester. 

10-37.  Josiah,  b.  3  Nov.,  1705  ;  m.  in  Andover,  31  Oct.,  1728,  Elizabeth 
Stevens  of  Andover ;  settled  in  Lunenburg. 

10-38.  David,  b.  11  Nov.,  1707  ;  m.  Mary  Hodgkins. 

10-39.  Samuel,  b.  25  Nov.,  1709  ;  m.  Jane  Wyatt. 

10-40.  Mercy,  b.  21  Mar.,  1711-2;  m.  James  Bailey  (10-23). 

10-41.  Sarah,  b.  18  Nov.,  1719. 

10-23.  Lieut.  James3  Bailey  ( James  10-5;  James  10),  born  12 
May,  1694;  married  20  Mar.,  1739-40,  Mercy,  daughter  of  Nathaniel 
Bailey  (10-11).  He  died  3  Jan.,  1768.  Administration  granted  29 
May,  1768,  to  his  widow,  Mercy,  and  de  bonis  non  to  Hannah  Bailey, 
8  June,  1779  (Essex  Probate).  His  widow,  Mercy,  died  27  Jan.,  1779. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

10-42.  James,4  bp.  7  June,  1741;  d.  15  June,  1741. 

10-43.  Elizabeth,  b.  19  Sept.,  1742 ;  d.  24  Apr.,  1760 ;  unm. 

10-44.  James,  b.  23  Mar.,  1744-5  ;  d.  27  Jan.,  1809  ;  unm. 

10-45.  Moses,  b.  31  Aug.,  1747  ;  d.  Mar.,  1776  ;  unm. 

10-46.  Paul,  bp.  1  Sept.,  1751 ;  d.  23  Apr.,  1752. 

10-47.  Hannah,  b.  19  Dec.,  1753  ;  m.  Nelson  Todd  (203-57). 

10-27.  Ensign  John4  Bailey  (Capt.  Jonathan  10-9;  John  10-1; 
James  10),  born  1  July,  1698;  married  17  Jan.,  1722-3,  Elizabeth, 
daughter  of  Nathaniel  Crosby  (49-10).  They  were  dismissed,  30  May, 
1762,  from  Byfield  Church  to  the  church  in  Lunenburg. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

10-48.  An  infant, 5  d.  17  July,  1723. 

10-49.  Jonathan,  b.  28  July,  1724  ;  d.  21  Aug.,  1724. 

10-50.  Elizaeeth,  b.  15  Aug.,  1725  ;  d.  8  Sept.,  1725. 

10-51.  Hannah  (Elizabeth,  Ch.  R.),  b.  1  Jan.,  1726-7. 

10-52.  Jedidiah,  b.  31  Oct.,  1729  ;  m.  Martha  Thurlow. 

10-53.  John,  b.  8  Aug.,  1732  ;  m.  Mary  Holman. 

10-54.  Jonathan,  b.  1  June,  1735  ;  d.  2  Apr.,  1753  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

10-55.  Elizabeth,  b.  4  June,  1738. 

10-35.  Joseph4  Bailey  ( Nathaniel  10-11;  John  10-1;  James  10), 
born  17  Oct.,  1701;  married  (int.  12  June,  1725)  Sarah,  daughter  of 
Dea.  Daniel  Jewett  (103-10).  They  were  dismissed,  about  1735,  from 
the  Rowley  Church  to  the  church  in  Newbury.  He  was  a  potter.  Ad¬ 
ministration  granted  8  June,  1761  (Essex  Probate). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

10-56.  Elizabeth, s  b.  29  Dec.,  1725. 

10-57.  Nathaniel,  b.  7  Mar.,  1726-7. 

10-58.  Daniel,  b.  27  June,  1729. 

10-59.  Amos,  bp.  12  Sept.,  1731. 


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10-38.  Dea.  David4  Bailey  ( Nathaniel  10-11;  John  10-1;  James 
10),  born  11  Nov.,  1107;  married  7  Dec.,  1727,  Mary  Hodgkins.  She 
died  10  Aug.,  1759.  He  married  (2)  18  Dec.,  1759,  Mehitable  Smith, 
who  died  20  Aug.,  1789.  He  was  chosen  deacon  of  Rowley  Church, 
18  Feb.,  1761,  and  died  12  May,  1769  (G.  S.).  His  home  was  on 
Wethersfield  Street. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

10-60.  John, s  bp.  15  Dec.,  1728;  d.  31  Dec.,  1728. 

10-61.  Jacob,  b.  16  Apr.,  1731;  Harvard  Coll.,  1755;  an  Episcopal  Minister; 

d.  at  Annapolis  Royal,  Canada,  22  Mar.,  1808.  See  “The  Frontier 
Missionary,”  a  memoir  of  his  life,  by  William  S.  Bartlett,  A.  M., 
1853. 

10-62.  Sabah,  bp.  12  Aug.,  1733  ;  cl.  10  Feb.,  1735-6. 

10-63.  David,  b.  15  Feb.,  1734-5  ;  m.  3  Apr.,  1759,  Hannah  Kilbourne  (106-63). 

10-64.  Pierce,  b.  6  Feb.,  1737-8;  d.  a  soldier  in  the  army,  1760,  “at  Albany 

of  the  Small  Pox”;  unm.  Adm.  granted  30  Mar.,  1761,  to  his 
father,  David  Bailey  (Essex  Probate). 

10-65.  Amos,  b.  22  Jan.,  1739-40 ;  m.  Lydia  Ross. 

10-66.  John,  b.  9  Sept.,  1741;  m.  Hannah  Dresser  (58-82). 

10-67.  Nathaniel,  b.  4  Sept.,  1743  ;  settled  in  Pittston,  Maine. 

10-68.  Mary,  b.  4  Nov.,  1744;  d.  11  Oct.,  1748. 

10-69.  Ezekiel,  b.  5  Jan.,  1746-7;  m.  Lois  Brocklebank  (29-51). 

10-70.  Mary,  bp.  16  Feb.,  1751-2 ;  d.  7  Jan.,  1753. 

10-71.  An  infant,  d.  19  June,  1764. 

10-72.  Mehitable,  b.  10  July,  1767  ;  d.  13  Dec.,  1783. 

10-39.  Samuel4  Bailey  ( Nathaniel  10-11;  John  10-1;  James  10), 
born  25  Nov.,  1709;  married  in  Newbury,  7  Feb.,  1733-4,  Jane,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  John  and  Mary  (Badger)  Wyatt  of  Newbury,  where  she  was 
born  17  Sept.,  1711.  They  resided  in  Newbury  until  1739,  then  in 
Rowley,  where  she  died  —  Jan.,  1786,  aged  74  years.  He  was  a  chair- 
maker;  died  1  Aug.,  1796. 

Children  born  in  Newbury : 

10-73.  William, 5  b.  16  Nov.,  1734;  lived  in  Newburyport. 

10-74.  Samuel,  b.  3  Nov.,  1735  ;  d.  in  Rowley,  5  Nov.,  1753. 

10-75.  John,  b.  25  Feb.,  1736-7  ;  d.  soon. 

Born  in  Rowley : 

10-76.  Jane,  b.  26  Feb.,  1739-40  ;  d.  29  Oct.,  1763  ;  unm. 

10-77.  John,  b.  15  July,  1741 ;  m.  Susannah  Lowell. 

10-78.  Thomas,  b.  5  Dec.,  1742  ;  lived  in  Newburyport,  and  d.  there  16  Feb., 
1825,  without  issue. 

10-79.  Anne,  bp.  23  Dec.,  1744 ;  d.  4  July,  1748. 

10-80.  Sarah,  b.  20  Feb.,  1746-7  ;  d.  28  Apr.,  1799  ;  unm. 

10-81.  Mary,  b.  21  Feb.,  1750-1;  m.  19  Jan.,  1774,  Jabez  Ross,  Jr.;  d.  13 
July,  1774. 

10-82.  Samuel,  b.  4  May,  1757  ;  living  in  Rowley,  1797,  prob.  unm. 


10-52.  Jedidiah5  Bailey  ( Ensign  John  10-27;  Capt.  Jonathan 
10-9;  John  10-1;  James  10),  born  31  Oct.,  1729;  married  in  Newbury, 


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1  June,  1756,  Martha  Thorla  (Thurlow)  of  Newbury.  It  is  probable 
that  she  was  the  widow  of  Joseph  Thurlow,  and  daughter  of  Jonathan 
and  Lydia  (Spofford)  Thurston.  She  died  in  Lunenburg,  1.4  Apr., 
1790,  in  her  54th  year. 

Children  born  in  Eowley : 

10-83.  Jonathan^  b.  16  Apr.,  1757  ;  d.  6  July,  1757. 

10-84.  Jonathan,  b.  12  Aug.,  1758. 

10-53.  John5  Bailey  ( Ensign  John  10-27;  Capt.  Jonathan  10-9; 
John  10-1;  James  10),  born  8  Aug.,  1732;  married  in  Newbury,  4 
Nov.,  1756,  Mary  Holman  of  Newbury.  They  probably  moved  to 
Lunenburg. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

10-85.  Elizabeth^  b.  29  Sept.,  1757. 

10-86.  Hannah,  b.  5  Nov.,  1758. 

10-87.  Moses,  b.  26  Jan.,  1760. 

10-65.  Lieut.  Amos5  Bailey  ( Dea .  David  10-38;  Nathaniel  10- 
11;  John  10-1;  James  10),  born  22  Jan.,  1739-40;  married  in  Ipswich, 
28  Nov.,  1765,  Lydia  Ross  of  Ipswich.  She  died  1  Dec.,  1797,  aged  57 
years.  He  died  28  Mar.,  1797.  Rev.  soldier,  rank  of  ensign. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

10-88.  Abner  Ross, 6  b.  9  May,  1767  ;  d.  22  Sept.,  1845  ;  unm. 

10-89.  Amos,  b.  22  Dec.,  1768  ;  d.  20  Apr.,  1853. 

10-90.  Lydia,  b.  13  Dec.,  1770  ;  d.  6  July,  1859  ;  unm. 

10-91.  An  infant,  d.  —  Dec.,  1775. 

10-92.  Lucy,  b.  1  Apr.,  1778  ;  cl.  27  Mar.,  1813  ;  unm. 

10-93.  Nathaniel,  b.  21  Dec.,  1781 ;  m.  Elizabeth  Brown  Matson. 

10-66.  John5  Bailey  {Dea.  David,  10-38;  Nathaniel  10-11;  John , 
10-1;  James  10),  born  9  Sept.,  1741;  married  14  Feb.,  1760,  Hannah, 
daughter  of  Daniel  Dresser  (58-52).  By  deed,  dated  15  Aug.,  1763, 
John  Bailey,  “Baker,”  and  wife,  Hannah,  of  Rowley,  sold  to  his  father, 
David  Bailey,  “trader,”  of  Rowley,  “one  half  of  a  new  house  (being 
but  in  part  finished)  which  stands  upon  land  of  the  said  David,  near 
his  now  dwelling  in  Rowley”  (Essex  Deeds,  111:  203).  They  moved 
to  Manchester,  where  he  enlisted  in  the  Army  of  the  Revolution,  and 
died  on  his  way  home,  of  small  pox.  His  widow,  Hannah,  with  the 
children,  then  moved  to  the  home  of  her  father  in  Ipswich  Village,  and 
died  there  21  Mar.,  1807,  aged  64  years. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

10-94.  Molly, «  b.  in  Andover,  23  Dec.,  1760  ;  d.  in  Rowley,  1793  ;  unm. 

10-95.  Mehitable,  bp.  23  Jan.,  1763  ;  cl.  11  Oct.,  1807  ;  unm. 

10-96.  Pierce,  b.  13  July,  1766  (Bailey  Gen.)  ;  m.  17  Dec.,  1793,  Salome 
Bailey  (10-111). 

10-97.  Elizabeth,  b.  in  Manchester,  11  May,  1769;  m.  (int.  6  Oct.,  1810) 
Reuben  Howe,  as  his  third  wife,  and  d.,  his  widow,  in  Ipswich 
Village,  9  Aug.,  1855 ;  bur.  in  Rowley. 


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10-98.  Patty,  b.  in  Manchester,  17  May,  1772 ;  d.  29  May,  1772. 

10-99.  John,  b.  in  Manchester,  1777 ;  d.  2  Sept.,  1778. 

10-69.  Ezekiel5  Bailey  ( Dea .  David  10-38;  Nathaniel  10-11; 
John  10-1;  James  10),  bom  5  Jan.,  1746-7;  married  2  Nov.,  1769, 
Lois,  daughter  of  Nathan  Brocklebank  (29-26)  ;  died  29  May,  1796. 
Rev.  soldier.  She  died  19  June,  1820. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

10-100.  Betty,6  b.  5  Sept.,  1770 ;  m.  9  June,  1801,  Richard  Pulsifer. 

10-101.  Lois,  b.  5  Nov.,  1772  ;  m.  Thomas  Hobson  (89-59). 

10-102.  Molly,  b.  15  Sept.,  1775;  m.  21  July,  1808,  Capt.  John  Moulton  of 
Wenham. 

10-103.  Eunice,  b.  2  May,  1778  ;  m.  -  Pressey  of  Amesbury. 

10-104.  David,  b.  5  Sept.,  1780  ;  m.  Anna  Spiller. 

10-105.  Hitty,  b.  8  Oct.,  1784;  m.  (int.  24  Nov.,  1804)  John  Flanders  Davis. 
10-106.  Ezekiel  Pierce,  b.  31  Aug.,  1789;  m.  Sarah  Hobson  (89-67). 

10-107.  Jacob,  bp.  14  Nov.,  1791;  d.  7  Jan.,  1792. 

10-108.  Anna,  b.  9  Nov.,  1793  ;  m.  in  Middleton,  23  Nov.,  1817,  Benj.  Potter 
of  Ipswich,  “both  of  Wenham”  (Middleton  R.). 

10-77.  John5  Bailey  ( Samuel  10-39;  Nathaniel  10-11;  John,  10- 
1;  James  10),  born  15  July,  1741;  married  18  Nov.,  1764,  Susannah, 
daughter  of  Richard  and  Elizabeth  (Cooper)  Lowell,  then  of  Rowley. 
She  was  born  21  July,  1744,  and  died  10  July,  1767.  He  married  (2) 
(int.  12  Nov.,  1768)  Charity  Dodge  of  Wenham,  who  died  22  Dec., 
1812.  He  married  (3)  26  Apr.,  1813,  Martha  Richardson,  who  died 
10  May,  1816.  He  married  (4)  23  Dec.,  1816,  Elizabeth,  widow  of 
Moses  Chaplin  (37-50). 

He  lived  on  the  north  side  of  Rowley  Common,  and  died  there  26 
July,  1826.  Rev.  soldier. 

His  widow,  Elizabeth,  died  in  Topsfield,  28  June,  1835,  aged  77 
years,  "Of  Old  Rowley.  She  was  the  mother  of  the  wife  of  Charles 
Miller”  (Topsfield  R.). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

10-109.  Jane,6  b.  25  Oct.,  1765;  m.  David  Pickard  (145-91). 

10-110.  Susannah,  b.  27  Apr.,  1767. 

10-111.  Salome,  b.  26  Oct.,  1769  ;  m.  Pierce  Bailey  (10-96). 

10-112.  Thomas,  bp.  7  Apr.,  1771;  m.  27  Aug.,  1793,  Susannah  Hobson. 

They  settled  in  Newbury,  where  their  children  were  born.  He 
“was  lost  at  sea,”  1  Dec.,  1804.  She  d.  in  Georgetown,  16  Nov., 
1856  (Bailey  Gen.). 

10-113.  Anna,  bp.  10  Jan.,  1773. 

10-114.  Mary,  bp.  30  Oct.,  1774. 

10-115.  John,  b.  17  Jan.,  1777;  d.  29  Feb.,  1820;  unm. 

10-116.  Joseph,  bp.  25  July,  1779;  m.  (int.  11  July,  1810)  Mary  Coombs 
of  Boston.  They  lived  in  Boston ;  prob.  she  d.  there.  We  learn 
from  relatives  that  they  had  five  children,  and  that  after  death 
of  mother  they  were  sent  to  their  grandfather’s  in  Maine.  He 
d.  at  the  house  of  Mark  F.  Cate,  in  Ipswich  Village,  9  Aug.,  1839  ; 
bur.  in  Rowley. 


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10-117.  Charity,  b.  7  Aug.,  1781 ;  m.  30  July,  1800,  Israel  Adams,  3rd. 

10-118.  Polly,  b.  16  Oct.,  1785  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  18  Sept.,  1804,  Silas  Crane  of 
Lynn. 

10-93.  Nathaniel6  Bailey  {Lieut.  Amos  10-65;  Dea.  David  10- 
38;  Nathaniel  10-11;  John  10-1;  James  10),  born  21  Dec.,  1781;  mar¬ 
ried  4  June,  1804,  Elizabeth  Brown  Matson;  died  16  Apr.,  1817. 

Children  born  in  Eowley : 

10-119.  Juliett  Charlotte, 7  b.  5  Dec.,  1804 ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  3  Feb.,  1825, 
Mark  Newman  of  Ipswich. 

10-120.  Theodore  Strong,  b.  21  July,  1806. 

10-121.  Edwin  Augustus,  b.  22  May,  1808. 

10-122.  Leonora  Elmira,  b.  5  Mar.,  1810. 

10-123.  Oscar  Pinckney,  b.  20  Dec.,  1811;  d.  16  Aug.,  1814. 

10-124.  Lucy  Eveline,  b.  22  Oct.,  1813  ;  d.  16  Aug.,  1820. 

10-125.  Oscar  Pinckney,  b.  11  Sept.,  1815. 

10-126.  Nathaniel  (posthumous),  b.  2  Aug.,  1817. 

10-96.  Pierce6  Bailey  {John  10-66;  Dea.  David  10-38;  Nathaniel 
10-11;  John  10-1;  James  10),  born  13  July,  1766  (Bailey  Gen.) ;  mar¬ 
ried  17  Dec.,  1793,  Salome,  daughter  of  John  Bailey  (10-77).  His  home 
was  in  Ipswich  Village.  She  died  3  Nov.,  1824.  He  died  18  Feb., 
1848  (P.  R.).  Both  buried  in  Rowley. 

Children  born  in  Ipswich  Village : 

10-127.  A  child, 7  d.  20  Oct.,  1794. 

10-128.  Oliver,  b.  7  Nov.,  1794  (Bailey  Gen.),  17  Nov.,  1795  (Ipswich  V.  R.)  ; 
m.  Judith  Howe. 

10-129.  Jacob,  b.  16  Jan.,  1797  ;  m.  30  Mar.,  1824,  Judith  Jewett  (101-199)  ; 

d.  1830.  She  d.  24  June,  1879.  Children:  John  Henry,  b.  22  Dec., 
1824,  d.  1895;  unm. ;  Charles,  b.  26  Sept.,  1828,  d.  1904;  unm.  All 
bur.  in  Rowley. 

10-130.  Salome,  b.  28  Feb.,  1799;  d.  12  Aug.,  1805. 

10-131.  Hannah,  b.  30  Apr.,  1801;  d.  unm. 

10-132.  John  Pierce,  b.  8  Mar.,  1803  (Ipswich  V.  R.). 

10-133.  Charity,  b.  5  Oct.,  1804 ;  d.  11  July,  1806. 

10-134.  Charity,  b.  28  Sept..,  1806;  m.  6  Apr.,  1826,  Joshua  Howe. 

10-104.  David6  Bailey  {Ezekiel  10-69;  Dea.  David  10-38;  Nathan¬ 
iel  10-11;  John  10-1;  James  10),  born  5  Sept.,  1780;  married  in 
Ipswich,  31  July,  1804,  Anna  Spiller.  They  moved  to  Wenham  in 
1808,  and  had  six  children  born  there. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

10-135.  Matilda  Ann, 7  b.  7  Jan.,  1805. 

10-136.  William  Kimball,  b.  17  Nov.,  1806. 

10-106.  Ezekiel  Pierce6  Bailey  {Ezekiel  10-69;  Dea.  David  10- 
38;  Nathaniel  10-11;  John  10-1;  James  10),  born  31  Aug.,  1789;  mar¬ 
ried  30  Oct.,  1815,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Moses  Hobson  (89-56).  He 
was  a  carpenter,  and  lived  on  Wethersfield  Street.  He  died  28  July, 
1859.  She  died  30  June,  1880. 


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Children  born  in  Rowley : 

10-137.  Charles  Jewett, 7  b.  8  Jan.,  1816;  m.  Eveline  Tenney. 

10-138.  Ezekiel,  b.  22  Aug.,  1818  ;  m.  Caroline  Blackinton  ;  d.  21  Feb.,  1861. 
10-139.  Sarah  Gage,  b.  7  Mar.,  1821;  m.  Frederic  Drew;  d.  3  Jan.,  1900. 
10-140.  Sophia,  b.  23  Aug.,  1823;  m.  Ebenezer  B.  Damon;  d.  16  Feb.  1908. 

10-141.  Frederic,  b.  8  Mar.,  1826  ;  m.  2  Jan.,  1855,  Catherine  Janvrin  of 
Hampton  Falls,  N.  H.  She  was  b.  1  July,  1830  ;  d.  3  Oct.,  1899. 
He  d.  2  Sept.,  1902.  Descendants  in  male  line  now  (1932)  living 
in  Rowley. 

10-142.  Henry,  b.  30  Mar.,  1829  ;  m.  14  Mar.,  1852,  Margaret  Ann  Johnson 
(105-84)  ;  d.  3  May,  1863.  His  widow,  Margaret  Ann,  m.  (2) 
David  C.  Smith  of  Georgetown.  She  d.  in  Georgetown,  9  Feb., 
1911. 

10-143.  Mary  Ann,  b.  2  July,  1831 ;  m.  28  xAug.,  1857,  William  Mason  Car¬ 
penter  ;  d.  1  Mar.,  1886. 

10-144.  Edward,  b.  13  Jan.,  1834;  m.  7  Feb.,  1860,  Martha  Peckham.  She 
was  b.  12  June,  1837  ;  d.  25  Aug.,  1919  He  d.  29  Jan.,  1911. 
Their  son,  Dr.  George  Guys  Bailey,  b.  14  Mar.,  1864,  is  now 
(1932)  living  in  Ipswich. 

10-145.  Olive,  b.  17  July,  1836;  m.  10  Nov.,  1858,  George  Hardy;  d.  23  July, 
1862. 

10-146.  William  Albert,  b.  18  Mar.,  1839 ;  m.  Esther  Evans ;  d.  22  Nov., 
1893. 

10-128.  Oliver7  Bailey  ( Pierce  10-96;  John  10-66;  Dea.  David 
10-38;  Nathaniel  10-11;  John  10-1;  James  10),  born  7  Nov.,  1794 
(Bailey  Gen.)  17  Nov.,  1795  (Ipswich  V.  R.)  ;  married  27  June,  1822, 
Judith,  daughter  of  Iieuhen  and  Judith  (Tenney  195-69)  Howe.  She 
was  born  21  Jan.,  1798.  Their  home  was  in  Ipswich  Village,  where 
he  died  6  Jan.,  1878  and  she  died  20  May,  1886. 

Children : 

10-147.  Ann  Mary, 8  b.  1  May,  1823  ;  d.  Sept.,  1824. 

10-148.  Judith  Ann,  b.  20  Aug.,  1825  ;  m.  8  Jan.,  1848,  Enoch  Ira  Dole  of 
Rowley. 

10-149.  Mary  Jane,  b.  26  Mar.,  1827  ;  d.  11  Nov.,  1898  ;  unm. 

10-150.  Amasa  Pearson,  b.  16  Dec.,  1828;  m.  Abby  S.  Wise;  d.  26  Sept., 
1890. 

10-151.  Oliver  Alvin,  b.  4  Dec.,  1831 ;  m.  Oct.  1877,  Emily,  dau.  of  John  N. 

Pearson  (140-239).  She  was  b.  20  June,  1834;  d.  9  July,  1907. 
He  d.  12  June,  1908. 

10-152.  Hannah  Elizabeth,  b.  26  Sept.,  1838 ;  m.  Joseph  D.  Dodge  of 
Rowley. 

10-153.  Eben  Howe,  b.  24  Sept.,  1843 ;  m.  Amy  Caroline,  dau.  of  Ezekiel 
Bailey  (10-138).  She  d.  12  Sept.,  1880.  He  m.  (2)  Mary  Emma 
Hunt  of  Clinton. 

BAILEY 

11.  Richard1  Bailey,  brother  of  James  (10),  came  in  the  “Bevis” 
from  Southampton,  1638,  as  servant  of  Richard  Dummer;  he  tvas  then 
about  15  years  old  (Savage).  He,  with  Richard  Holmes  (90),  bought 
the  house  lot  and  rights  thereto  pertaining,  of  Thomas  Harris  (80), 
1644  (Essex  Deeds,  1  Ips. :  152).  He  brought  with  him  to  Rowley  his 


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wife,  Edna,  whose  maiden  name  was  Halstead.  He  was  buried  16 :  12 
mo.  (Feb.),  1647. 

His  will,  dated  15:  last  (12)  mo.  1647,  mentions  as  legatees,  “wife 
Edna;  son  Joseph;  Brother  James  Baly;  nephew  John  Baly;  Thomas 
Palmer;  the  poore  of  the  Towne”;  also  mentions  “Michel  Hobkinson; 
Mr.  Rogers,  Ipswich,  and  Mr.  Johnson”  (On  file  Salem,  Yol.  1:  98). 
His  widow,  Edna,  married  (2)  Ezekiel  Northern!  (132).  Ezekiel 
Northern!,  as  guardian  of  Joseph  Bailey,  15:  9  mo.  1649;  mentions  a 
gift  from  William  Halstead*  (Essex  Deeds,  1  Ips. :  54). 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

11-1.  Joseph,-  b.  about  1647.  He  deposes,  20  July,  1698,  “in  Rowley  where 
I  was  born”  (Essex  Probate  Files,  11510).  He  was  about  34 
years  old,  1681  (Essex  Ct.  Files).  When  he  became  of  age  he 
settled  in  the  East  Parish  of  Bradford ;  was  a  deacon  of  the 
church,  and  prominent  in  the  affairs  of  the  town ;  m.  Abigail, 
daughter  of  John  Trumble  (204).  He  d.  11  Oct.,  1712.  She  d. 
17  Nov.,  1735.  Children  born  in  Bradford: 

i.  Abigail,3  b.  9  Mar.,  1671  (Ct.  R.)  ;  m.  Samuel  Tenney  (195-8). 

ii.  Richard,  b.  30  Sept.,  1675  (Ct.  R.). 

iii.  Anne,  b.  24  Sept.,  1678  (Ct.  R.)  :  m.  Jonas  Platts  (147-4). 

iv.  Elizabeth,  b.  9  Apr.,  1681  (Ct.  R.). 

v.  Joseph,  b.  13  Feb.,  1683  (Ct.  R.). 

vi.  Edna,  b.  26  June,  1686  (Ct.  R.). 

vii.  John,  b.  26  Nov.,  1691  (Bradford  R.). 

viii.  Sarah,  b.  6  July,  1694  (Bradford  R.). 

BARKER 

12.  Thomas1  Barker,  freeman  13  May,  1640,  had  a  four-acre 
house  lot,  1643;  was  one  of  the  wealthiest  of  the  first  settlers.  He 
brought  with  him  his  wife,  Mary;  died  without  issue;  was  buried  30 
Nov.,  1650.  His  will,  proved  25 :  1  mo.  1651,  mentions  Mr.  Ezekiel 
Rogers;  dear  sister  Jane  Lambert;  Thomas  Leaver  and  his  wife;  John 
Johnson;  Elizabeth  Johnson;  Thomas  Lambert,  a  minor;  “beloved 
brethren  Thomas  Mighill  and  Matthew  Boyes” ;  wife,  Mary,  to  be  execu¬ 
trix  and  have  remainder  (Essex  Deeds,  1  Ips.:  120). 

Thomas  Barker  was  called  “Brother”  in  the  will  of  Francis  Lambert 
(112),  and  his  wife,  Mary,  was  called  “Aunt”  in  the  will  of  Gershom 
Lambert  (112-5).  In  the  will  of  Robert  Johnson  (104)  he  is  called 
“My  Cosen  Thomas  Barker.”  Widow  Mary  Barker  married  (2)  Rev. 
Ezekiel  Rogers  (160). 

See  note  under  Capt.  John  Johnson  (105). 

BARKER 

13.  James1  Barker,  “tailor,”  freeman  7  Oct.,  1640,  had  an  acre 
and  half  house  lot  on  Wethersfield  Street,  1643.  He  brought  with  him 
his  wife,  Grace,  who  was  buried  27:  12  mo.  1665.  He  married  (2)  22 
May,  1666,  Widow  Mary  Wiat  or  Wyatt  of  Ipswich. 

*  William  Halstead  of  Concord,  in  his  will,  proved  13:  8  mo.  1645,  mentions, 
“To  the  poor  of  the  Town  of  Concord  five  pounds;  unto  my  brother  Henry  and 
to  my  sister  Edna  her  child  or  children;  sister’s  husband”  (unnamed)  (Suffolk 
Probate,  1:  36). 


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He  was  buried  7  Sept.,  1678.  His  will,  dated  3:  7  mo.  1678,  men¬ 
tions  himself  as  “Born  at  Stragewell  in  Low  Suffolk  in  Old  England’’: 
wife  Mary,  and  a  marriage  contract;  son  Barzilla  as  eldest  child;  sons 
James  and  Nathaniel;  daughter  Eunice  Watson,  wife  of  John  Watson; 
daughter  Grace,  unmarried,  and  “brother”  George  Kilborn  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate). 

His  widow,  Mary,  died  12  Apr.,  1684.  Her  will,  dated  10  Feb.,  1682 
(unsigned),  mentions  son  and  daughter,  Nathaniel  and  Mary  Barker, 
to  have  most  of  the  estate  for  her  maintenance  during  life.  The  inven¬ 
tory  mentions  “what  was  given  her  by  her  husband  Wiat  in  his  last 
will”  (Essex  Probate,  304:  87-88). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

13-1.  Barzilla,2  m.  Anna  Jewett  (100-2). 

13-2.  James,  m.  Mary  Stickney  (189-3). 

13-3.  Eunice,  b.  2  :  4  mo.  1642;  bur.  3  mo.  1645. 

13-4.  Nathaniel,  b.  15  :  8  mo.  1644 ;  m.  Mary  - . 

13-5.  Eunice,  b.  11:  12  mo.  1645;  m.  John  Watson  (208). 

13-6.  Grace,  b.  1  :  2  mo.  1650;  m.  James  Cannady  (34). 

13-7.  Tamar,  b.  15  :  10  mo.  1652  (prob.  1651)  ;  bur.  13  :  10  mo.  1652. 

13-8.  Steven,  b.  Sept.  1653  ;  bur.  10  mo.  1653. 

13-1.  Barzilla2  Barker  ( James  13),  “planter,”  married  5:  10  mo. 
1666,  Anna,  daughter  of  Dea.  Maximilian  Jewett  (100)  ;  died  16  Nov., 
1694.  His  real  estate  was  divided  15  Apr.,  1697.  His  widow  Anna; 
eldest  son,  Ebenezer;  daughter  Hannah  (married) ;  Ezra,  aged  twenty 
years;  Esther,  aged  eighteen  years;  Ruth,  aged  fifteen  years;  Enoch, 
aged  twelve  years;  and  Noah,  aged  seven  years;  each  received  a  share 
(Essex  Probate,  305:  275). 

Widow  Anna  Barker  conveyed  all  her  rights  in  her  late  husband’s 
estate  to  her  son,  Noah  Barker,  in  consideration  of  her  support  during 
life,  29  Apr.,  1712  (Essex  Deeds,  4  Norfolk:  88). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

13-9.  Jonathans  b.  5  Nov.,  1667  ;  bur.  29  May,  1689. 

13-10.  Ebenezer,  b.  16  Dec.  1669 ;  d.  10  Apr.  1711. 

13-11.  Hannah,  b.  5  Jan.  1671-2 ;  m.  in  Haverhill,  30  June,  1693,  Joseph 
Johnson,  Jr.,  of  Haverhill. 

13-12.  Lydia,  b.  13  May,  1674  ;  bur.  11  Dec.,  1675. 

13-13.  Ezra,  b.  1  Jan.,  1675-6  ;  d.  6  Nov.  1697  ;  unm. 

13-14.  Esther  (Hester),  b.  31  May,  1679  :  unm.,  1729. 

13-15.  Ruth,  b.  1  Nov.,  1681;  unm.,  1729. 

13-16.  Enoch,  b.  21  Oct.,  1684. 

13-17.  Bethiah,  b.  8  Mar.,  1686-7 ;  bur.  16  Sept.,  1688. 

13-18.  Noah,  b.  23  Aug.,  1689  ;  m.  Martha  Figget. 

13-2.  James2  Barker  ( James  13),  married  10  May,  1667,  Mary, 
daughter  of  William  Stickney  (189).  They  moved  to  Suffield,  Conn., 
before  1682. 

By  deed,  dated  19  Oct.,  1748,  Samuel  Barker,  Eldad  Barker,  Thomas 
Barker,  all  of  Springfield,  Mass.;  Jemima  Copley,  Abigail  Barker,  both 


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of  Suffield ;  Joseph  Barker,  weaver,  and  Sarah  Barker,  spinster,  both  of 
Westfield,  Mass.,  convey  to  Richard  Easty  of  Rowley,  land  in  Rowley, 
formerly  laid  ont  to  James  Barker,  late  of  Springfield,  deceased  (Essex 
Deeds,  92  :  35) . 

By  deed,  dated  22  Oct.,  1748,  Remembrance  WTright  and  William 
Wright,  both  of  Northfield,  Mass.,  convey  to  Richard  Easty  of  Rowley, 
land  in  Rowley,  formerly  laid  ont  to  James  Barker,  deceased.  One 
share  of  said  estate  went  to  said  James  Barker’s  daughter,  Mary,  now 
deceased,  who  married  Capt.  Benjamin  Wright,  deceased;  she  had  chil¬ 
dren,  viz;  said  grantors  and  two  daughters,  one  of  which  is  now  dead 
(Essex  Probate,  92:  36). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

13-19.  Mary, s  bp.  31  May,  1668  ;  m.  Capt.  Benjamin  Wright;  d.  before 
1748  (Essex  Deeds,  92:  36). 

13-20.  Sarah,  bp.  4  Feb.,  1671-2. 

13-21.  Nathaniel,  bp.  11  Dec.,  1681. 

13-4.  Nathaniel2  Barker  ( James  13),  born  15:  8  mo.  1644; 

married  Mary  - ;  died  10  Nov.,  1722.  “Ye  aged  widow  Barker” 

died  12  May,  1727  (Ch.  R.). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

13-22.  Elizabeth,3  b.  5  May  1672  ;  m.  Joseph  Brocklebank  (29-12). 

13-23.  Nathan,  b.  16  Aug.,  1674 ;  “weaver” ;  d.  24  Nov.,  1752 ;  nnm.  and 
intestate.  His  estate  was  divided,  2  Sept.,  1753,  among  his  sur¬ 
viving  brother  and  sisters,  James,  Mercy,  and  Mary,  and  heirs  of 
deceased  brothers  and  sisters,  Jacob,  Nathaniel,  Joanna  and 
Elizabeth  (Essex  Probate,  332:411). 

13-24.  Jacob,  b.  14  Jan.,  1676-7:  m.  Margaret  Tenney  (195-9). 

13-25.  Mary,  b.  11  July,  1679:  m.  Joseph  Scott  (168-11). 

13-26.  Johanna,  bp.  20  Nov.,  1681;  m.  Joseph  Dresser  (58-21). 

13-27.  Mercy,  b.  20  Mar.,  1683-4;  m.  William  Gage  (69-2). 

13-28.  James,  b.  14  Oct.,  1686;  m.  Sarah  Wicom  (217-21). 

13-29.  Nathaniel,  b.  6  June,  1693. 


13-18.  Noah3  Barker  ( Barzilla  13-1;  James  13),  “sadler,”  born 
in  Rowley,  23  Aug.,  1689;  married  (int.  in  Ipswich,  28  May,  1715) 
Martha  Figget  of  Ipswich. 

He  was  of  Stratham,  N.  H.,  1729  and  probably  earlier. 

Children  of  record  in  Ipswich : 

13-30.  Ebenezer,4  bp.  6  :  3  mo.  1716. 

13-31.  Susannah,  bp.  29  :  10  mo.  1717. 

13-24.  Jacob3  Barker  ( Nathaniel  13-4;  James  13),  “husband¬ 
man,”  born  14  Jan.,  1676-7;  married  30  Dec.,  1701,  Margaret,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Thomas  Tenney  (195-4)  ;  died  27  Jan.,  1725-6.  His  will,  dated 
21  Jan.,  1725-6,  mentions  wife,  Margaret;  eldest  son,  Jacob;  sons 
Thomas,  Joseph  and  Nathaniel;  daughters  Marcy,  Hannah,  and  Mary 
(Essex  Probate,  315:  329).  Plis  widow,  Margaret,  married  (2)  Jere¬ 
miah  Hopkinson  (91-16). 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 


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Children  of  record  in  Rowley: 

13-32.  Patience,4  b.  23  Dec.,  1702 ;  d.  24  Jan.,  1702-3. 

13-33.  Margaret,  b.  15  Mar.,  1704-5  ;  d.  9  Jan.,  1725-6 ;  unm. 

13-34.  Mercy,  b.  3  July,  1707 ;  m.  18  Mar.,  1730-1,  Timothy  Shepard  of 
Haverhill. 

13-35.  Elizabeth,  b.  12  Mar.,  1708-9  ;  d.  20  Aug.,  1725  ;  unm. 

13-36.  Hannah,  b.  28  Mar.,  1711;  living,  1726. 

13-37.  Jvcob,  b.  1  Mar.,  1712-3;  m.  Mary  Spofford  (184-33). 

13-38.  Thomas,  b.  15  May,  1715;  d.  5  June,  1737  ;  unm. 

13-39.  Joseph,  b.  11  Apr.,  1717;  m.  Sarah  Palmer  (135-19). 

13-40.  Nathaniel,  b.  8  Feb.,  1719-20. 

13-41.  Mary,  b.  25  Jan.,  1720-1 ;  d.  July,  1721. 

13-42.  Mary,  bp.  27  May,  1722;  d.  5  Oct.,  1737. 

13-28.  James3  Barker  ( Nathaniel  13-4;  James  13),  “cordwainer,” 
born  14  Oct.,  1686;  married  7  May,  1711,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Daniel 
Wicom  (217-6).  She  died  8  Oct.,  1750.  He  married  (2)  10  Apr., 
1753,  Mary,  widow  of  Nathaniel  Jewett  (100-18).  She  died  10  Oct., 
1764,  “above  80”  (Ch.  R.),  “at  her  daughter  Dickinsons  aged  79 
years”  (Byfield  Ch.  R.).  He  died  16  Mar.,  1764. 

His  will,  dated  10  Dec.,  1763,  mentions  himself  as  of  Rowley;  son 
James  to  have  the  homestead  and  be  executor;  son  Daniel;  daughters 
Sarah  Kezer  and  Elizabeth  Dresser  (Essex  Probate,  341:  210). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

13-43.  James,4  b.  21  Apr.  1712;  m.  Elizabeth  Kilbourne  (106-26). 

13-44.  Sarah,  b.  11  Sept.,  1713  ;  m.  20  May,  1735,  Moses  Kesar  of  Rowley. 
13-45.  Elizabeth,  b.  5  Feb.,  1715-6;  m.  Daniel  Dresser  (58-52). 

13-46.  Daniel,  b.  4  May,  1718. 

13-47.  Jonathan,  b.  16  May,  1720;  d.  before  10  Dec.,  1763.  See  will  above. 

13-29.  Nathaniel3  Barker  ( Nathaniel  13-4;  James  13),  “house- 
wright,”  born  6  June,  1693;  died  in  Windham,  Conn.,  before  3  Apr., 
1749,  when  administration  was  granted;  he  was  then  called  “of  Row- 
ley.” 

By  deed,  dated  13  Dec.,  1752,  “Ezekiel  Smith  of  Glocester  in  the 
County  of  Providence  in  ye  Collony  of  Rhode  Island,  Gentleman  & 
Mary  his  wife  late  Mary  Barker  daughter  of  Nathaniel  Barker  late  of 
Windham  in  the  county  of  Windham  in  the  Collony  of  Connecticutt, 
Housewright,  Deceased,  &  sole  heir  of  said  Nathaniel  &  Niece  of  Nathan 
Barker  late  of  Rowley  in  the  county  of  Essex  in  the  Province  of  tho 
Massachusetts  Bay,  yeoman,  deceased,  intestate,”  convey  to  Eliphalet 
Jewett  and  Nathaniel  Gage,  their  interest  in  the  estate  of  said  Nathan 
Barker,  situate  in  said  Rowley  (Essex  Deeds,  99:  17). 

Child : 

13-48.  Mary,4  m.  before  13  Dec.,  1752,  Ezekiel  Smith  of  Gloucester,  R.  T. 
(Essex  Deeds,  99:17). 

13-37.  Jacob4  Barker  ( Jacob  13-24;  Nathaniel  13-4;  James  13), 
born  1  Mar.,  1712-3;  married  22  Oct.,  1736,  Mary,  daughter  of  Capt. 


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John  Spofford  (184-10).  They  moved  from  Rowley  to  Nova  Scotia 
(now  New  Brunswick),  probably  in  1764,  but  before  28  Oct.,  1768. 
See  will  of  Jeremiah  Hopkinson  (91-16). 

Children  of  record  in  Eowley : 

13-49.  Thomas, s  b.  20  July,  1737  ;  m.  Sarah  Estey. 

13-50.  Elizabeth,  b.  18  May,  1740. 

13-51.  An  infant,  d.  26  Mar.,  1741. 

13-52.  Jacob,  b.  27  Feb.,  1742-3. 

13-53.  Mary,  b.  16  Dec.,  1744. 

13-54.  Margaret,  b.  10  June,  1746. 

13-55.  Nathaniel,  b.  21  Nov.,  1750. 

13-56.  Sarah,  b.  30  May,  1753. 

13-39.  Joseph4  Barker  ( Jacob  13-24;  Nathaniel  13-4;  James 
13),  “husbandman,”  born  11  Apr.,  1717;  married  10  Jan.,  1758,  Sarah, 
daughter  of  John  Palmer  (135-9). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

13-57.  Hannah, 5  b.  20  Feb.,  1759. 

13-58.  Joseph,  b.  1  July,  1761? (1762). 

13-59.  Benjamin,  b.  27  May,  1763. 

13-43.  James4  Barker  (James  13-28;  Nathaniel  13-4;  James  13), 
“cordwainer,”  born  21  Apr.,  1712;  married  1  Jan.,  1733-4,  Elizabeth, 
daughter  of  Joseph  Kilbourne  (106-9).  She  died  9  Sept.,  1763.  He 
married  (2)  in  Boxford,  10  July,  1764,  Hannah  Stickney,  a  widow,  of 
Boxford.  She  died  4  Nov.,  1806,  aged  93  years.  He  died  27  Mar., 
1802.  Residence,  Rowley. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

13-60.  Jedidiah,5  b.  14  Apr.,  1735 ;  m.  in  Bradford,  11  Feb.,  1756-7,  Sarah 
Stickney.  Residence,  Bradford,  where  his  children  were  born. 
He  was  “drowned  in  the  river,”  Oct.  or  Nov.,  1766  (Bradford 
V.  E.). 

13-61.  Sarah,  b.  29  Sept.,  1737;  m.  David  Burpee  (32-33). 

13-62.  Nathaniel,  b.  17  Nov.,  1739  ;  m.  Jane  Sawyer  (164-28). 

13-63.  Mary,  b.  23  Sept.,  1742. 

13-46.  Daniel4  Barker*  ( James  13-28;  Nathaniel  13-4;  James 
13),  born  4  May,  1718. 

Children : 

13-64.  Hannah, s  bp.  30  Jan.,  1757  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

13-65.  Daniel,  bp.  8  Apr.,  1764  (Byfield  Ch.  B.). 

13-49.  Thomas5  Barker  ( Jacob  13-37;  Jacob  13-24;  Nathaniel 
13-4;  James  13),  “housewright,”  born  20  July,  1737;  married  (int.  12 

*  This  may  be  the  Daniel  Barker  who  m.  in  Bradford,  9  Feb.,  1743,  Mary  Sar¬ 
gent  of  Newbury  and  who  had 

Children  born  in  Bradford: 

Hannah,  b.  12  Nov.,  1744;  d.  in  Bradford,  11  Oct.,  1747. 

Rachel,  b.  17  Sept..  1747;  d.  in  Bradford,  9  Dec.,  1748. 

Jonathan,  b.  31  Oct.,  1749. 

Daniel,  b.  23  Jan.,  1764. 


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Sept.,  1761)  Sarah,  daughter  of  Richard  Estey  of  Rowley,  where  she 
was  born,  12  Oct.,  1736.  He  moved,  about  1764,  with  his  father,  to 
Maugerville,  on  the  St.  John’s  River,  N.  B. 

Child  of  record  in  Rowley : 

13-66.  John,6  bp.  13  Mar.,  1763  ;  m.  in  Rowley,  21  July,  1785,  Mary  Wood¬ 
bury  of  Rowley.  He  was  then  “of  Maugerville.” 

13-62.  Nathaniel5  Barker  ( James  13-43;  James  13-28;  Nathan¬ 
iel  13-4;  James  13),  born  17  Nov.,  1739;  married  31  Mar.,  1767,  Jane, 
daughter  of  Ezekiel  Sawyer  (164-12).  She  died  15  Jan.,  1813.  He 
died  26  Oct.,  1826.  Rev.  soldier. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

13-67.  Jedediah,6  b.  23  Jan.,  1768. 

13-68.  Nathaniel,  b.  2  June,  1770. 

13-69.  Mehitable,  b.  11  Jan.,  1773  ;  m.  29  Jan.,  1791,  Amos  Chapman  of 
Haverhill,  N.  H. 

13-70.  James,  b.  2  Aug.,  1775. 

13-71.  John,  b.  26  Oct.,  1780. 

BELLINGHAM 

14.  Mr.  William  Bellingham,  freeman  12  Oct.,  1640,  was 
appointed,  14  June,  1642,  to  solemnize  marriage  in  Rowley  and  New¬ 
bury  (Mass.  Col.  Rec.  2:  14).  He  had  a  four-acre  house  lot,  registered, 
1643;  “bounded  on  the  north  side  by  a  piece  of  Comon,  part  of  it 
lyinge  on  the  East  side  of  the  Streete,  and  part  of  it  on  the  West  side.” 
The  larger  part  of  this  lot  is  on  the  northwest  corner  of  Main  and 
Pleasant  Streets  and  now  (1932)  owned  by  John  Harris  Todd.  There 
is  no  record  of  Mr.  Bellingham’s  death  but  it  is  probable  he  died  about 
1643-4,  as  his  brother,  Mr.  Richard  Bellingham,  sometime  Colonial 
Governor,  in  a  suit  brought  by  the  latter  against  Thomas  Wood  and 
James  Bailey,  presented  the  following  to  the  court:  “Mr.  Rogers  setting 
his  plantation  at  Rowley  betwixt  Ipswitch  &  Newbury  were  very  much 
straitned,  &  so  forced  to  buy  farmes  on  both  sides,  which  were  paid  for 
mostly  by  Mr  Rogers  himselfe,  &  some  principal  men  yt  came  over  with 
him,  who  had  considerable  Estates,  amongst  whom  Mr  William  Belling¬ 
ham  paid  about  ye  16th  part,  .  .  .  Mr  William  Bellingham  about  nine¬ 
teen  years  ago  falling  sicke  Mr  Richard  Bellingham  his  brother  was 
sent  for,  who  hastening  thither,  found  yt  he  was  both  dead  and  buried 
.  .  .  afterwards  I  sent  my  son  Samuel  to  Rowley,  being  a  youth  and 
under  age”  (Essex  Quar.  Ct.  R.  June,  1662). 

William  Bellingham’s  will,  without  date,  proved  in  Ipswich  Court, 
24:  7:  1650,  mentions,  “my  debts  be  paide,  as  I  haue  formerly  or¬ 
dered,  that  is  to  say  that  John  Smith  haue  the  little  heifer  at  Merri- 
macke;  &  the  rest  in  Corne;  for  John  Aslet,  if  it  appeare  upon  reckon¬ 
ing  that  I  doe  owe  him  anything  I  will  ye  it  be  paid  in  corne  according 
to  our  agreement,  for  Hugh  Smith  that  he  be  paid  partly  by  the  hire 
of  his  Cowe,  &  the  rest  in  Corne  according  as  we  agreed,  Michaell  Hop- 
kinson  in  beading  &  Corne.  Richard  Holmes  for  Merrimacke  Fence, 


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is  to  be  paid  in  Corne,  for  fencing  the  upper  lott  he  is  to  be  paide  in 
Corne  &  beading.  Mr.  Broughton’s  father  in  law  demandeth  three 
pounds  of  me,  but  he  must  make  it  appeare  to  my  executor  before  it 
be  paid.  For  Mr  Rogers  he  hath  my  filly  &  her  foie  for  Seuen  pounds 
which  I  ought  him,  and  nine  pounds  more  which  I  owe  him,  he  is  to 
be  paid  out  of  my  Cattle.  Item  I  doe  freely  giue  to  my  servant  Jeremy 
Northende  fowre  pounds  whatsoeuer  other  small  debts  doe  really  ap¬ 
peare  to  be  due  from  me  to  any  man,  I  will  to  be  paid  out  of  the  rest 
of  my  goods,  from  whatsoeuer  time  my  man  Jerimy  is  to  serue  I  will 
that  he  shall  Serve  that  time  wholly  to  mr  Rogers,  to  whom  I  give 
him  ouer  &  his  Care,  Item  I  doe  give  to  my  louing  Freinde  mr  Thomas 
Nelson  my  smallest  byble  which  was  my  wiues,  Item  I  doe  giue  to 
Jeremy  my  man  two  Cloth  Suits,  a  white  one  &  a  browne.  Item  I 
giue  Marget  Crosse  my  ould  wt  Cloth  Coate.  Item  I  giue  Eliz :  Jack- 
son  mr  Rogers  maide  Twenty  shillings.  Item  to  William  Hobson  hue 
shillings  &  as  much  to  Hannah  Grant.  Item  I  will  that  after  all  my 
debts  be  paide  the  whole  remainder  of  my  Goods,  lands  &  whole  estate 
be  giuen,  &  I  doe  giue  it  to  my  louing  Nephew  Mr  Samuell  Bellingham, 
&  this  my  last  will  &  testament  I  doe  Confirme  with  my  owne  hand  & 

Seale”  William  Bell - .  Wit:  Ez.  Rogers,  “who  writt  this,”  and  Tho. 

Nulson. 

Mr.  Richard  Bellingham,  of  Boston,  caused  much  trouble  by  the  suits 
he  brought  in  order  to  obtain  possession  of  William’s  estate.  The  fol¬ 
lowing  deposition  was  part  of  the  evidence  submitted  at  the  trial  of 
these  suits:  “the  deposition  of  Richard  longhorne  aged  about  forty  five 
this  deponant  wittneseth  that  .  .  .  Mr.  Richard  Bellingham  and  this 
deponant  beeing  discorseing  to  gevther  about  a  young  gentlman  called 
as  he  supposeth  Samson  Eaton  who  was  akine  to  Mr  William  Belling¬ 
ham  now  deceased  the  said  Mr  Richard  seemed  to  be  much  afected  in 
that  the  young  Gentleman  was  disapoynted  of  his  end  in  comeing  ouer 
the  said  Mr  Richard  in  ty  mated  to  this  deponant  that  he  the  said  Mr 
Richard  thought  that  if  the  aboue  young  Gentleman  had  come  before 
the  deceas  of  the  said  Mr  William  in  all  liklly  hood  he  had  obtained  it. 
and  he  the  fore  said  young  man  missing  the  tyme  (Mr  Richard  add 
this  in  the  discours)  my  brother  gaue  it  to  my  son  Samuel  Bellingham 
and  further  deponant  saith  not.”  Sworn  25  Mar.,  1662.  See  Rowley 
Hist.  Soc.  Pub.  No.  2. 


BELLINGHAM 

15.  Samuel2  Bellingham,  nephew  of  William  (14),  and  son  of 
Richard1  of  Boston;  Harvard  College,  1642;  was  here  with  his  wife, 
Lucy,  a  short  time.  He  conveyed  all  his  estate  in  Rowley  to  Joseph 
Jewett  (101),  by  deed,  dated  23  July,  1650  (Essex  Deeds,  1  Ips. :  219). 

BENNETT  BENNET 

16.  Dr.  David1  Bennett.  At  a  legal  meeting  held  21  Feb.,  1672, 
the  Town  of  Rowley  granted  him  three  acres  of  land  to  build  upon.  On 
this  grant  he  built  his  house  and  it  was  his  home  through  life.  Of  his 


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first  wife  we  find  no  mention.  From  1672,  he  was,  so  far  as  known, 
the  only  physician  practicing  in  Rowley,  until  his  son,  William,  was 
able  to  assist  him.  He  married  (2)  29  Apr.,  1672,  Mary,  widow  of 
John  Cheney  of  , Newbury.  She  was  daughter  of  Francis  Plumer  of 
Newbury  (Coffin),  and  was  buried  27  Sept.,  1682.  He  married  (3)  14 
Feb.,  1682-3,  Widow  Rebecca  Buller,  who  died  26  Mar.,  1712.  She 
was  daughter  of  Roger  Spencer  of  Saco  (Savage).  Her  sister,  Mary, 
was  wife  of  Sir  William  Phips. 

Dr.  Bennett  was  in  the  Canada  Expedition,  1690  (Mass.  Archives, 
37:  46).  He  died  4  Feb.,  1718-9,  aged  103  years  (G.  S.).  His  will, 
dated  21  Jan.,  1717-8,  mentions  son,  Spencer  Bennet,  to  have  all  the 
land  in  the  marsh-field;  son,  William  Bennet,  to  have  all  the  great 
swamp  lot;  daughter,  Sarah  Decker,  20s.;  daughter,  Elizabeth  Scott, 
all  movables  and  all  the  housing  set  on  land  of  son-in-law,  John  Scott 
(Essex  Probate,  312:  492-3). 

Child  brought  to  Rowley : 

16-1.  Anthony, 2  m.  Elizabeth,  widow  of  Nicholas  Wallingford  (207-2). 
Children  born  in  Rowley : 

16-2.  Elizabeth,  b.  10  Nov.,  1672;  m.  Nathaniel  Crosby  (49-10). 

16-3.  David,  b.  27  Dec.,  1678;  bur.  5  May,  1679. 

16-4.  Sarah,  b.  15  Sept.,  1682;  m.  John  Decker  (53-2). 

16-5.  David,  b.  4  Nov.,  1683  ;  not  mentioned  in  his  father’s  will,  1717-8,  but 
mentioned  in  the  will  of  his  mother’s  sister,  Mary,  19  Feb.,  1704. 

16-6.  Spencer,  b.  6  June,  1685  ;  adopted  by  his  uncle,  Sir  William  Phips  and, 
by  Act  approved  23  June,  1717,  took  the  name  of  Phips;  Harvard 
Coll.,  1703;  m.  in  Boston,  by  Mr.  Benj.  Wadsworth,  20  Nov.,  1707, 
Elizabeth  Hutchinson ;  Lieut. -Gov.  of  Mass.,  1733  to  1757  ;  d.  in  Cam¬ 
bridge,  4  Apr.,  1757  (Savage). 

16-7.  William,  b.  9  July,  1687;  m.  Jemima  Nelson  (130-16). 

16-1.  Anthony2  Bennett  (Dr.  David  16),  married  15  Feb.,  1686, 
Elizabeth,  widow  of  Nicholas  Wallingford  (207-2).  Residence,  Row- 
ley,  where  he  died  11  May,  1697.  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  married  (3) 
Henry  Riley  (158). 

The  parentage  of  Anthony  (16-1)  seems  well  established  by  the 
extract  from  a  deed  of  Doctor  David  Bennett  (16)  to  Thomas  Burkbe 
(Burpee),  dated  Oct.  21,  1693  (Essex  Deeds,  11:  43). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

16-8.  Rebecca, s  b.  9  Oct.,  1687;  m.  William  Duty  (61-2). 

16-9.  John,  b.  1  Aug.,  1690  ;  m.  Mary  Chadwell. 

16-7.  Dr.  William2  Bennet  (Dr.  David  16),  born  9  July,  1687; 
married  16  Jan.,  1707-8,  Jemima,  daughter  of  Capt.  Philip  Nelson 
(130-1).  He  was  the  town  physician,  and  died  18  Sept.,  1724  (G.  S.). 
Administration  granted  14  Dec.,  1724.  Division  of  his  real  estate 
ordered,  16  Apr.,  1733;  one  third  set  off  to  Widow  Jemima  Bennet, 
alias  Todd;  two  thirds  settled  on  “David  Bennet  the  eldest  son,”  he 
paying  “the  rest  of  the  children  their  proportion” :  David,  the  eldest, 
two  shares;  Rebecca,  Mary,  William,  Spencer,  Jeremiah,  Moses,  Phillip, 
Jemima,  each  one  share. 


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Division  of  his  real  estate  formerly  set  off  as  dower,  ordered  6  Nov., 
1752,  made  and  approved  10  Nov.,  1752;  all  settled  on  William  Bennet, 
“eldest  surviving  son,”  he  to  pay  within  sixty  days :  heirs  of  Dr.  David 
Bennet,  the  eldest  son,  two  shares;  Spencer  Bennet,  Jeremiah  Bennet 
or  his  assigns,  Moses  Bennet,  Rebecca,  widow  of  Daniel  Martin,  Mary, 
wife  of  Samuel  Platts,  Jemima,  wife  of  Joseph  Parsons,  each  one  share. 

Bond  of  William  Bennett,  sadler,  of  Gloucester,  conditioned  to  pay: 
heirs  of  his  brother,  David  Bennett,  late  of  York  in  the  County  of 
York,  deceased;  Bro.  Spencer  Bennett  of  Newbury,  County  of  Essex; 
Bro.  Jeremiah  Bennett,  Bro.  Moses  Bennett,  in  the  County  of  Worces¬ 
ter;  sister  Rebecca  Martin  of  Gloucester;  Samuel  Platts  of  Rowley  in 
right  of  his  wife,  Mary;  Joseph  Parsons  of  Gloucester  in  the  right  of 
his  wife,  Jemima. 

“I,  James  Hidden  of  Ipswich  have  received  of  William  Bennett  of 
Groton  in  the  County  of  Middlesex  £12,  in  full  of  what  ye  sd  William 
was  obliged  to  pay  his  brother  Jeremiah  Bennett  on  ve  settlement  of 
one  third  part  of  the  Real  Estate  of  their  father  Doctor  William  Bennet 
late  of  Rowley  Decd.”  Dated  June  6,  1753  (Essex  Probate  Files,  2361). 
His  widow,  Jemima,  married  (2)  John  Todd  (203-5). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

16-10.  Rebecca, 3  b.  7  Dec.,  1708 ;  m.  before  1  May,  1733,  Daniel  Martin. 

“Daniel  Martin  and  his  wife  Rebekah”  owned  the  covenant,  8  July, 
1733  (Ch.  R.).  She  was  his  widow  and  of  Gloucester  in  1752. 

16-11.  Mary,  b.  31  July,  1710;  m.  Samuel  Platts  (148-13).  Her  daughter, 
Mary, 4  was  bp.  7  Sept.,  1740. 

16-12.  David,  b.  23  Mar.,  1712 ;  d.  before  10  Nov.,  1752,  leaving  children. 

He  was  of  York,  and  a  doctor,  14  Sept.,  1733  (Essex  Deeds,  86:  55). 

16-13.  William,  b.  15  Feb.,  1713-4;  “sadler,”  of  Groton,  6  June,  1753  (Essex 
Probate  File,  2361). 

16-14.  Spencer,  bp.  8  Apr.,  1716;  of  Newbury,  1752. 

16-15.  Jeremiah,  bp.  6  Apr.,  1718  ;  of  Hampton,  N.  H.,  in  1749,  and  living 
in  1753.  He  was  a  tailor. 

16-16.  Moses,  bp.  3  July,  1720*;  of  Worcester,  1753. 

16-17.  Phillip,  bp.  29  July,  1722*;  d.  before  1753,  without  issue. 

16-18.  Jemima,  bp.  5  Jan.,  1723-4 ;  m.  in  Gloucester,  14  Feb.,  1746,  Joseph 
Parsons  of  Gloucester. 

16-9.  John3  Bennett  ( Anthony  16-1;  Dr.  David  16),  born  1  Aug., 
1690;  married  2  Dec.,  1714,  Mary  Chadwell.  She  died  7  Apr.,  1723. 
He  married  (2)  21  Apr.,  1725,  Susannah,  daughter  of  Benjamin  Scott 
(168-2).  She  died  25  Dec.,  1725.  He  married  (3)  in  Ipswich,  17 
June,  1730,  Widow  Elizabeth  Perkins  of  Ipswich.  She  died  21  Feb., 
1748-9.  His  mother,  Elizabeth  Ryley,  gave  him  the  house  and  lot 
formerly  of  Henry  Rylee  (Essex  Deeds,  29:  99).  He  died  15  Oct., 
1764. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

16-19.  John, 4  bp.  29  May,  1715;  d.  23  July,  1715. 

*  The  Rowley  Church  Record  has  the  name  of  the  father  “David.”  There  was 
no  David  Bennet  then  in  Rowley  who  could  have  been  the  father.  The  record  of 
the  settlement  of  the  estate  of  Dr.  William  is  conclusive. 


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16-20.  John,  b.  9  Sept.,  1716;  d.  Dec.,  1793. 

16-21.  Elizabeth,  b.  29  May,  1720;  m.  John  Palmer  (135-21).  See  will  of 
William  Duty  (61-2). 


BILL 


18.  John1  Bill. 

Child  of  record  in  Rowley : 

18-1.  Ann, 2  bp.  21  June,  1674. 


BOND 

19.  John1  Bond  was  in  Rowley  with  his  wife,  Esther  (Hester), 
1661,  when  he  gave  a  deed  describing  himself  “of  Rowley.”  In  1661, 
he  purchased  of  the  town,  Nelson  Island,  for  £20.  The  sale  was  on 
condition  that  no  house  be  placed  thereon.  He  married  in  Newbury, 
15  Aug.,  1649,  Hester  Blakely;  moved  to  Haverhill,  and  died  there,  3 
Dec.,  1674  (Hoyt).  His  will,  dated  31  Oct.,  1674,  mentions  himself 
as  of  Haverhill;  wife  Hester;  son  Joseph  to  be  executor;  daughters 
Mary,  Abigail,  and  Hester  who  was  then  Chase  (Essex  Probate).  His 
widow,  Esther,  married  (2)  in  Haverhill,  5  May,  1675,  John  Williams 
of  Haverhill. 

Children  born  in  Newbury : 

19-1.  John, 2  b.  10  June,  1650. 

19-2.  Thomas,  b.  29  Mar.,  1652  ;  d.  in  Newbury,  23  May,  1652. 

19-3.  Joseph,  b.  14  Apr.,  1653  ;  m.  in  Haverhill,  26  Nov.,  1679,  Sarah  Wil¬ 
liams. 

19-4.  Hester,  b.  3  Sept.,  1655  ;  m.  -  Chase. 

19-5.  Mary,  b.  16  Dec.,  1657. 

19- 6.  Abigail,  b.  6  Nov.,  1660  ;  m.  in  Haverhill,  2  Mar.,  1675-6,  Ezra  Rolfe. 

BOYES 

20.  Matthew1  Boyes  was  first  of  Roxbury  (Savage),  then  of  Row- 

ley;  freeman,  22  May,  1639;  had  a  two-acre  house  lot  on  Wethersfield 
Street,  1643;  was  representative  four  years;  returned  to  England  be¬ 
fore  1657,  with  his  family;  was  in  1661,  of  Leeds,  County  of  York, 
England,  and  about  52  years  old  (Essex  Co.  Ct.  F.  10;  98).  His  wife 
was  Elizabeth  - . 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

20- 1.  Samuel, 2  b.  20:  7  mo.  1640. 

20  -  2.  Hannah,  b.  16  :  4  mo.  1642. 

20  -  3.  Matthew,  b.  23  :  1  mo.  1644. 

20  -  4.  Elizabeth,  b.  20  :  3  mo.  1646. 

20  -  5.  Grace,  b.  2  :  4  mo.  1648. 

20  -  6.  Elkanah,  b.  25  :  1  mo.  1650.  So  recorded. 

20-7.  Mercy,  b.  26 :  2  mo.  1650. 

20  -  8.  John,  b.  23  :  5  mo.  1651. 

20  -  9.  Nathaniel,  b.  1 :  7  mo.  1653. 

20-10.  Faith,  b.  28  :  10  mo.  1654. 


24  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

BOYNTON 

21.  William1  Boynton,  “tailor,”  freeman  13  May,  1640;  had 
an  acre  and  half  house  lot  on  Bradford  Street,  next  to  his  brother 
John’s  lot,  1643.  He  was  about  56  years  old,  1662.  He  brought  with 
him  to  Rowley  his  wife,  Elizabeth. 

By  deed,  dated  6  Jan.,  1654,  Dr.  John  Clarke,  with  his  wife,  Martha, 
of  Boston,  for  £40  sterling,  conveys  to  William  Boynton  of  Rowley, 
planter,  “all  those  pcells  of  vpland  &  meddowing  lying  in  Newberry 
Towneship  in  New  England  aforesaid  on  the  South  Side  of  the  said 
Newberry  river  in  the  neck  of  land  Called  woodbridg  poynt  containeing 
one  hundred  Acrees  be  it  more  or  lesse  &  lying  in  two  parts  or  pcells 
that  is  to  say  Tenn  acres  thereof  more  or  lesse  of  marsh  land  lying 
betwixt  the  lands  of  Mr.  Henry  Shewell  on  the  east  side  the 
lands  of  Mr.  Richard  Dumer  on  the  south  &  west  side  &  the 
falls  or  Newberry  river  on  the  north  side  And  the  rest  of  the  said 
lands  lying  betwixt  lands  of  the  said  Henry  Shewell  on  the  west  & 
the  said  Newberry  river  on  the  North  &  east  side  &  the  lands  of  the 
said  Richard  Dumer  on  the  south  side  together  with  all  the  woods 
underwoods  trees  timber  standing  growing  lying  &  bein  in  &  upon  the 
said  pmisses  &  all  wayes  waters  water-courses  easments  mines  Comons 
right  of  Comon  commodities”  &c.  Possession  was  given  and  received, 

25  Jan.,  1654  (Essex  Deeds,  1  Ips. :  206).  This  was  unimproved  land 
at  eight  shillings  an  acre.  This  land  he  conveyed  to  his  son,  Joshua, 
in  1673.  The  ninety  acre  parcel  is  divided  into  three  farms,  now 
(1932)  owned  by  Buckley,  Green,  and  Burns. 

He  was  schoolmaster  in  Rowley  for  a  long  time  and  probably  the 
first  person  regularly  employed  as  such.  At  a  legal  meeting  of  the 
town  of  Rowley,  held  3 :  12  mo.  1656,  it  was  agreed  that  William  Boyn¬ 
ton  should  have  five  pounds  lent  him  out  of  the  church’s  stock  towards 
the  building  of  an  end  to  his  house,  upon  condition  that  if  he  keep  the 
school  seven  years  this  five  pounds  is  to  be  void  but  in  case  he  leave 
the  school  before  seven  years  be  out  the  said  house  end  is  to  be  priced 
by  two  indifferent  men  and  one-half  of  the  price  of  the  said  house  end 
so  priced  shall  the  said  William  Boynton  return  to  the  church  again. 
At  a  legal  meeting  of  the  town  of  Rowley,  held  the  16  of  Jan.,  1673, 
it  was  agreed  and  voted  that  William  Boynton  should  have  two  pounds 
twelve  shillings  for  his  service  to  the  town  in  “Ringing  the  meetting 
hous  bell  and  sweeping  the  meetting  hous.” 

He  died  in  Ipswich,  8  Dec.,  1686.  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  died  in 
Salisbury,  1687. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

21-1.  John,2  b.  19:  10  mo.  (Dec.)  1640  ;  bur.  26  Mar.,  1665. 

21-2.  Elizabeth,  b.  11:  10  mo.  (Dec.)  1642;  m.  John  Simmons  (180). 

21-3.  Zachary,  b.  11 :  8  mo.  (Oct.)  1644;  bur.  4  Aug.,  1660. 

21-4.  Joshua,  b.  10 :  6  mo.  (Aug.)  1646 ;  m.  Hannah  Barnet. 

21-5.  Mary,  b.  23  :  5  mo.  (July)  1648;  m.  John  Eastman  (62). 

21-6.  Caleb,  b.  7 :  2  mo.  (Apr.)  1650;  m.  Mary  Moores. 

21-7.  Sarah,  b.  1:  10  mo.  (Dec.)  1652;  bur.  28:  6  mo.  1654. 


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21-4.  Joshua2  Boynton  ( William  21),  "carpenter,”  born  10:  6 
mo.  1646;  married  in  Newbury,  9  Apr.,  1678,  Hannah  Barnet  or  Bur¬ 
net.*  She  died  in  Newbury,  12  Jan.,  1722-3.  He  married  (2)  29 
Nov.,  1725,  Marjr,  widow  of  Richard  Syle  (194),  the  schoolmaster. 
She  died  in  Rowley,  28  July,  1727.  He  married  (3)  in  Haverhill,  30 
Oct.,  1727,  Mary,  widow  of  John  Boynton  (22-2). 

By  deed,  dated  7  Jan.,  1673,  his  father  conveys  to  him  that  land  "I 
bought  of  Mr.  John  Clarke,  that  is  lyeing  and  being  in  the  Towneship 
of  Newbury,  in  the  neck  of  land  sometimes  called  Steere  Common,  as 
it  lyeth  bounded,  on  the  westerly  end  by  land  of  Mr.  Henry  Sewalls, 
the  southerly  svde  bounded  by  land  of  Mr.  Richard  Burners  from  the 
South  corner  tree,  that  parts  it  and  Mr  Sewalls  land  and  Mr  Dummers, 
runing  on  a  streight  line  easterly  to  a  bound  at  the  head  of  a  creeke, 
and  then  that  creeke  being  the  bounds  of  it,  vnto  the  River,  on  all  parts 
elce  bounded  by  the  River.”  (Essex  Deeds,  3  Ips. :  342). 

On  this  farm  he  lived  more  than  fifty  years.  He  was  of  Rowley, 
1725,  of  Bradford,  1729,  and  of  Haverhill,  1733.  In  a  deed  to  his  son 
William,  dated  10  Feb.,  1728-9,  he  says  he  was  a  soldier  under  Major 
Appleton  in  the  "warrs  at  Narragansett”  (Essex  Deeds,  92:  275).  His 
will,  dated  20  Dec.,  1729,  proved  12  Nov.,  1736,  mentions  all  the  chil¬ 
dren  as  given  below  (Essex  Probate,  320:  315). 

Children  born  in  Newbury : 

21-8.  Joshua, 3  b.  4  May,  1679;  m.  pint.  30  Apr.,  1708)  Mary  Dole  of 
Newbury;  she  d.  26  Dec.,  1777,  aged  90  years.  (Byfield  Ch.  B.). 
He  lived  on  the  above  mentioned  farm  and  d.  there,  29  Oct.,  1770 
(G.  S.  Byfield).  They  had  children  born  in  Newbury. 

21  -  9.  John,  b.  15  July,  1683 ;  “cooper.”  In  1743,  he  sold  his  farm  in 
Newbury  to  Nathaniel  Plummer,  Jr.  (Essex  Deeds,  85:66).  He 
m.  (int.  27  Nov.,  1717)  Jemima  Woster  of  Bradford.  They  had 
seven  children  (Byfield  Ch.  B.). 

21-10.  Zachaky,  bp.  20  July,  1690  (Bowley  Ch.  B.)  ;  m.  in  Newbury,  15  Nov., 
1715,  Sarah  Wicom  (217-18).  He  was  of  “Coventry  in  the  Co.  of 
Windham,  Colony  of  Conn.,”  1733  (Essex  Deeds,  65:253). 

21-11.  William,  b.  26  May,  1690;  m.  in  Salisbury,  Nov.,  1713,  Joanna,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  John  Stevens  of  Salisbury,  and  lived  in  Salisbury  after  1719 
(Essex  Deeds,  40:114,  and  73:16). 

21-12.  Hannah,  bp.  5  Apr.,  1696  (Bowley  Ch.  B.)  ;  m.  John  Dresser  (58-31). v 

21-6.  Caleb2  Boynton  {William  21),  "farmer,”  born  7:  2  mo. 
1650;  married  in  Newbury,  24  June,  1672,  Mary  Moores  of  Newbury. 
His  home  was  in  Ipswich,  near  the  Rowley  line,  and  he  is  styled 
"Ipswich  Caleb  Boynton”  on  Rowley  Church  Record.  He  joined  Row- 
ley  Church,  2  July,  1676,  and  died  about  1695-6.  He  disposed  of  his 
real  estate,  by  deeds  to  various  persons,  a  few  years  before  his  death 
(Essex  Deeds,  10:  85  and  11:  3). 

Children  of  record  in  Bowley : 

21-13.  William, s  b.  in  Newbury,  24  July,  1673  ;  was  a  soldier  in  the  Canada 
Expedition,  1690 ;  prob.  d.  in  service. 

*  The  record  of  his  marriage  to  Sarah  Browne,  Apr.  1678,  was  probably  a  mis¬ 
take  of  the  clerk,  duly  corrected  by  the  after  entrjr  as  above.  See  original  record 
in  Newbury. 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,,  Massachusetts 


21-14.  John,  bp.  9  Apr.,  1676  ;  prob.  d.  in  Rowley,  27  June,  1748,  aged  73 
years  (Rowley  Sec.  Ch.  R.). 

21-15.  Ann,  b.  in  Ipswich,  30  Jan.,  1678-9. 

21-16.  Hepzibah,  b.  in  Ipswich,  13  Nov.,  1681 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  12  June,  1711, 
Judah  Column  of  Newbury. 

21-17.  ^Caleb,  b.  in  Ipswich,  24  Nov.,  1685  ;  m.  Christian  Parsons;  they 
resided  in  York,  Me.,  where  their  eight  children  are  of  record 
(Hoyt). 

21-18.  A  daughter,  bp.  10  June,  1688  ;  prob.  Elizabeth,  who  m.  in  Newbury, 
1  Jan.,  1712-3,  John  Ayers. 

21- 19.  Mary,  b.  in  Ipswich,  21  Jan.,  1692-3;  m.  Zechariah  Boynton  (22-21). 

BOYNTON 

22.  John1  Boynton,  “tailor,”  had  an  acre  and  half  house  lot  on 
Bradford  Street,  next  to  his  brother  WillianPs  lot,  1643.  He  married 
Ellen  or  Ellenor  Pell*  of  Boston.  He  was, about  48  years  old,  1662, 
and  was  buried  18  Feb.,  1670-1.  His  will,  dated  8  Feb.,  1670,  men¬ 
tions  wife,  Ellen;  brother  William;  sons  Joseph,  Caleb,  Samuel,  and 
John  who  has  the  homestead;  daughters  Mercy,  Hannah  and  Sarah 
(Essex  Probate).  His  widow,  Ellen,  married  (2)  Dea.  Maximilian 
Jewett  (100). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

22- 1.  Joseph, 2  b.  about  1645;  m.  Sarah  Swan  (193-9). 

22-2.  John,  b.  17  :  7  mo.  (Sept.)  1647;  m.  Hannah  Keyes. 

22-3.  Caleb,  b.  about  1649;  m.  Hannah  Harriman  (78-3). 

22-4.  Mercy,  b.  5:  10  mo.  (Dec.)  1651;  m.  14  Dec.,  1670,  Josiah  Clarke  of 
Ipswich,  who  d.  27  Sept.,  1691,  as  shown  by  the  inventory  of  his 
estate,  taken  3  Nov.,  1691,  by  Joseph  and  Caleb  Boynton  of  Rowley, 
administrators,  and  brothers  of  said  Clarke’s  widow  (Clerk  of 
Courts,  Salem).  Widow  Mercy  m.  (2)  in  Ipswich,  4  July,  1692, 
Joseph  Goodhue  of  Ipswich;  m.  (3)  (int.  in  Ipswich,  30  Nov.,  1712) 
John  Hovey  of  Topsfield,  and  d.,  his  widow,  in  Rowley,  22  Dec.,  1730. 
22-5.  Hannah,  b.  26 :  1  mo.  (Mar)  1654 ;  m.  24  Nov.,  1673,  Nathaniel 
Warner  of  Ipswich. 

22-6.  Sarah,  b.  19 :  2  mo.  (Apr.)  1658  ;  m.  in  Charlestown,  18 :  7  mo.  1682, 
Hopewell  Davis  of  Charlestown,  where  she  d.  10  Dec.,  1704,  in  her 
47th  year.  Her  daughter,  Sarah  Davis,  b.  in  Charlestown,  20  Oct., 
1690,  m.  Thomas  Palmer  (134-7). 

22-7.  Samuel,  b.  about  1660 ;  m.  Hannah  Switcher. 

22-1.  Capt.  Joseph2  Boynton  ( John  22),  born  about  1645;  mar¬ 
ried  13  May,  1669,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Bichard  Swan  (193).  She  died 
in  Groton,  27  Feb.,  1718-9.  He  married  (2)  in  Bowley,  11  Mar., 
1719-20,  Elizabeth  Wood.  He  was  captain  in  Col.  Francis  Wain- 
wrighPs  First  Begiment — Bed — in  service  1706  and  1707,  Port  Boyal 
Expedition;  town  clerk,  and  representative  many  years.  He  and  wife, 
Sarah,  son  Benoni  and  wife,  Ann,  were  dismissed  from  Bowley  Church 
to  Groton,  4  Dec.,  1715  (Ch.  B.).  He  returned  to  Bowley  before  1720, 
and  died  16  Dec.,  1730,  aged  85  years  (G.  S.). 

*  Ellen  Pell,  maid-servant  of  Atherton  Haulgh  or  Hough,  admitted  to  Boston  Ch. 
4:  5:  1641;  dismissed  1:  8:  1643,  to  Rowley;  letter  granted  21:  2:  1644,  when  she  was 
wife  to  John  Boynton,  member  of  Rowley  Ch.  (Pope). 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 


27 


Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

22-8.  Joseph, 3  b.  23  Mar.,  1669-70;  m.  Bridget  Harris  (79-9). 

22-9.  Sarah,  b.  11  Jan.,  1671-2;  m.  Dea.  Samuel  Tenney  (195-8). 

22-10.  Ann,  b.  14  Aug.,  1673  ;  prob.  d.  4  July,  1737  (Ch.  R.). 

22-11.  Richard,  b.  11  Nov.,  1675  ;  m.  Sarah  Dresser  (58-11). 

22-12.  John,  b.  9  Apr.,  1678;  m.  Bethiah  Platts  (148-7). 

22-13.  Jonathan,  b.  25  Feb.,  1679-80;  d.  soon. 

22-14.  Benoni,  b.  25  Feb.,  1681-2;  m.  Ann  Mighill  (127-24). 

22-15.  Jonathan,  b.  19  Aug.,  1684:  m.  Margaret  Harriman  (78-9). 

22-16.  Hilkiah,  b.  19  Nov.,  1687  ;  m.  Priscilla  Jewett  (101-36). 

22-17.  Daniel,  b.  26  Sept,,  1689;  d.  8  Oct.,  1689. 

22-2.  John2  Boynton  ( John  22),  “weaver,”  born  17:  7  mo. 
(Sept.),  1647;  married  8  Mar.,  1675,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Solomon 
and  Frances  (Grant  71-3)  Keyes  of  Newbury  and  Chelmsford.  She 
was  born  in  Newbury,  12  Sept.,  1654,  and  died  in  Bradford,  1  Apr., 
1717  (G.  S.  Bradford).  He  married  (2)  in  Haverhill,  19  Feb.,  1718- 
9,  Mary,  widow  of  Simon  Wainwright  (205). 

He  sold  to  Andrew  Stickney,  23  Oct.,  1678,  the  homestead  that  was 
his  father’s,  and  moved  to  Bradford  where  he  died  22  Dec.,  1719.  His 
will,  made  “under  the  infirmities  of  old  age”  30  Oct.,  1719,  mentions 
wife  Mary,  and  a  marriage  contract;  eldest  son,  Ichabod;  daughter 
Hannah  Barnes;  son  Zechariah;  grandchildren,  oldest  son  of  Ichabod 
(unnamed),  and  Joseph  Barnes,  son  of  daughter  Hannah  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate,  313:  89). 

His  widow,  Mary,  married  (4)  Joshua  Boynton  (21-4). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

22-18.  Ichabod, s  b.  19  Apr.,  1677  ;  m.  in  Bradford,  18  Feb.,  1705-6,  Eliza¬ 
beth  Haseltine  (83-27).  He  lived  and  died  in  Bradford,  where  the 
births  of  seven  children  are  recorded.  Her  will,  dated  1  Apr.,  1758, 
proved  8  May,  1758,  mentions  son-in-law  Samuel  Sheppard;  Abi¬ 
gail,  wife  of  Ebenezer  Middleton:  Rachel,  wife  of  Samuel  Johnson 
(Essex  Probate,  35:146). 

22-19.  Jane,  b.  9  Aug.,  1678. 

Born  in  Bradford : 

22-20.  Hannah,  b.  17  Feb.,  1682-3 ;  m.  in  Bradford,  8  Dec.,  1712,  Joseph 
Barnes  of  Bradford. 

22-21.  Zechariah,  b.  16  Feb.,  1688-9;  m.  in  Bradford,  19  Feb.,  1718-9,  Mary 
Boynton  (21-19).  They  lived  in  Bradford,  where  the  births  of 
their  six  children  are  recorded. 

22-3.  Sergt.  Caleb2  Boynton  ( John  22),  “blacksmith,”  born 
about  1649;  married  26  May,  1674,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Leonard  Har¬ 
riman  (78)  ;  died  13  Sept.,  1708.  His  will,  dated  17  May,  1706,  men¬ 
tions  wife  (unnamed),  sons  Jeremiah  and  Ebenezer;  daughters  Mar¬ 
garet  Chaplin  and  Ruth  Boynton  (Essex  Probate,  310:  47).  His 
widow,  Hannah,  died  19  Feb.,  1725-6. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

22-22.  Hannah, 3  b.  5  Sept.,  1675;  not  mentioned  in  father’s  will,  1706. 
22-23.  Margaret,  b.  23  Sept.,  1677  ;  m.  John  Chaplin  (37-6). 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 


22-24.  Euth,  b.  14  Jan.,  1681-2;  m.  Judah  Clark  (41-9). 

22-25.  Jeremiah,  b.  8  Jan.,  1685-6 ;  d.  1  June,  1709 ;  unm. 

22-26.  Ebenezer,  b.  17  May,  1688  ;  m.  Sarah  Wheeler  (215-22). 

22-7.  Samuel2  Boynton  ( John  22),  “wheelwright,”  horn  about 
1660;  married  17  Feb.,  1686,  Hannah  Switcher.  She  died  13  Mar., 
1717-8.  His  age  is  shown  by  affidavits  in  the  county  clerk’s  office.  In 
1717,  he  sold  his  homestead  to  Samuel  Todd  (Essex  Deeds,  38:  75), 
and  was  dismissed,  19  Nov.,  1719,  from  Rowley  Church  to  the  church 
in  Groton  (Ch.  R.). 

Children  of  record  in  Eowley : 

22-27.  Samuel, 3  b.  23  Nov.,  1687;  bur.  18  Mar.,  1687-8. 

22-28.  Samuel,  b.  24  Feb.,  1688-9  ;  d.  15  May,  1689. 

22-29.  Ellen,  b.  15  Mar.,  1689-90 ;  m.  Daniel  Pierce. 

22-30.  Daniel,  b.  26  May,  1692  ;  d.  before  1756,  leaving  issue. 

22-31.  Samuel,  b.  19  Sept.,  1694;  “froze  to  death,”  Dec.,  1711  (Ch.  E.). 
22-32.  Eleazer,  b.  15  Nov.,  1696. 

22-33.  Isaac,  b.  11  Apr.,  1699. 

22-34.  Stephen,  b.  14  July,  1701 ;  d.  in  Groton,  1756.  His  will,  dated  11 
May,  1756,  proved  13  Oct.,  1756,  gives  all  his  estate  to  his  neph¬ 
ews  and  nieces ;  viz.,  two  children  of  sister  Pierce ;  children  of 
brother  Daniel,  dec’d ;  of  brother  Abraham;  of  sister  Woods,  and 
sister  Hannah  Whipple  (Middlesex  Probate). 

22-35.  Abraham,  b.  15  Nov.,  1703  ;  d.  May.  1706. 

22-36.  Abraham,  twin,  bp.  24  Nov.,  1706;  d.  1  Dec.,  1706. 

22-37.  Moses,  twin,  bp.  24  Nov.,  1706;  d.  7  Dec.,  1706. 

22-38.  Hannah,  b.  5  Dec.,  1707  ;  m.  -  Whipple. 

22-39.  Abraham,  bp.  30  Oct.,  1709  ;  living,  1756. 

22-40.  Sarah,  bp.  11  July,  1713  ;  m.  -  Woods. 

22-8.  Dea.  Joseph3  Boynton  ( Capt .  Joseph  22-1;  John  22).  born 
23  Mar.,  1669-70;  married  30  Jan.,  1692-3,  Bridget,  daughter  of 
Nathaniel  Harris  (79-2).  He  was  deacon  of  Rowley  Church  from 
1723  until  his  death,  25  Nov.,  1755. 

His  will,  dated  22  Apr.,  1752,  mentions  wife,  Bridget;  sons  Nathan¬ 
iel,  Benjamin,  Abiel,  Ephraim,  and  Zacheus;  daughters  Edna,  wife  of 
Samuel  Brown,  and  Bridget,  deceased,  who  married  Jonathan  Bailey, 
and  left  sons  and  daughters  (Essex  Probate,  333:  288).  Before  his 
decease  he  had  disposed  of  all  his  real  estate  except  one  right  in  Cox- 
hall,  County  of  York.  His  widow,  Bridget,  died  14  Oct.,  1757. 

Children  born  in  Eowley : 

22-41.  Sarah, 4  b.  3  Dec.,  1693  ;  d.  23  Dec.,  1693. 

22-42.  Nathaniel,  b.  11  Dec.,  1694;  d.  in  Pepperell.  Adm.  granted  16  Jan., 
1758,  to  his  son,  Nathaniel  Boynton  of  Westford,  joyner.  Dower 
set  off  to  his  widow,  Elizabeth,  15  Jan.,  1758  (Middlesex  Probate). 
22-43.  Bridget,  b.  5  Oct.,  1697  ;  d.  6  Nov.,  1697. 

22-44.  Joseph,  b.  20  Nov.,  1698  ;  was  a  tailor  in  Gloucester,  1727-33,  when 
he  sold  real  estate  in  Marblehead ;  d.  in  Eowley,  25  Dec.,  1738 ; 
unm. 


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22-45.  Benjamin,  b.  22  Dec.,  1700 ;  settled  in  Gloucester,  where  he  m.  29 
Nov.,  1723,  Martha,  daughter  of  Stephen  Howe,  and  there  raised 
a  large  family  (Essex  Deeds,  65:253).  His  grandson,  Ebenezers 
Boynton,  married  Jane  Todd  (203-91),  and  lived  in  Rowley.  De¬ 
scendant  in  male  line  now  (1932)  living  in  Rowley. 

22-46.  Bridget,  b.  29  Jan.,  1702-3;  m.  Jonathan  Bailey  (10-25). 

22-47.  Abiel,  b.  15  May,  1705;  living,  1752. 

22-48.  Ephraim,  b.  16  July,  1707  ;  m.  Sarah  Stewart  (188-26). 

22-49.  Zacheus,  b.  3  Apr.,  1710 ;  m.  in  Lancaster,  12  July,  1739,  Anna  Ross 
of  Lancaster,  where  she  d.  5  May,  1746,  in  her  30th  year.  He  m. 
(2)  9  Dec.,  1746,  Hannah  Peabody  of  Lancaster. 

22-50.  Edna,  b.  26  Sept.,  1712;  m.  9  Apr.,  1734,  Samuel  Brown  of  Ipswich; 
d.,  his  widow,  23  Mar.,  1786. 

22-51.  Elizabeth,  b.  2  Nov.,  1714;  d.  11  June,  1736  ;  unm. 

22-11.  Sergt.  Richard3  Boynton  ( Capt .  Joseph  22-1;  John  22), 
born  11  Eoy.,  1675;  married  24  Dec.,  1701,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Lient. 
John  Dresser  (58-1)  ;  died  25  Dec.,  1732  (G.  S.  Georgetown).  Admin¬ 
istration  granted  20  Mar.,  1732-3  to  his  son  Richard  (Essex  Probate). 
His  widow,  Sarah,  died  26  Aug.,  1759  (G.  S.  Georgetown). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

22-52.  David,1  b.  8  Oct.,  1702  ;  m.  Love  Hutchins  of  Bradford. 

22-53.  Nathan,  b.  27  Sept.,  1704;  m.  Hannah  Todd  (203-32). 

22-54.  Richard,  b.  26  Sept.,  1706  ;  m.  Jerusha  Hutchins. 

22-55.  Sarah,  b.  5  May,  1708;  m.  Jonathan  Chaplin  (37-21). 

22-56.  Martha,  b.  2  Apr.,  1710  ;  m.'  15  Mar.,  1732-3,  Joseph  Bailey  of  New- 
burv. 

V 

22-57.  Nathaniel,  b.  18  Aug.,  1712;  m.  Mary  Stewart  (188-52). 

22-58.  John,  bp.  8  Jan.,  1715-6  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

22-12.  John3  Boynton  (Capt.  Joseph  22-1;  John  22),  born  9 
Apr.,  1678  ;  married  17  Apr.,  1707,  Bethiah,  daughter  of  Samuel  Platts 
(148-1);  died  8  Oct.,  1718  (G.  S.).  Administration  granted  7  Sept., 
1719  (Essex  Probate,  313:  36).  His  widow,  Bethiah,  married  (2) 
John  Horthend  (132-8). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

22-59.  Dorothy,4  b.  13  May,  1708;  m.  Samuel  Dresser  (58-54). 

22-60.  Mary,  b.  20  Dec.,  1709;  m.  Samuel  Northern!  (132-15). 

22-61.  Bethiah,  b.  5  Feb.,  1711-2;  m.  Jacob  Jewett  (100-66). 

22-62.  John,  b.  26  May,  1714;  d.  19  Oct.,  1714  (G.  S.). 

22-63.  Hannah,  b.  29  Feb.,  1715-6;  m.  17  May,  1744,  Jonathan  Smith;  d. 
16  Dec.,  1747. 

22-64.  John,  b.  22  Dec.,  1718;  d.  18  Apr.,  1719. 

22-14.  Benoni3  Boynton  (Capt.  Joseph  22-1;  John  22),  born  25 
Feb.,  1681-2;  married  4  Apr.,  1706,  Ann,  daughter  of  Stephen  Mig- 
hill  (127-8).  They  were  dismissed,  4  Dec.,  1715,  from  Rowley  Church 
to  the  church  in  Groton  (Ch.  R.).  Later  he  was  of  Lunenburg. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

22-65.  Sarah,4  bp.  9  Mar.,  1706-7;  d.  5  Apr.,  1707. 


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22-66.  Sarah,  b.  17  June,  1708. 

22-67.  Stephen,  b.  7  Apr.,  1710. 

22-68.  Ann,  b.  21  Nov.,  1713. 

22-15.  Jonathan3  Boynton  ( Capt .  Joseph  22-1;  John  22),  born 
19  Aug.,  1684;  married  6  June,  1711,  Margaret,  daughter  of  Jonathan 
Harriman  (78-4);  died  16  Mar.,  1740  (G.  S.  Georgetown).  His  will, 
dated  14  Mar.,  1739,  mentions  wife,  Margaret;  sons  Jonathan  and 
John;  daughters  Sarah,  wife  of  Joseph  Hutchins  of  Tewksbury,  Eliza¬ 
beth,  wife  of  Joseph  Bailey  of  Bradford,  Mary  and  Ann;  grandchildren 
James  Fowler  and  Jonathan  Fowler  (Essex  Probate,  324:  292). 

His  widow,  Margaret,  married  (2)  12  May,  1742,  Daniel  Gage  of 
Bradford;  (3)  John  Stewart  (188-7). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

22-69.  Margaret,4  b.  5  Apr.,  1712;  m.  12  Oct.,  1731,  Dr.  Philip  Fowler  of 
Amesbury. 

22-70.  Sarah,  b.  10  Dec.,  1713 ;  m.  in  Bradford,  11  Nov.,  1736,  Joseph 
Hutchins  of  Tewksbury.  She  was  dismissed,  26  Nov.,  1738,  from 
Second  Church,  Rowley,  to  Tewksbury. 

22-71.  Elizabeth,  b.  21  May,  1715;  m.  (int.  28  Nov.,  1735)  Joseph  Bailey 
of  Bradford. 

22-72.  Jonathan,  b.  16  Mar.,  1716-7;  m.  Elizabeth  Wood  of  Bradford. 
22-73.  Benjamin,  twin,  bp.  12  Apr.,  1719;  prob.  d.  soon. 

22-74.  Ellenor,  twin,  bp.  12  Apr.,  1719;  prob.  d.  soon. 

22-75.  Mary,  b.  21  Aug.,  1720  ;  m.  11  Jan.,  1741-2,  James  Stewart  of  Tewks¬ 
bury. 

22-76.  John,  b.  22  May,  1723  ;  m.  Martha  Atwood. 

22-77.  Anne,  b.  29  Oct.,  1726  ;  m.  12  June,  1744,  Daniel  Warner  of  Brad¬ 
ford. 

22-16.  Hilkiah3  Boynton  ( Capt .  Joseph  22-1;  John  22),  born 
19  Nov.,  1687;  married  2  Feb.,  1708-9,  Priscilla,  daughter  of  Capt. 
Joseph  Jewett  (101-8).  They  moved,  about  1726,  to  Winchendon,  and 
later  to  Lunenburg. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

22-78.  Jane,4  b.  19  Nov.,  1709;  d.  25  Nov.,  1722. 

22-79.  Johannah,  b.  17  Aug.,  1712. 

22-80.  Hilkiah,  twin,  b.  11  Apr.,  1714;  d.  28  Apr.,  1714. 

22-81.  Priscilla,  twin,  b.  11  Apr.,  1714. 

22-82.  Joseph,  b.  4  Dec.,  1717;  d.  8  Feb.,  1717-18  (G.  S.). 

22-83.  Sarah,  b.  1  Jan.,  1718-9. 

22-84.  Ruth,  bp.  2  July,  1721  ;  d.  July,  1721. 

22-85.  Jane,  bp.  10  Mar.,  1722-3. 

22-86.  Hilkiah,  twin,  bp.  8  Aug.,  1725 ;  d.  24  Aug.,  1725. 

22-87.  Mehetabel,  twin,  bp.  8  Aug.,  1725  ;  d.  15  Sept.,  1725. 

22-26.  Ebenezer3  Boynton  ( Sergt .  Caleb  22-3;  John  22),  born 
17  May,  1688;  married  in  Newbury,  25  May,  1711,  Sarah,  daughter  of 
Nathan  Wheeler  (215-5).  He  was  a  blacksmith,  and  moved  to  Weston, 
Middlesex  County,  before  1726  (Essex  Deeds,  53:  37). 


BROCKLEBANK  HOUSE,  EAST  MAIN  STREET,  GEORGETOWN 
Said  to  have  been  built  in  1670  by  Capt.  Samuel  Brocklebank  (29-l). 


BOYNTON 


HOUSE, 

Owned 


GEORGETOWN,  OPPOSITE  THE  OLD  CEMETERY 
in  1726  by  Ebenezer  Boynton  (22-26). 


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31 


Children  born  in  Rowley : 

22-88.  Jeremiah,4  b.  27  Dec.,  1711 ;  d.  in  Sudbury.  Adm.  granted  1  Apr., 
1754,  to  his  widow,  Patience  Boynton  (Middlesex  Probate). 

22-89.  Hannah,  b.  4  Aug.,  1713. 

22-90.  Jerusha,  b.  6  July,  1715. 

22-91.  Son,  bp.  17  July,  1720. 

22-92.  Mercy,  b.  15  June,  1722. 

22-93.  Caleb,  b.  18  May,  1724. 

22-48.  Ephraim4  Boynton  (Dea.  Joseph  22-8;  Capt.  Joseph  22-1; 
John  22),  born  16  July,  1707;  married  2  May,  1732,  Sarah,  daughter 
of  John  Stewart  (188-7).  He  was  dismissed,  19  Feb.,  1764,  from  the 
First  Church  in  Rowley  to  the  Second  Church  in  Lancaster.  “Mar.  11, 
1764  received  Ephraim  Boynton  from  yG  Ch.  in  Rowley”  (Sec.  Ch. 
Lancaster  R.). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

22-  94.  Elizabeth^  b.  26  Aug.,  1733  ;  m.  James  Payson  (138-38). 

22  -  95.  Ephraim,  b.  9  Mar.,  1734-5 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  19  Feb.,  1756,  Abigail 
Emery  of  Newbury. 

22  -  96.  John,  b.  8  Sept.,  1736. 

22  -  97.  Joseph,  b.  24  June,  1738. 

22  -  98.  Sarah,  b.  26  June,  1740. 

22  -  99.  Amos,  bp.  23  May,  1742. 

22-100.  Jedidiah,  bp.  22  Jan.,  1743  (Ch.  R.). 

22-101.  Edna,  bp.  27  Apr.,  1746. 

22-102.  Job,  bp.  10  Jan.,  1747-8. 

22-103.  Mary,  bp.  8  Oct.,  1749. 

22-104.  Abiel,  bp.  6  Jan.,  1753. 

22-52.  David4  Boynton  ( Sergt .  Richard  22-11;  Capt.  Joseph  22- 
1;  John  22)  born  8  Oct.,  1702;  married  (int.  23  Oct.,  1725)  Love 
Hutchins  of  Bradford.  He  lived  in  Rowley  until  1730,  when  he  moved 
to  Bradford  and  died  there  12  May,  1734.  Administration  granted  10 
June,  1734,  to  his  widow,  Love  Boynton  (Essex  Probate).  She  mar¬ 
ried  (2)  Bartholomew  Pearson  (140-50). 

Children : 

22-105.  Oliver, s  b.  in  Rowley,  16  Aug.,  1726 ;  d.  soon. 

22-106.  Jane,  b.  in  Rowley,  20  Dec.,  1728  ;  d.  in  Bradford,  2  June,  1736. 
22-107.  Oliver,  b.  in  Bradford,  31  Aug.,  1731 ;  d.  there  19  Oct.,  1736. 

22-53.  Lieut.  Nathan4  Boynton  (Sergt.  Richard  22-11;  Capt. 
Joseph  22-1;  John  22),  born  27  Sept.,  1704;  married  10  Aug.,  1738, 
Hannah,  daughter  of  James  Todd  (203-10)  ;  died  25  Apr.,  1766.  She 
died  10  Apr.,  1801. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

22-108.  James, s  b.  5  Aug.,  1739  ;  m.  14  June,  1763,  Mary  Wood  of  Boxford, 
where  he  settled.  Rev.  soldier,  killed  at  Bunker  Hill. 

22-109.  Mary,  b.  18  Apr.,  1744;  d.  20  Mar.,  1818,  “singlewoman.” 

22-110.  Richard,  b.  8  Oct.,  1746;  d.  19  May,  1766;  unm. 

22-111.  Moses,  b.  27  Nov.,  1752  :  m.  Lucy  How. 


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22-54.  Richard4  Boynton  ( Sergt .  Richard  22-11;  Capt.  Joseph 
22-1;  John  22),  born  26  Sept.,  1706;  married  2  Sept.,  1730,  Jerusha, 
daughter  of  John  Hutchins,  of  Bradford,  where  she  was  born  1  Sept., 
1710. 

They  moved,  in  1741,  from  Rowley  to  Tewksbury,  where  he  died  1 
Feb.,  1754.  Administration  granted  18  Mar.,  1754,  to  his  widow, 
Jerusha  Boynton,  with  Joseph  Kittredge  of  Tewksbury  and  Nathan 
Boynton  of  Rowley  as  sureties  on  her  bond.  In  her  account  are  charges 
for  “bringing  up  my  son  David  from  two  and  one  half  years  old  to  this 
day”  (19  Sept.,  1757).  Son  Richard  Boynton,  then  about  fifteen 
years  old,  was  placed  under  the  guardianship  of  Dea.  William  Stickney 
of  Billerica,  27  Aug.,  1756  (Middlesex  Probate,  12:  54). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

22-112.  Elizabeth^  b.  18  Apr.,  1731. 

22-113.  Richard,  b.  22  May,  1733  ;  d.  7  Aug-.,  1736. 

22-114.  Sarah,  b.  27  July,  1738;  d.  4  Aug-.,  1738. 

22-115.  Sarah,  b.  10  Aug.,  1739. 

Born  in  Tewksbury : 

22-116.  Richard,  b.  22  Mar.,  1741. 

22-117.  John,  b.  28  Feb.,  1743. 

22-118.  William,  b.  4  Aug.,  1746. 

22-119.  David,  b.  29  July,  1751. 

22-57.  Nathaniel4  Boynton  (Sergt.  Richard  22-11;  Capt.  Joseph 
22-1;  John  22),  born  18  Aug.,  1712;  married  8  Mar.,  1736-7,  Mary, 
daughter  of  Edward  Stewart  (188-15);  died  13  May,  1762.  He  and 
six  others  “were  lost  by  shipwreck  near  Annis  Squam  Bar,  Gloucester” 
(Gage). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

22-120.  Mary, 5  b.  17  Feb.,  1737-8;  d.  13  Mar.,  1737-8. 

22-121.  Eunice,  b.  16  Mar.,  1738-9  ;  m.  15  Mar.,  1757,  Eliphalet  Tenney,  as 
his  second  wife.  In  1780,  they  were  living  in  Stow. 

22-122.  David,  b.  19  Apr.,  1741;  d.  22  Oct.,  1745. 

22-123.  Thomas,  b.  18  Aug.,  1743 ;  d.  24  Oct.,  1745. 

22-124.  David,  b.  18  Jan.,  1745-6;  m.  in  Bradford,  7  Jan.,  1773,  Susannah 
Woodman  of  Bradford ;  moved  to  Townsend. 

22-125.  Mary,  b.  8  Feb.,  1747-8  ;  m.  7  May,  1766,  Samuel  Kezer,  Jr. 

22-126.  Nathaniel,  b.  27  July,  1750  ;  settled  in  Lynn. 

22-127.  Thomas,  b.  2  Sept.,  1752  ;  m.  10  Dec.,  1776,  Elizabeth  Ivezer ;  moved 
to  New  Hampshire. 

22-128.  Richard,  b.  17  May,  1755. 

22-129.  Lois,  b.  —  Sept.,  1757. 

22-130.  Asa,  b.  4  Mar.,  1760;  settled  in  Lynn;  Rev.  soldier. 

22-131.  Stephen,  b.  28  June,  1762  ;  d.  13  Feb.,  1780 ;  unm. 

22-72.  Jonathan4  Boynton  ( Jonathan  22-15;  Capt.  Joseph  22- 
1;  John  22),  born  16  Mar.,  1716-7;  married  in  Bradford,  5  June, 
1739,  Elizabeth  Wood  of  Bradford.  They  lived  in  Second  Parish,  Row- 
ley,  but  moved,  before  1758,  to  Lunenburg. 


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33 


Children  born  in  Rowley : 

22-132.  Elizabeth, s  b.  1  Mar.,  1742-3. 

22-133.  Mary,  b.  8  Oct.,  1744. 

22-134.  Jonathan,  b.  11  Feb.,  1745-6. 

22-135.  Ellinor,  b.  4  Feb.,  1747-8. 

22-136.  Joseph,  b.  16  Aug.,  1749. 

22-137.  Ann,  b.  8  Nov.,  1751. 

22-138.  Solomon,  b.  14  May,  1754. 

22-76.  John4  Boynton  ( Jonathan  22-15;  Capt.  Joseph  22-1; 
John  22),  born  22  May,  1723;  married  30  Mar.,  1742,  Martha  Atwood. 
They  lived  some  time  in  Ipswich,  and  moved,  1751,  to  Rowley.  He 
was  a  carpenter;  residence,  Second  Parish,  Eowley.  He  moved  from 
Rowley,  with  his  family,  before  1760,  probably  to  Maine. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

22-139.  Oliver, s  b.  9  July,  1743. 

22-140.  Elizabeth,  b.  26  Jan.  1744-5. 

22-141.  John,  b.  21  Mar.,  1746-7. 

22-111.  Moses5  Boynton  ( Nathan  22-53;  Sergt.  Richard  22-11; 
Capt.  Joseph  22-1;  John  22),  born  27  Nov.,  1752;  married  (int.  3 
Aug.,  1786)  Lucy  How  of  Ipswich.  His  home  was  in  the  Second 
Parish,  Rowley,  now  Georgetown;  he  was  a  carpenter.  He  died  19  Jan., 
1823.  Rev.  soldier.  She  died,  his  widow,  in  Georgetown,  4  Feb.,  1848, 
aged  87  years. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

22-142.  Hannah, e  b.  8  Nov.,  1786;  d.  17  Feb.,  1789. 

22-143.  Hannah,  b.  15  Oct.,  1790;  m.  30  July,  1811,  Joshua  Rea  of  Charles¬ 
town.  Rowle3r  Record  shows  “Joshua”  in  the  intention,  “John” 
in  the  marriage. 

22-144.  John,  b.  28  Oct.,  1792;  d.  31  Mar.,  1824;  unm. 

22-145.  Lucy,  b.  6  Aug.,  1794;  m.  6  Nov.,  1814,  Joseph  Wilson  of  Charles¬ 
town. 

22-146.  Elizabeth  Howe,  b.  18  Sept.,  1796  ;  m.  8  May,  1828,  Hiram  Harri- 
man,  son  of  Enoch  (78-63). 

22-147.  Caroline,  b.  7  Sept.,  1802  ;  d.  16  June,  1825  ;  unm. 

BRACKENBURY 

23.  Samuel  Brackenbury;  Harvard  College,  1664;  assisted  Rev. 
Samuel  Phillips  (144)  in  the  ministry  for  about  two  years  following 
the  death  of  Rev.  Samuel  Shepard  (Gage).  He  removed  to  Boston  and 
died  there  11  Jan.,  1678,  of  small  pox  (Savage). 

BRADLEY 

24.  Joshua  Bradley  married  26  May,  1663,  Judith,  daughter  of 
Widow  Anne  Lume  (122).  They  moved  to  Woodbridge,  New  Jersey. 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

24-1.  Martha,  b.  29:  12  mo.  (Feb.),  1663. 


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Children  born  in  Woodbridge,  N.  J. : 

24-2.  Judith,  b.  16  Feb.,  1667. 

24- 3.  Joshua,  b.  15  June,  1671. 

BRADSTREET 

25.  Humphrey1  Bradstreet  came  from  Ipswich,  England,  in  the 
ship  “Elizabeth,” — William  Andrews,  master — the  last  of  Apr.,  1634, 
bringing  with  him  his  wife,  Bridget,  aged  thirty  years,  and  children, 
Hannah,  aged  nine  years,  John,  aged  three  years,  Martha,  aged  two 
years  and  Mary,  aged  one  year.  At  this  time  he  was  forty  years  old. 
He  had  a  grant  of  land  in  Ipswich,  Mass.,  north  of  Egypt  River.  This 
homestead  continued  as  a  ,-part  of  Ipswich  until  29  Nov.,  1785,  when 
it  was  annexed  to  Rowley.  He  was  made  freeman,  6  May,  1635,  and 
wTas  representative  for  Ipswich  that  year.  He  died  in  the  summer  of 
1655.  He  was  a  member  of  the  church  in  Rowley,  and  was  buried  in 
Rowley.  His  will,  dated  21  July,  1655,  proved  25 :  7  mo.  1655,  men¬ 
tions  wife,  Bridget;  son  Moses  is  to  have  the  homestead  after  the  de¬ 
cease  of  his  mother;  son  John  is  to  have  the  farm  at  Muddy  River; 
daughter  Hannah  Rofe;  daughter  Martha  Beale;  daughter  Mary  Brad¬ 
street;  daughter  Sarah  Bradstreet;  daughter  Rebecca  Bradstreet;  grand¬ 
children  Daniel  Rofe,  Hannah  Rofe  and  Samuel  Beale;  the  poor  of 
Ipswich,  the  poor  of  Rowley  (Essex  Probate). 

Widow  Bridget  Bradstreet  died  Nov.,  1665.  Her  will,  dated  16  Oct., 
1665,  proved  28  Mar.,  1666,  mentions  son  Moses;  eldest  daughter,  Mar¬ 
tha;  daughter  Mary  Kimball;  daughter  Wallis;  daughter  Rebecca  Bon- 
field;  grandchild  Hannah  Rofe;  Samuel  Platts,  executor  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate). 

Children : 

25- 1.  Hannah, 2  m.  Daniel  Rofe  (Rolfe)  of  Ipswich;  (2)  12  June,  1658, 

Nicholas  Holt  of  Andover  (Savage). 

25-2.  John,  m.  Hannah,  daughter  of  John  Peach  of  Marblehead;  d.  in 
Marblehead,  1660,  without  issue.  The  inventory  of  his  estate  was 
taken  14  June,  1660  (Ct.  Files,  5:114).  His  widow,  Hannah,  m. 
(2)  William  Waters. 

25-3.  Martha,*  m.  William  Beale  of  Marblehead,  where  the  births  of  their 
eleven  children  are  recorded,  and  where  she  died,  6  Apr.,  1675. 

25-4.  Mary,  m.  John  Kimball  of  Ipswich. 

25-5.  Sarah,  b.  -  1638  ;  m.  13  Apr.,  1657,  Nicholas  Wallis  of  Ipswich. 

25-6.  Rebecca,  m.  George  Bondfield  of  Marblehead. 

25-7.  Moses,  b.  1643  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Harris  (79-1). 

25-7.  Capt.  Moses2  Bradstreet  (Humphrey  25),  born  in  Ipswich, 

- ,  1643;  married  in  Rowley,  11  Mar.,  1661-2,  Elizabeth,  daughter 

of  John  Harris  (79).  He  married  (2)  after  18  Mar.,  1683-4,  Sarah, 
widow  of  Samuel  Prime  (153-1).  He  was  a  member  of  Rowley  Church 
and  Capt.  of  the  Rowley  Military  Company.  His  gravestone  is  the 

*  It  is  probable  that  Martha  first  married  Thomas  Rowlandson,  which  marriage 
was  annulled  because  of  inability  of  said  Thomas  to  contract  it. 


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35 


oldest  in  Rowley  cemetery.  A  copy  of  the  inscription  appears  below.* 
His  will,  dated  16  Aug.,  1690,  mentions  wife  (unnamed),  so  that 
“all  the  estate  real  &  personal  of  hers  &  her  children  by  her  former 
husband  be  at  her  disposal”  and  that  she  have  additional  estate  for 
bringing  up  “our  young  son  Jonathan”  ;  son  John  who  is  to  have  one 
half  the  farm,  “ye  was  my  Father  Broadstreet’s” ;  son  Moses  to  have 
the  other  half  of  the  farm  and  all  the  buildings;  son  John  to  have 
£20  and  “the  share  in  the  ship  he  goes  to  sea  in”  instead  of  one-half 
the  buildings;  son  Humphrey  to  have  land  in  Rowley;  son  Nathaniel 
to  have  one-half  the  lands  in  Haverhill;  son  Jonathan  to  have  the  other 
half  the  lands  in  Haverhill;  daughters  Bridget  and  Hannah  (Essex 
Probate,  304:  283).  The  inventory,  taken  26  Sept.,  1690,  shows  estate 
of  £1257-2s.  His  widow,  Sarah,  died  before  1697. 

Children  of  record  in  Ipswich  and  Eowley : 

25-8.  John, s  b.  —  Dec.,  1662  ;  m.  Hannah  hummer  (60-1). 

25-9.  Moses,  b.  17  Oct.,  1665  ;  m.  Hannah  Pickard  (145-8). 

25-10.  Elizabeth,  b.  22  Mar.,  1666-7  ;  m.  Samuel  Pickard  (145-6). 

25-11.  Humphrey,  b.  6  Jan.,  1669-70;  m.  Sarah  Peirce. 

25-12.  Nathaniel,  bp.  14  Jan.,  1671-2  ;  m.  Priscilla  Carrell. 

25-13.  Hannah,  bp.  9  Nov.,  1673. 

25-14.  Samuel,  bp.  22  Aug.,  1675  ;  d.  in  infancy. 

25-15.  Bridget,  bp.  3  Dec.,  1676. 

25-16.  Aaron,  bp.  18  Jan.,  1679-80 ;  d.  in  infancy. 

25-17.  Samuel,  bp.  14  May,  1682 ;  d.  soon. 

25-18.  Samuel,  b.  in  Eowley,  4  May,  1687  ;  d.  in  infancy. 

25-19.  Jonathan,  bp.  22  June,  1690;  m.  Sarah  Wheeler  (215-16). 

25-8.  John3  Bradstreet  ( Capt .  Moses  25-7;  Humphrey  25),  born 
on  the  Bradstreet  farm  in  Ipswich,  Dec.,  1662;  married  in  Rowley, 
29  Jan.,  1690-1,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Captain  Richard  Dummer  (60). 
He  was  a  mariner,  commanding  the  trading  ship  “Unity,”  and  died 
on  the  Island  of  Barbadoes,  21  July,  1699,  as  shown  by  the  inventory 
of  his  estate  (Essex  Probate).  Guardianship  of  his  children,  Moses 
aged  about  eight,  Elizabeth  aged  about  five,  Hannah  aged  about  two, 
was  granted  2  Oct.,  1699  (Essex  Probate).  His  widow,  Hannah,  mar¬ 
ried  (2)  Nathaniel  Elithorp  (63-10). 

Children  of  record  in  Eowley : 

25-20.  Moses, 4  b.  in  Eowley,  11  Nov.,  1691;  m.  in  Marblehead,  28  July,  1713, 
Martha  Beal.  By  deed,  dated  13  Nov.,  1711,  “Moses  Bradstreet, 
Jr.,  John  Slaughter  and  Elizabeth  his  wife  alias  Bradstreet  and 
Hannah  Bradstreet,  all  children  of  John  Bradstreet  late  of  Ips- 

*  Hear  Lys  What  was 
Mortal  of  ye  Worthy 

CAP.  MOSES  BRADSTREET 

Deceased  August  ye 
17  1690  &  In  y,! 

47  Year  of  His  Age 
Friends  &  Relations 
You  might  behold 
A  Lamb  of  God 
Fitt  for  ye  Fold 


36  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

wich,  dec’d,  and  Nathanial  Elitliorp  who  married  with  Hannah, 
relict,  widow  of  said  John  Bradstreet,  together  with  her  the  said 
Hannah  now  of  Boston,  in  consideration  of  £425.  convey  to  Moses 
Bradstreet  of  Ipswich  all  that  farm  that  was  the  said  John  Brad- 
street’s.”  This  deed  was  acknowledged  in  Boston,  14  Nov.,  1711, 
by  Elizabeth  Slaughter,  Nathaniel  and  Hannah  Elithorp ;  acknowl¬ 
edged  in  Essex  County,  9  Oct.,  1713,  by  Moses  Bradstreet ;  Mrs. 
Martha,  his  wife,  gave  up  dower,  17  Oct.,  1713  ;  acknowledged  in 
Boston.  8  Dec.,  1713,  by  John  Slaughter,  mariner;  and  20  Oct., 
1715,  Elizabeth  Slaugnter,  being  of  full  age,  confirmed  her  former 
acknowledgment  (Essex  Deeds,  27  :  264p. 

25-21.  Elizabeth,  bp.  28  Jan.,  1693-4;  nr.  in  Boston,  22  Oct.,  1711,  John 
Slaughter  of  Boston. 

25-22.  Hannah,  bp.  14  Feb.,  1696-7  ;  living  and  unm.  13  Nov.,  1711.  She 
prob.  m.  in  Boston,  23  Sept.,  1719,  John  Hall  of  Boston. 

25-9.  Moses3  Bradstreet  ( Capt .  Moses  25-7;  Humphrey  25),  born 
in  Ipswich,  17  Oct.,  1665;  married  in  Rowley,  19  July,  1686,  Hannah, 
daughter  of  John  Pickard  (145).  She  died  3  Jan.,  1736-7  (G-.  S.). 
He  married  (2)  in  Rowley,  27  Oct.,  1737,  Dorothy,  widow  of  Ezekiel 
Northend  (132-6).  He  died  20  Dec.,  1737  (G.  S.). 

His  will,  dated  19  Dec.,  1737,  mentions  wife,  Dorothy;  son  Nathan¬ 
iel,  who  is  to  have  the  homestead;  daughter  Elizabeth  Parker;  daugh¬ 
ter  Hannah  WoocPs  children;  grandchildren  Nathan  Wood,  Phebe 
Wood,  Hannah  Andreas,  Bridget  Pemberton,  Abigail  Bradstreet,  Han¬ 
nah  Bradstreet,  Moses  Bradstreet  (Essex  Probate,  325:  10).  His  home, 
after  1696,  was  the  Bradstreet  farm,  then  in  Ipswich,  now  in  Rowley. 
His  widow,  Dorothy,  died  17  June,  1752,  aged  84  years  (G.  S.). 

Children,  first  three  born  in  Bowley,  the  others  in  Ipswich,  all  of  record 
in  Rowley. 

25-23.  Elizabeth,4  b.  19  Apr.,  1689;  m.  (int.  5  May,  1711)  Lieut.  Abraham 
Parker  of  Bradford.  He  d.  14  Feb.,  1762,  in  his  77th  year  (G.  S. 
Groveland).  She  d.  23  May,  1753  (G.  S.  Groveland). 

25-24.  Hannah,  b.  21  Apr.,  1694;  m.  (int.  in  Ipswich,  G  Dec.,  1713)  Jacob 
Wood  of  Boxford. 

25-25.  Bridget,  b.  17  Mar.,  1695-6;  d.  22  July,  1718;  unm.  (G.  S.). 

25-26.  Moses,  bp.  27  Feb.,  1697-8  ;  m.  Abigail  Lunt  (123-4). 

25-27.  John,  bp.  21  Apr.,  1700;  d.  12  May,  1724;  unm.  (G.  S.). 

25-28.  Nathaniel,  bp.  25  June,  1704;  d.  in  infancy. 

25-29.  Nathaniel,  bp.  18  Nov.,  1705;  m.  Hannah  Northend  (132-13). 

25-30.  Jane,  bp.  15  Feb.,  1707-8;  m.  2  July,  1728,  John  Manning  of  Ipswich; 
d.  13  July,  1732  (G.  S.  Ipswich). 

25-11.  Dr.  Humphrey3  Bradstreet  (Capt.  Moses  25-7;  Humphrey 
25),  born  in  Ipswich,  6  Jan.,  1669-70;  married  Sarah,  daughter  of 
Joshua  and  Dorothy  (Pike)  Peirce  of  Newbury.  He  lived  for  a  time 
in  Rowley,  then  moved  to  Newbury  where  he  became  quite  a  noted 
physician.  He  died  in  Newbury,  11  May,  1717.  His  will,  dated  7 
May,  1717,  mentions  wife,  Sarah;  oldest  son,  Humphrey;  son  Daniel; 
son  Benjamin  to  be  sent  to  college;  son  Moses;  daughters  Dorothy 
Sargent,  Sarah  Tufts,  Anna  Bradstreet  and  Betty  Bradstreet;  wife 
Sarah  and  Capt.  Joshua  Peirce,  of  Portsmouth,  named  executors  (Essex 
Probate,  312:  98). 


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His  widow,  Sarah,  married  (2)  in  Newbury,  9  June,  1719,  Capt. 
Edward  Sargent  of  Newbury. 

Children,  first  three  were  born  and  recorded  in  Rowley ;  their  names 
also  appear  of  record  in  Newbury,  where  the  other  children  were 
born : 

25-31.  Dorothy, 4  b.  19  Dec.,  1692;  m.  in  Newbury,  16  Oct.,  1710,  Nathaniel 
Sargent  of  Newbury. 

O  v> 

25-32.  Joshua,  b.  23  Feb.,  1694-5  ;  drowned  in  Newbury,  16  May,  1710. 

25-33.  Sarah,  b.  14  Jan.,  1696-7  :  m.  9  Nov.,  1714,  Rev.  John  Tufts  of  New¬ 
bury. 

25-34.  Humphrey,  bp.  19  Jan.,  1699-1700;  d.  in  Newbury,  19  Dec.,  1717, 
ag*ed  19  years.  Styled  “Doctor”  on  Newbury  Record. 

25-35.  Daniel,  b.  13  Feb.,  1700-1;  m.  Mary  - ;  may  have  lived  in  Ames- 

bury;  d.  in  Newbury,  24  Apr.,  1723  (Newbury  R.),  and  there  he  is 
styled  “Doctor.” 

25-36.  Benjamin,  Harvard  Coll.,  1725  ;  m.  9  Nov.,  1726,  Sarah  Greenleaf  of 
Newbury;  was  a  minister;  settled,  1728,  in  Gloucester. 

25-37.  Moses,  b.  17  Feb.,  1707-8;  m.  16  Feb.,  1731,  Mary  Sayward  of  Glou¬ 
cester;  d.  in  Newburyport,  9  Mar.,  1785.  His  will,  dated  7  June, 
1779,  mentions  wife,  Mary;  “only  child,”  Betty  Bradstreet ;  “chil¬ 
dren  of  my  brother  and  sisters” ;  Benjamin  Bradstreet,  Dorothy 
Sargent,  Sarah  Tufts,  Anna  Moody  and  Betty  Johnson  (Essex 
Probate) . 

25-38.  Anna,  m.  7  Nov.,  1728,  Benjamin  Moody  of  Newbury;  d.  8  Jan.,  1780, 
aged  69  years,  6  mos.  (West  Newbury  Ch.  R.). 

25-39.  Betty,  b.  16  May,  1713;  m.  30  Aug.,  1731,  Rev.  William  Johnson  of 
Newbury,  where  she  d.  2  Aug.,  1756. 

25-12.  Nathaniel3  Bradstreet  (Capt.  Moses  25-7;  Humphrey 
25),  born  in  Ipswich;  baptized  in  Rowley,  14  Jan.,  1671-2;  married 
in  Rowley,  “octl689ober  the  sixteenth  day”  (  ?)  probably  1688,  Priscilla 
Carrell,  probably  daughter  of  Anthony  of  Topsfield.  He  was  a  soldier, 
and  died  in  the  Canada  Expedition,  1690.  Administration  granted  21 
Apr.,  1691,  to  his  widow,  Priscilla,  and  his  brother,  Moses.  Inventory 
taken  28  Sept.,  1691  (Essex  Probate,  304:  403). 

His  widow,  Priscilla,  married  (2)  Samuel  Todd  (203-9). 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

25-40.  Priscilla,4  b.  22  Sept.,  1689;  m.  Nehemiah  Jewett  (101-16). 

25-19.  Capt.  Jonathan3  Bradstreet  (Capt.  Moses  25-7;  Hum¬ 
phrey  25),  born  in  Ipswich;  baptized  in  Rowley,  22  June,  1690.  Josiah 
Wood  was  appointed  his  guardian,  6  May,  1700.  He  married  in  Row- 
ley,  7  Nov.,  1710,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Jonathan  Wheeler  (215-4).  His 
residence  was  in  that  part  of  Rowlejr  now  Georgetown.  “Capt.  Jona¬ 
than  Bradstreet  and  Sarah  his  wife  and  Dorcas  Bradstreet  wife  of  Sam¬ 
uel  dismissed  to  .Limenburg  whither  they  are  removed,  Apr.  15,  1739” 
(Rowley  Sec.  Ch.  R.).  He  died  in  Lunenburg,  22  May,  1757. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

25-41.  Samuel,4  b.  9  Aug.,  1711;  m.  9  Nov.,  1736,  Dorcas  Spofford  (184-34). 

Child  born  in  Rowley,  John, 5  b.  12  Sept.,  1737.  They  moved,  1739, 
to  Lunenburg,  where  they  had  ten  children  born. 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 


25-42.  Mary,  b.  5  May,  1714;  m.  David  Chaplin  (37-25). 

25-43.  Jonathan,  b.  11  Feb.,  1719-20. 

25-44.  Sarah,  b.  11  Jan.,  1726-7. 

25-26.  Moses4  Bradstreet  ( Moses  25-9;  Capt.  Moses  25-7;  Hum¬ 
phrey  25),  born  in  Ipswich;  baptized  in  Rowley,  27  Feb.,  1698;  married 
10  Nov.,  1720,  Abigail,  daughter  of  John  Lunt  (123).  She  died  11 
July,  1723.  He  married  (2)  (int.  14  Mar.,  1723-4)  Mary  Coburn  of 
Dracut.  He  died  15  Feb.,  1727,  aged  29  years  (G.  S.).  Administra¬ 
tion  granted  10  June,  1727,  to  his  widow,  Mary  (Essex  Probate,  316: 
363). 

Child  of  record  in  Eowley : 

25-45.  Abigail,5  bp.  15  Aug.,  1722;  m.  Moses  Jewett  (101-94). 

Born  in  Dracut : 

25-46.  Mary,  b.  22  July,  1725  ;  m.  (int.  5  Feb.,  1742-3)  Samuel  Colburn,  Jr., 
of  Dracut  (or  was  it  Widow  Mary?). 

25-29.  Lieut.  Nathaniel4  Bradstreet  ( Moses  25-9;  Capt.  Moses 
25-7;  Humphrey  25),  born  in  Ipswich;  baptized  in  Rowley,  18  Nov., 
1705;  married  in  Rowley,  19  Apr.,  1727,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Ezekiel 
Northern!  (132-6).  She  died  11  Apr.,  1739  (G.  S.). 

He  married  (2)  in  Ipswich,  15  Aug.,  1739,  Hannah,  daughter  of 
Thomas  Hammond  (75).  He  died,  in  Ipswich,  2  Dec.,  1752,  in  his 
48th  year  (G.  S.).  His  will,  dated  30  Nov.,  1752,  mentions  wife,  Han¬ 
nah,  who  is  to  have  “that  land  which  was  in  my  uncle  John’s  division”  ; 
son  Moses  to  have  the  homestead;  son  Nathaniel;  son  John;  daughters 
Elizabeth,  Mary,  Sarah  and  Hannah  (Essex  Probate,  331:  99). 

His  widow,  Hannah  (Rowley  R.  Sarah),  died  1  Apr.,  1792.  Her 
will,  dated  26  Oct.,  1787,  mentions  sons  Nathaniel  and  John;  daugh¬ 
ters  Mary  Pearson  and  Sarah  Coburn;  and  children  of  deceased  daugh¬ 
ter  Elizabeth  Plumer;  son-in-law  Nathan  Pearson  executor  (Essex 
Probate,  362:  67). 

Children  born  in  Ipswich,  also  of  record  in  Bowlev : 

25-47.  Moses,5  bp.  29  Jan.,  1727-8;  m.  Lucy  Pickard  (145-37). 

25-48.  John,  bp.  13  July,  1729  ;  d.  young. 

25-49.  Hannah,  bp.  9  Nov.,  1730  ;  d.  young. 

25-50.  Hannah,  b.  12  Nov.,  1731;  m.  (int.  in  Ipswich,  30  Mar.,  1751)  Bichard 
Shatswell  of  Ipswich ;  d.  in  Ipswich,  20  Sept.,  1807. 

25-51.  Nathaniel,  bp.  1  Sept.,  1734;  d.  young. 

25-52.  Ezekiel,  bp.  25  Oct.,  1735  ;  d.  young. 

25-53.  Nathaniel,  bp.  31  July,  1737  ;  d.  young. 

25-54.  Jane,  bp.  25  Feb.,  1738-9 ;  d.  young. 

25-55.  Nathaniel,  b.  17  July,  1741;  m.  Phebe  Jewett  (100-131). 

25-56.  Elizabeth,  bp.  25  Sept.,  1743  ;  m.  31  May,  1764,  Samuel  Plumer  of 
Newbury;  d.  in  Bowlev,  5  July,  1774. 

25-57.  John,  bp.  26  June,  1748  ;  m.  Judith  Hale  of  Newbury. 

25-58.  Mary,  bp.  24  June,  1750;  m.  Nathan  Pearson  (140-173). 

25-59.  Sarah,  bp.  1  Oct.,  1752  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  13  Dec.,  1781,  Samuel 
Coburn,  Jr.,  of  Dracut. 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 


39 


25-47.  Lieut.  Moses5  Bradstreet  {Lieut.  Nathaniel  25-29;  Moses 
25-9;  Capt.  Moses  25-7;  Humphrey  25),  born  in  Ipswich,  29  Jan., 
1727-8;  married  12  Dec.,  1749,  Lucy,  daughter  of  Jonathan  Pickard 
(145-12).  His  will  was  dated  22  July,  1811  (Essex  Probate).  He 
died  1  Nov.,  1811.  Rev.  soldier,  rank  of  Lieut.  (G-.  S.).  His  widow, 
Lucy,  died  9  June,  1816. 

Children  born  in  Ipswich,  also  of  record  in  Eowley : 

25-60.  Ezekiel, 6  b.  14  Aug.,  1750;  m.  Abigail  Pearson  (140-176). 

25-61.  Moses,  bp.  30  Sept.,  1753  ;  m.  Sarah  Mighill  (127-52). 

25-62.  Nathaniel,  bp.  5  Oct.,  1755  ;  d.  12  Oct.,  1755. 

25-63.  Nathaniel,  bp.  13  Feb.,  1757  ;  went  to  sea  when  about  twenty-one 
years  old  and  was  never  heard  from. 

25-64.  Lucy,  bp.  4  May,  1760;  m.  George  Todd  (203-115). 

25-65.  Hannah,  bp.  27  June,  1762  ;  m.  Daniel  Todd  (203-116). 

25-66.  Dorothy  (Dolly),  bp.  8  Sept.,  1765  ;  m.  2  Nov.,  1788,  Eev.  Moses 
Bradford;  d.  24  June,  1792  (G.  S.). 

25-67.  Jonathan,  bp.  10  Apr.,  1768  ;  not  mentioned  in  his  father’s  will. 

25-55.  Nathaniel5  Bradstreet  {Lieut.  Nathaniel  25-29;  Moses 
25-9;  Capt.  Moses  25-7;  Humphrey  25),  born  in  Ipswich,  17  July, 
1741;  married  7  Dec.,  1762,  Phebe,  daughter  of  Eliphalet  Jewett  (100- 
57);  died  27  Mar.,  1806  (Rowley  R.),  28  Mar.  (G.  S.).  His  will, 
dated  2  Jan.,  1804,  mentions  himself  as  of  Ipswich;  wife,  Phebe;  son 
Nathaniel,  who  is  executor  and  has  the  homestead ;  daughters  Mary 
Bradstreet,  Sarah  Bradstreet  and  Hannah  Bradstreet,  and  gives  $50 
each  to  “my  children  hereafter  named,”  David  Bradstreet,  Daniel  Brad¬ 
street,  Rev.  Nathan  Bradstreet,  Elizabeth  Jewett,  wife  of  Aaron  Jewett, 
and  Phebe  Cressey,  wife  of  John  Cressey  (Essex  Probate,  374:  72). 

His  homestead  was  in  Ipswich,  “joining  the  bounds  of  Rowley,”  now 
(1932)  the  residence  of  his  descendant,  John  E.  Bradstreet;  it  was 
formerly  owned  by  Thomas  Hammond  (75)  and  occupied  by  him  in 
the  later  years  of  his  life.  Widow  Phebe  died  18  Dec.,  1814  (1815, 
G.  S.). 

Children  born  in  Ipswich,  also  of  record  in  Eowley: 

25-68.  Elizabeth^  b.  9  Sept.,  1763  ;  m.  Aaron  Jewett  (101-139). 

25-69.  David,  b.  18  Sept.,  1765  ;  settled  in  Bridgton,  Me. ;  m.  there  21  Sept., 
1797,  Widow  Esther  Wentworth  of  Bridgton. 

25-70.  Daniel,  b.  9  Mar.,  1768  ;  settled  in  Bridgton,  Me. ;  m.  there  15  Nov., 
1799,  Betsey  Andrews  of  Bridgton. 

25-71.  Nathan,  b.  7  May,  1770;  Dart.  Coll.,  1791;  Congregational  Minister; 

m.  in  Charlestown,  Aug.,  1797,  Phebe  Dexter  of  Charlestown;  d. 
in  Westford,  29  June,  1827. 

25-72.  Phebe,  b.  31  Dec.,  1772  ;  m.  John  Cressey  (48-55). 

25-73.  Mary,  bp.  18  Feb.,  1776  ;  m.  James  Todd  (203-126). 

25-74.  Nathaniel,  bp.  2  May,  1779;  m.  23  Apr.,  1807,  Elizabeth  Jewett  (100- 
215).  She  d.  in  Ipswich,  30  June,  1827,  aged  51  years  (Eowley  E.). 
He  m.  (2)  29  Apr.,  1830,  Mrs.  Sally  Perley,  dau.  of  John  and  Han¬ 
nah  (Mighill  127-48)  Perley  of  Eowley.  She  d.  30  Sept.,  1859, 
aged  76  years.  He  d.  in  Ipswich,  2  July,  1844  (G.  S.  Eowley). 
Eesidence,  Ipswich  Village,  where  his  children  were  born. 


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25-75.  Sabah,  bp.  25  Nov.,  1781;  m.  John  Lambert  (112-57). 

25-76.  Hannah,  bp.  13  Mar.,  1785  ;  m.  12  Jane,  1823,  John  White  of  Rowley. 

25-57.  John5  Bradstreet  (Lieut.  Nathaniel  25-29;  Moses  25-9; 
Capt.  Moses  25-7;  Humphrey  25),  born  in  Ipswich;  baptized  in  Row- 
ley,  26  June,  1748;  married  in  Newbury,  14  Feb.,  1771,  Judith,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Benjamin  Hale,  of  Newbury.  His  home  was  the  farm  now 
(1932)  owned  and  occupied  by  heirs  of  Frank  P.  Todd.  It  was  in 
Ipswich,  annexed  to  Rowley  29  Nov.,  1785.  By  deed,  dated  8  Apr., 
1782,  he  sold  this  farm  to  John  Nelson  of  Pownalborough,  Maine 
(Essex  Deeds,  141:  91).  This  John  Nelson  (having  wife  Abigail)  sold 
the  farm,  29  Sept.,  1783,  to  Thomas  Gage  (69-35). 

John  Bradstreet,  with  his  family,  moved,  about  1782,  to  Maine  and 
was  later  residing  in  Palermo,  Maine.  Rev.  Paul  Coffin  travelled 
through  Maine  as  a  missionary  in  1796-7-8.  From  a  Journal  kept  by 
him  we  take  the  following : —  “Aug.  7,  Sheepscot  Ponds,  Palermo.  The 
largest  pond  is  Sheepscot  Great  Pond.  At  the  head  of  this  a  Mr.  John 
Bradstreet,  originally  from  Rowley,  lives.  He  owned  two  peninsulas 
of  70  acres  each  in  rich  interval  land,  before  his  door,  which  faced 
south.”  Rev.  soldier. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

25-77.  Sabah, «  bp.  2  Feb.,  1772. 

25-78.  Judith,  bp.  25  July,  1773. 

25-79.  Hannah,  bp.  5  Oct.,  1777. 

25-60.  Ezekiel6  Bradstreet  (Lieut.  Moses  25-47;  Lieut.  Nathan¬ 
iel  25-29;  Moses  25-9;  Capt.  Moses  25-7;  Humphrey  25),  born  in 
Ipswich,  14  Aug.,  1750;  married  12  Dec.,  1771,  Abigail,  daughter  of 
Jonathan  Pearson  (140-108).  She  died  23  Aug.,  1773  (G.  S.).  He 
married  (2)  in  Biddeford,  12  Jan.,  1775,  Jemima  Nason,  “both  of 
Biddeford”  (First  Congregational  Ch.,  Biddeford,  R.).  He,  then  of 
Gloucester,  married  (3)  in  Manchester,  Mass.,  20  Dec.,  1789,  Lydia 
Joint  of  Manchester  (Manchester  R.). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

25-80.  Abigail, 7  bp.  25  July,  1773  ;  d.  in  Rowley,  23  May,  1812 ;  unm.  Her 
will  is  dated  28  Feb.,  1812  (Essex  Probate  File,  3053). 

25-81.  Jemima,  twin,  bp.  3  May,  1778. 

25-82.  Sally,  twin,  bp.  3  May,  1778. 

25-61.  Moses6  Bradstreet  (Lieut.  Moses  25-47;  Lieut.  Nathaniel 
25-29;  Moses  25-9;  Capt.  Moses  25-7;  Humphrey  25),  born  in  Ipswich; 
baptized  in  Rowley,  30  Sept.,  1753;  married  in  Rowley,  26  Jan.,  1775, 
Sarah,  daughter  of  Capt.  Thomas  Mighill  (127-32).  He  died  23  Oct., 
1829.  Rev.  soldier.  She  died  8  Sept.,  1851. 

Children  born  in  Rowley  : 

25-83.  Dorothy!  (Dolly),  b.  5  Jan.,  1776;  m.  Richard  Cressey  (48-57). 
25-84.  Sarah,  b.  27  Mar.,  1777  ;  d.  10  Jan.,  1849  ;  unm. 

25-85.  Moses,  b.  1  Dec.,  1779  (1778,  P.  R.)  ;  m.  Mary  Kimball. 

25-86.  Lucy,  b.  21  Nov.,  1780;  m.  (int.  2  Mar.,  1805)  John  Saunders;  d.  8 
Jan.,  1843. 


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25-87.  Nathaniel,  b.  18  Dec.,  1782 ;  hi.  Charlotte  Bradford. 

25-88.  Hannah,  b.  6  May,  1786;  d.  1  Mar.,  1873  ;  unm. 

25-89.  Rachel,  b.  2  Nov.,  1788  (P.  R.)  ;  m.  20  Nov.,  1832,  Amos  Saunders; 
d.  17  June,  1843,  without  issue. 

25-90.  Thomas,  b.  10  Mar.,  1791 ;  d.  9  Oct.,  1793. 

25-91.  Irene,  b.  15  Feb.,  1793  ;  m.  17  Sept.,  1820,  Daniel  Hale ;  d.  31  Aug., 
1823,  without  issue  surviving. 

25-92.  Thomas,  b.  19  Feb.,  1795 ;  d.  27  June,  1800. 

25-85.  Moses7  Bradstreet  ( Moses  25-61;  Lieut.  Moses  25-47; 
Lieut.  Nathaniel  25-29;  Moses  25-9;  Capt.  Moses  25-7;  Humphrey 
25),  born  1  Dec.,  1779  (1778,  P.  B.)  ;  married  29  Nov.,  1808,  Mary 
Kimball  of  Andover;  died  11  May,  1846.  She  was  born  18  Oct.,  1785, 
and  died  19  Aug.,  1885. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

25-93.  Thomas,8  b.  20  June,  1810 ;  d.  10  July,  1813. 

25-94.  Paulina,  b.  7  Aug.,  1812;  m.  28  Apr.,  1842,  Oliver  Blackinton  of  Row- 
ley  ;  d.  14  Sept.,  1845. 

25-95.  Alfred  Kimball,  b.  4  Aug.,  1814;  m.  2  Dec.,  1847,  Rachel  Stickney 
(189-96)  ;  d.  20  Feb.,  1898  (G.  S.).  Descendants  in  male  line  now 
(1932)  living  in  Rowley. 

25-96.  Mary  Stevens,  b.  20  Dec.,  1816 ;  m.  1  May,  1851,  Oliver  Blackinton 
of  Rowley;  d.  6  July,  1890. 

25-97.  Thomas,  b.  19  Feb.,  1820;  m.  11  Jan.,  1878,  Louise  C.  Dowlin;  d. 

7  Jan.,  1907.  She  was  b.  in  Bradford,  N.  IJ.,  11  Nov.,  1841;  d.  7 
Apr.,  1930.  Their  son,  John  Dowling  b.  30  Apr.,  1879,  is  now 
(1932)  living  on  the  land  granted  by  the  Town  of  Ipswich  in  1635 
to  Humphrey  Bradstreet  (25). 

25-98.  Moses,  b.  20  Jan.,  1824;  m.  (int.  4  Aug.,  1857)  Sarah  T.  Hobbs;  d. 

15  May,  1889.  She  was  b.  in  North  Hampton,  N.  H.,  25  Nov.,  1837  ; 
d.  23  May,  1889. 

25-99.  Lucy  Pickard,  b.  22  Sept.,  1826  ;  m.  7  Sept.,  1854  ;  William  C.  Foster 
of  Rowley;  residence,  Rowley,  where  she  d.  21  Oct.,  1911.  He  d. 
31  Dec.,  1886. 

25-87.  Nathaniel7  Bradstreet  ( Moses  25-61;  Lieut.  Moses  25- 
47 ;  Lieut.  Nathaniel  25-29 ;  Moses  25-9 ;  Capt.  Moses  25-7 ;  Humphrey 
25),  born  18  Dec.,  1782;  married  25  Dec.,  1812,  Charlotte,  daughter 
of  Moses  and  Dolly  (Bradstreet  25-66)  Bradford;  died  26  Oct.,  1865. 
His  widow,  Charlotte,  died  20  Oct.,  1876. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

25-100.  Dolly  Bradford,8  b.  17  Mar.,  1814 ;  m.  20  Oct.,  1833,  Moses  Jellison 
of  Rowley;  d.  11  May,  1854. 

25-101.  Moses  Bradford,  b.  26  Dec.,  1816;  m.  in  Newbury,  3  Sept.,  1844, 
Susan  M.  Scott ;  d.  30  June,  1899.  She  d.  17  May,  1904. 

25-102.  Samuel  Newell,  b.  9  Aug.,  1819;  m.  three  times;  d.  11  Dec.,  1905  ; 
without  issue  surviving. 

25-103.  Elizabeth  Green,  b.  29  Jan.,  1822  ;  d.  21  Sept.,  1844 ;  unm. 

25-104.  Irene  Hale,  b.  6  May,  1824;  m.  24  Sept.,  1846,  Charles  R.  Julyn; 
residence,  Salem. 

25-105.  William  Nason,  b.  7  June,  1827;  d.  25  Sept.,  1905;  unm. 


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25-106.  James  Bradford,  b.  21  Feb.,  1830 ;  m.  25  Dec.,  1855,  Abby  Kimball ; 
residence,  Salem. 

25-107.  Sarah  Mighill,  b.  5  Nov.,  1834 ;  d.  in  Ipswich,  1  Mar.,  1914 ;  bur. 
in  Bowley;  unm. 


BRIDGES 

26.  Edmund1  Bridges  was  undoubtedly  the  Edmund  Bridges,  aged 
23,  who  came  in  the  ship  “James,”  John  May,  master,  from  London, 
13  July,  1635.  Where  he  resided  before  1639,  when  he  joined  Roger’s 
company  in  Rowley,  is  uncertain,  probably  in  Lynn.  In  Rowley  he  was 
a  blacksmith  and  had  an  acre  and  half  house  lot,  1643,  bounded  on  the 
north  side  by  the  cross  street,  the  east  end  by  the  high  street.  His 

wife  was  Alice - .  His  second  wife  was  Elizabeth  - who  died  in 

Ipswich,  31  Dec.,  1664.  He  married  in  Ipswich,  as  his  third  wife,  6 
Apr.,  1665,  Mary,  widow  of  Richard  Littlehale  of  Haverhill. 

He  sold  his  dwelling  house,  blacksmith’s  shop,  and  rights  to  Isaac 
Cousins  (46),  and  moved  to  Ipswich,  where  he  was  in  1644.  He  was 
about  46  years  old,  1658  (Ct.  R.).  He  died  in  Ipswich,  13  Jan.,  1684. 
His  will,  dated  6  Jan.,  1684,  mentions  wife,  Mary;  son  John  Bridges; 
son  Josiah  Bridges;  daughter  Faith  Bridges,  alias  Black;  daughter 
Bethiah  Bridges,  alias  Peabody;  daughter  Mary  Bridges  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate,  304:  123).  In  Rowley  his  name  appears  of  record  as  Edward 
Bridges.  His  widow,  Mary,  died  in  Ipswich,  24  Oct.,  1691. 

Child  born  in  Bowley : 

26-1.  Heritable,2  b.  26  :  1  mo.,  1640. 

Children  mentioned  in  father’s  will : 

26-2.  John. 

26-3.  Josiah. 

26-4.  Faith,  m.  Daniel  Black,  of  Boxford,  after  courtship  without  her 
parents’  consent  (Essex  Ct.  B.,  Sept.,  1660). 

26-5.  Bethiah,  m.  in  Topsfield,  26  Oct.,  1668,  Joseph  Peabody  of  Boxford. 

Born  in  Ipswich  : 

26-6.  Mary,  b.  14  Apr.,  1667. 


26-3.  Josiah2  Bridges  (Bridge)  ( Edmund  26)  was  in  Rowley 
with  his  wife,  Ruth,  a  short  time.  He  was  a  blacksmith.  He  was  born 
about  1650,  and  from  Ipswich  moved  to  Boxford,  thence  to  Rowley, 
1684,  and  soon  removed  to  Boxford,  where  he  had  children  born. 

Child  of  record  in  Bowley : 

26-7.  Anna, 3  b.  14  Apr.,  1684. 


BRIGHAM 

27.  Capt.  Sebastian1  Brigham  had  a  four-acre  house  lot  next  to 
Thomas  Barker,  1643;  was  Capt.  of  the  military  company,  with  John 
Remington  for  his  Lieut.,  1647;  several  times  representative.  His 

wife  was  Mary - .  He  sold  his  estate  in  Rowley  to  William  Hobson 

(89),  and  returned  to  England  with  his  family,  about  1652,  or  earlier. 


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Children  born  in  Rowley : 

27-1.  Sarah,2  b.  12:5  mo.  (July),  1640. 

27-2.  Elizabeth,  b.  7  :  4  mo.  (June),  1643. 

27-3.  Prudence,  b.  19:1  mo.  (Mar.),  1646. 

27-4.  Sebastian,  b.  2:5  mo.  (July),  1648. 

BROCK 

28.  Rev.  John  Brock,  Harvard  College,  1646:  assistant  to  Rev. 
Mr.  Rogers  from  1648  to  1650  (Gage).  “He  was  born  at  the  town 
of  Stradbrook,  in  the  county  of  Suffolk,  A.  D.  1620.  He  entred  upon 
the  work  of  the  evangelical  ministry  ;  first  at  Rowley,  and  then  at  the 
Isle  of  Sholes.  In  the  year  1662,  he  became  a  pastor  to  the  church 
at  Reading  where  he  died  June  18,  1688”  (Mather’s  Magnalia). 

BROCKLEBANK 

29.  Widow  Jane1  Brocklebank  came  from  Yorkshire  with  Mr. 
Rogers;  had  a  two-acre  house  lot  on  Wethersfield  Street,  1643,  denot¬ 
ing  her  to  be  of  good  estate.  She  was  buried  26  Dec.,  1668. 

Children  brought  from  England : 

29-1.  Samuel,2  b.  about  1628  ;  m.  Hannah  - . 

29-2.  John,  b.  about  1630;  m.  Sarah  Woodman. 

29-1.  Cart.  Samuel2  Brocklebank  ( Widow  Jane  29),  born  in 

England  about  1628;  married  18:  3  mo.  1652,  Hannah - ;  was  slain, 

in  King  Philip’s  War,  with  Wadsworth  at  Sudbury,  21  Apr.,  1676 
(18  Apr.  Rowley  R.).  He  was  a  selectman  soon  after  becoming  of 
age;  ordained  Deacon  of  Rowley  Church,  18  Feb.,  1665,  and  continued 
to  fill  important  offices  in  town  until  his  death. 

His  estate  was  divided  by  order  of  court,  26 :  7  mo.  1676,  as  fol¬ 
lows  :  “The  court  doth  order  the  distribution  of  the  estate  as  follow- 
eth :  to  Samuel  Brockenbank  40  eighthe  pounds  in  Lands  to  the  rest 
of  the  children  viz:  Joseph,  Hannah,  Elizabeth,  Mary  &  Sarah  &  Jane 
to  each  40  £  apeice  as  they  come  of  age  Joseph  to  have  his  portion  in 
Lands”  the  remainder  of  the  estate  to  the  widow.  Value  by  inventory 
£  442-lls.  Widow  Hannah  married  (2)  in  Newbury,  4  Mar.,  1678-9, 
Richard  Dole,  Sr.,  of  Newbury,  where  she  died  6  Sept.,  1690.  The 
names  of  the  sons-in-law  are  seen  in  an  agreement  dated  9  Oct.,  1701 
(Essex  Probate,  307:  401). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

29-3.  Samuel, 3  b.  28:9  mo.,  1653  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Platts  (148-3). 

29  -  4.  Francis,  b.  26  :  7  mo.,  1655  ;  bur.  22  July,  1660. 

29  -  5.  John,  bur.  4  July,  1660. 

29-6.  Hannah,  b.  28  Mar.,  1659;  m.  John  Stickney  (189-4). 

29-7.  Elizabeth,  b.  1661;  m.  John  Todd  (203-5). 

29  -  8.  Mary,  m.  in  Newbury,  13  Oct.,  1684,  Wm.  Dole  of  Newbury. 

29  -  9.  Sarah,  b.  29  :  8  mo.,  1666  ;  bur.  1 :  1  mo.,  1667. 


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29-10.  Sarah,  b.  7  July,  1668;  m.  3  Nov.,  1686,  Henry  Dole  of  Newbury;  m. 

(2)  29  Mar.,  1693,  Nathaniel  Coffin  of  Newbury,  where  she  d.  20 
Apr.,  1750. 

29-11.  Jane,  b.  31  Jan.,  1670-1 ;  m.  26  Jan.,  1692-3,  Abiel  Somerby  of 
Newbury. 

29-12.  Joseph,  b.  28  Nov.,  1674  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Barker  (13-22). 

29-2.  John2  Brocklebank  {Widow  Jane  29),  born  in  England 
about  1630;  married  26  Sept.,  1657,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Mr.  Archelaus 
Woodman  of  Newbury.  He  was  buried  5  Apr.,  1666.  His  will,  dated 
30  Nov.,  1665,  mentions  “my  prentise”,  John  Stevens;  “maid  servant”, 
Mary  Michil;  wife,  Sarah;  daughters  Elizabeth  and  Sarah;  “My  very 
loveing  and  tender  father-in-law”  Archelaus  Woodman;  brother  Samuel 
Brocklebank  (Essex  Probate). 

His  widow,  Sarah,  married  (2),  about  1667,  John  Adams  of  Ipswich 
(Rowley  “Book  of  Grants”  mentions  her  as  “Adams”).  She  died  in 
Ipswich,  31  May,  1676. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

29-13.  John,3  b.  26 :  5  mo.,  1658  ;  bur.  7  Aug.,  1660. 

29-14.  Elizabeth,  b.  20  Nov.,  1660. 

29-15.  Sarah,  b.  11  Sept.,  1664.  She  was  the  wife  of  James  Putnam  of 
Salem,  Feb.,  1692-3  (Essex  Deeds,  63:  39),  and  d.  25  Dec.,  1717 
(G.  S.  Danvers). 

29-3.  Dea.  Samuel3  Brocklebank  ( Capt .  Samuel  29-1;  Widovj 
Jane  29),  born  28:  9  mo.  1653;  married  22  Nov.,  1681,  Elizabeth, 
daughter  of  Samuel  Platts  (148).  He,  with  his  wife  and  others,  was 
dismissed,  13  Oct.,  1706,  from  Rowley  Church,  “In  ordr  to  their  Im- 
bodying  in  ch.  order  by  yms  at  Rowlbery  alias  Byfield”  (Ch.  R.).  He 
was  deacon  of  the  church  in  Byfield  Parish,  1714  (Essex  Deeds,  37: 
177). 

In  a  deed,  dated  7  Apr.,  1714,  he  conveys  land  to  his  son  John,  who 
must  pay  £60  “to  my  three  grandchildren  when  yy  come  to  age  or  mar¬ 
riage”;  viz.,  Sarah  Brocklebank,  Mary  Brocklebank  and  Martha  Brockle¬ 
bank,  each  £20  (Essex  Deeds,  37:  177). 

In  a  deed,  dated  18  Feb.,  1719-20,  he  conveys  land  to  his  son  Francis, 
who  must  pay  a  stated  sum  to  daughters  Elizabeth  Pingry  and  Hannah 
Nelson,  also  to  his  son  Samuel  Brocklebank’s  three  daughters,  Sarah, 
Mary  and  Martha  Brocklebank.  Son  Francis  is  to  live  with  his  parents 
and  care  for  them.  Son  John  Brocklebank  is  mentioned.  His  wife, 
Elizabeth,  signs  the  deed  (Essex  Deeds,  44:  73). 

His  home  was  in  Rowley,  Second  Parish,  now  Georgetown,  and  his 
descendants  now  (1932)  reside  there. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

29-16.  Samuel, 4  bp.  12  Nov.,  1682;  m.  Sarah  Plummer  (149-4). 

29-17.  Hannah,  b.  26  Aug.,  1684;  m.  Joseph  Nelson  (130-15). 

29-18.  John,  b.  10  Aug.,  1686  ;  m.  Ruth  Spofford  (184-22). 

29-19.  Sarah,  bp.  9  Sept.,  1688  ;  m.  Ephraim  Nelson  (130-25). 

29-20.  Francis,  twin,  b.  4  Dec.,  1694  ;  m.  Mary  Cheney. 

29-21.  Elizabeth,  twin,  b.  4  Dec.,  1694;  m.  Job  Pingree  (146-3). 


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29-12.  Joseph3  Brocklebank  ( Capt .  Samuel  29-1;  Widow  Jane 
29),  born  28  Nov.,  1674;  married  18  Feb.,  1701-2,  Elizabeth,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Nathaniel  Barker  (13-4).  She  died  21  Nov.,  1722.  He  died 
21  Apr.,  1748.  His  will,  dated  28  Jan.,  1739-40,  mentions  sons  Nathan 
and  Moses;  daughters  Elizabeth  Palmer  and  Mary  Brocklebank  (Essex 
Probate,  328:  11). 

Children  of  record  in  Eowlev : 

29-22.  Elizabeth, 4  b.  17  May,  1703  ;  m.  Francis  Palmer  (135-11). 

29-23.  Hannah,  d.  —  July,  1706. 

29-24.  Mary,  b.  27  Sept.,  1707 ;  d.  16  Mar.,  1766  ;  unm.  Her  will,  dated  16 
May,  1760,  mentions  brother  Nathan,  who  has  all  the  estate  and 
is  executor  (Essex  Probate,  345:  367). 

29-25.  Moses,  b.  9  Jan.,  1709-10;  d.  20  May.,  1753;  unm. 

29-26.  Nathan,  bp.  8  July,  1714;  m.  Anne  Palmer  (135-22). 

29-16.  Samuel4  Brocklebank  ( Dea .  Samuel  29-3;  Capt.  Samuel 
29-1;  Widow  Jane  29),  baptized  12  Nov.,  1682;  married  26  Mar., 
1706,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Benjamin  Plummer  (149)  ;  the  date  of  his 
death  is  not  recorded.  She  died  before  17  Dec.,  1722.  See  will  of 
Benjamin  Plummer  (149). 

Cnildren  born  in  Eowley : 

29-27.  Sarah, s  b.  15  June,  1706  ;  m.  Andrew  Sticlcney  (189-40). 

29-28.  Mary,  b.  13  Apr.,  1707. 

29-29.  Martha,  b.  5  Aug.,  1708;  m.  24  Mar.,  1728-9,  Jonathan  Tliorla  (Thur- 
low)  of  Newbury,  where  she  d.  26  June,  1758. 

29-18.  John4  Brocklebank  (Dea.  Samuel  29-3;  Capt.  Samuel 
29-1;  Widow  Jane  29),  born  10  Aug.,  1686;  married  22  Apr.,  1714, 
Ruth,  daughter  of  Samuel  Spofford  (184-4)  ;  died  8  Sept.,  1762.  She 
died  10  Nov.,  1777.  His  home  was  in  Rowley,  Second  Parish,  now 
Georgetown.  By  deed,  dated  3  June,  1747,  for  love  and  affection,  he 
conveys  to  his  son,  David  Brocklebank,  a  farm  of  sixty  acres  in  Second 
Parish,  Rowley  (Essex  Deeds,  110:  214). 

Children  born  in  Eowley : 

29-30.  Samuel, s  bp.  9  Jan.,  1714-5;  d.  soon  (Byfield  Ch.  E.). 

29-31.  John,  b.  4  July,  1717;  m.  Sarah  Tenney  (195-51). 

29-32.  Samuel,  bp.  3  Jan.,  1719-20 ;  d.  prob.  in  infancy. 

29-33.  Euth,  b.  1  Mar.  1721-2  ;  m.  16  Mar.,  1741-2,  John  Pillsbury. 

29-34.  David,  b.  4  Mar.,  1723-4 ;  m.  Sarah  Adams. 

29-35.  Nathan,  bp.  19  Dec.,  1725  ;  d.  prob.  in  infancy. 

29-36.  Sarah,  b.  12  Mar.,  1727-8;  m.  3  Aug1.,  1748,  John  Adams;  d.  10  Dec., 
1754. 

29-20.  Francis4  Brocklebank  (Dea.  Samuel  29-3;  Capt.  Samuel 
29-1;  Widow  Jane  29),  born  4  Dec.,  1694;  married  (int.  25  July, 
1719)  Mary,  daughter  of  Dea.  John  and  Mary  (Chute  39-1)  Cheney; 
died  21  Sept.,  1746. .  Administration  granted  24  Nov.,  1746,  to  his 
widow,  Mary  (Essex  Probate,  323:  241). 

His  widow,  Mary,  married  (2)  11  Dec.,  1747,  Job  Tyler,  and  died 


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6  Jan.,  1755.  The  estate  was  divided,  24  Mar.,  1755,  among  the  chil¬ 
dren,  viz.,  Elizabeth,  wife  of  Jeremiah  Burpee;  Mary,  wife  of  Job 
Spofford;  Martha  Brocklebank  and  Eunice  Brocklebank  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate,  333:  11). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

29-37.  Samuel,5  b.  19  Oct.,  1724;  d.  young-. 

29-38.  Elizabeth,  b.  28  July,  1726  ;  m.  Jeremiah  Burpee  (32-28). 

29-39.  Mary,  b.  16  Oct.,  1728;  m.  Job  Spofford  (184-47). 

29-40.  Francis,  bp.  15  Aug.,  1731;  d.  27  June,  1736  (G.  S.  Georgetown). 

29-41.  Samuel,  b.  4  July,  1733  ;  d.  23  June,  1736  (G.  S.  Georgetown). 

29-42.  Moses,  b.  29  July,  1735  ;  d.  27  June,  1736  (G.  S.  Georgetown). 

29-43.  Martha,  b.  10  May,  1737  ;  m.  Samuel  Burpee  (32-43). 

29-44.  Hannah,  b.  24  Mar.,  1738-9  ;  d.  22  Oct.,  1745. 

29-45.  Moses,  b.  19  July,  1741 ;  d.  28  Aug.,  1745. 

29-46.  Eunice,  b.  27  June,  1743;  m.  (int.  in  Lancaster,  21  June  1771)  Paul 
Gibbs  of  Westminster. 

29-26.  Nathan4  Brocklebank  {Joseph  29-12;  Capt.  Samuel  29- 
1;  Widow  Jane  29 ),  baptized  8  July,  1714;  married  28  Feb.,  1739-40, 
Anne,  daughter  of  Francis  Palmer  (135-11).  She  died,  his  widow, 
10  July,  1805.  By  deed,  dated  29  June,  1770,  he  sold  to  his  son,  Asa, 
his  homestead  on  Wethersfield  Street.  This  was  the  house  lot  regis¬ 
tered  to  Widow  Jane  Brocklebank  in  1643  (Essex  Deeds,  131:  244). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

29-47.  Sarah,5  b.  23  Dec.,  1740. 

29-48.  Elizabeth,  b.  24  Feb.,  1742-3  ;  d.  17  Sept.,  1747. 

29-49.  Asa,  b.  15  Aug.,  1745  ;  m.  Mary  How. 

29-50.  Elizabeth,  b.  30  June,  1748  ;  d.  7  May,  1767  ;  unm. 

29-51.  Lois,  twin,  b.  12  Feb.,  1750-1  ;  m.  Ezekiel  Bailey  (10-69). 

29-52.  Eunice,  twin,  b.  12  Feb.,  1750-1 ;  d.  12  Oct.,  1773  ;  unm. 

29-53.  Joseph,  b.  14  Aug.,  1753  ;  d.  22  Aug.,  1756. 

29-54.  Nathan,  twin,  b.  21  Dee.,  1756;  m.  Susannah  Hammond  (75-25). 
29-55.  Ann,  twin,  b.  21  Dec.,  1756  ;  d.  15  June,  1770. 

29-56.  Joseph,  bp.  21  Oct.,  1759;  m.  Mary  Ellsworth  (64-37). 

29-31.  John5  Brocklebank  ( John  29-18;  Dea.  Samuel  29-3; 
Capt.  Samuel  29-1;  Widow  Jane  29),  born  4  July,  1717;  married,  in 
Bradford,  1  June  1738,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Daniel  Tenney  (195-27); 
died  at  the  home  of  his  son,  in  New  London,  N.  H.,  1  June,  1795. 
Children  born  in  Rowley : 

29-57.  John,6  twin,  b.  31  Dec.,  1738  ;  m.  Sarah  Fowler. 

29-58.  Sarah,  twin,  b.  31  Dec.,  1738;  m.  28  Feb.,  1757,  Daniel  Emery  of 
Newbury. 

29-59.  Daniel,  b.  15  Oct.,  1740  ;  d.  30  Nov.,  1740. 

29-60.  Samuel,  b.  19  Dec.,  1741 ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  8  Nov.,  1764,  Jane  Dickin¬ 
son  (54-65).  He  was  of  New  London,  N.  H.,  in  1790  (U.  S.  Census.) 

29-61.  Phebe,  b.  27  July,  1743 ;  m.  17  Mar.,  1763,  Thomas  Pike  of  Newbury. 

29-62.  Daniel,  b.  2  Feb.,  1745-6 ;  m.  Hannah  - .  She  d.  14  Feb.,  1772,  in 

her  20th  year.  He  m.  (2)  26  May,  1776,  Sarah  Pillsbury.  He  was 
of  Salisbury,  N.  H.,  in  1790.  Rev.  soldier. 


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47 


29-63.  James,  b.  16  Nov.,  1747;  d.  22  Sept.,  1753. 

29-64.  Priscilla,  b.  6  Dec.,  1748;  d.  16  Sept.,  1753. 

29-65.  Thomas,  b.  12  July,  1750 ;  d.  17  Sept.,  1753. 

29-66.  Elizabeth,  b.  26  Apr.,  1753  ;  d.  22  Feb.,  1756. 

29-67.  James,  b.  29  Apr.,  1755  (Hist.  Sutton,  N.  H.)  ;  m.  (int.  12  Dec.,  1776) 
Sarah  Adams.  He  was  of  New  London,  N.  H.,  1790  (U.  S.  Census). 
Two  children  recorded  in  Rowley,  a  dau.  d.  23  May,  1778,  aged  3 
mos. ;  a  dau.  d.  14  Jan.,  1781,  aged  1  w~eek. 

29-68.  Thomas,  b.  18  Apr.,  1761 ;  d.  8  Dec.,  1762. 

It  is  probable  that  Molly  Brocklebank  who  m.  4  Mar.,  1776,  Corp. 
John  Adams,  and  resided  in  New  London,  N.  H.,  wTas  dau.  of  John 
Brocklebank  (29-31).  She  d.  in  New  London,  27  July,  1840,  aged 
82  years. 

29-34.  David5  Brocklebank  ( John  29-18;  Dea.  Samuel  29-3; 
Capt.  Samuel  29-1;  Widow  Jane  29),  born  4  Mar.,  1723-4;  married 
17  May,  1749,  Sarah  Adams.  He  had  a  second  wife  named  Hannah, 
unless  the  name  Sarah  is  a  mistake.  He  died  31  May,  1756.  Adminis¬ 
tration  granted  5  July,  1756,  to  his  widow,  Hannah.  Her  account  was 
filed  27  Apr.,  1767,  and  the  estate  was  then  distributed;  to  widow 
Hannah  £14-18s-3d-3f,  being  one  third;  to  eldest  son,  Job  Brocklebank, 
one  third;  to  Mehitabel  and  Buth,  daughters,  one  third  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate,  343:  480). 

By  deed,  dated  14  Nov.,  1788,  Daniel  Perkins  of  Rowley,  and  Mehi- 
table,  his  wife,  convey  to  Job  Brocklebank  of  Rowley,  all  their  interest 
in  the  estate  of  “our  honoured  Father  David  Brocklebank  including 
the  dower  of  the  widow  Hannah  of  the  said  David  Brocklebank,  lately 
deceased”  (Essex  Deeds,  162:  145). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

29-69.  Mehitable,®  b.  11  Feb.,  1749-50;  m.  (int.  15  Oct.,  1788)  Daniel  Per¬ 
kins. 

29-70.  Ruth,  b.  5  Jan.,  1752;  d.  10  Feb.,  1825;  unm. 

29-71.  Job,  b.  8  June,  1755  ;  m.  Mercy  Brocklebank  (29-77). 

29-49.  Asa5  Brocklebank  ( Nathan  29-26;  Joseph  29-12;  Capt. 
Samuel  29-1;  Widow  Jane  29),  born  15  Aug.,  1745;  married  in 
Ipswich  16  Apr.,  1771,  Mary  How  of  Ipswich.  They  moved  to  Rinclge, 
N.  H.,  in  1773,  and  had  children  born  there.  By  deed,  dated  21  Apr., 
1773,  he  sold  his  homestead  on  Wethersfield  Street  in  Rowley  to  Jere¬ 
miah  Mighill  (127-33)  (Essex  Deeds,  131:  244).  His  widow,  Mary, 
probably  died  in  Lancaster,  30  July,  1838,  aged  85  years. 

Child  of  record  in  Rowley : 

29-72.  Asa, 6  b.  30  Jan.,  1773  ;  prob.  d.  in  Lancaster,  1831. 

29-54.  Nathan5  Brocklebank  ( Nathan  29-26;  Joseph  29-12; 
Capt.  Samuel  29-1;  Widow  Jane  29),  born  21  Dec.,  1756;  married  14 
Oct.,  1784,  Susannah,  daughter  of  David  Hammond  (75-10).  She 
died  23  July,  1820.  He  died  4  Feb.,  1826.  Rev.  soldier. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

29-73.  John, e  b.  5  Sept.,  1786 ;  d.  25  Dec.,  1814 ;  unm. 

29-74.  Nathan,  b.  7  May,  1789  ;  d.  23  Dec.,  1861 ;  unm. 


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29-56.  Joseph5  Brocklebank  ( Nathan  29-26;  Joseph  29-12; 
Capt.  Samuel  29-1;  Widow  Jane  29),  baptized  21  Oct.,  1759;  married 
30  Apr.,  1784,  Mary,  daughter  of  Nathaniel  Ellsworth  (64-11). 

They  moved  to  Bridgton,  Me.,  about  1788,  where  the  births  of  their 
five  children  are  recorded,  and  where  he  died  25  Dec.,  1837.  Rev. 
soldier. 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

29-75.  Joseph, 6  b.  31  Aug.,  1785. 

29-57.  John6  Brocklebank  ( John  29-31;  John  29-18;  Dea. 
Samuel  29-3;  Capt.  Samuel  29-1;  Widow  Jane  29),  born  31  Dec., 
1738;  married  in  Ipswich,  25  Dec.,  1764,  Sarah  Fowler  of  Ipswich. 
She  died  2  June,  1823,  aged  78  years.  He  died  21  Jan.,  1819  (G.  S. 
Georgetown).  Rev.  soldier. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

29-76.  Betty, 7  b.  27  Oct.,  1765  ;  m.  8  May,  1784,  Samuel  Norris  of  Amherst, 
N.  H. 

29-77.  Mercy,  b.  28  Aug.,  1768;  m.  Job  Brocklebank  (29-71). 

29-78.  Hannah,  b.  18  Feb.,  1772;  m.  (int.  4  Mar.,  1795)  Benjamin  Hardy 
of  Bradford ;  d.  8  May,  1866. 

29-79.  Sally  (Sarah),  b.  4  Oct.,  1774;  m.  Enoch  Harriman  (78-63). 

29-80.  Phebe,  b.  6  July,  1777;  m.  Moses  Nelson  (130-141). 

29-81.  John,  b.  5  Sept.,  1784;  m.  Nancy  Poor  Harriman. 

29-82.  Samuel,  b.  19  Dec.,  1788  ;  m.  Mehitable  Emerson. 

29-71.  Job6  Brocklebank  ( David  29-34;  John  29-18;  Dea.  Sam¬ 
uel  29-3;  Capt.  Samuel  29-1;  Widow  Jane  29),  born  8  June,  1755; 
married  (int.  18  Oct.,  1788)  Mercy,  daughter  of  John  Brocklebank 
(29-57).  She  died  29  June,  1821.  He  died  11  Sept.,  1824.  Rev. 
soldier,  pensioner  of  U.  S. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

29-83.  David, 7  b.  15  Aug.,  1789  ;  m.  Sophia  Andrews. 

29-84.  Hannah,  b.  28  Sept.,  1791;  d.  11  July,  1824;  unm. 

29-85.  Moses,  b.  25  May,  1794;  d.  11  Sept.,  1798. 

29-86.  Moses  Spofford,  b.  26  Mar.,  1808  ;  m.  Hannah  C.  Brown. 

29-81.  Col.  John7  Brocklebank  ( John  29-57;  John  29-31;  John 
29-18;  Dea.  Samuel  29-3;  Capt.  Samuel  29-1;  Widow  Jane  29),  born 
5  Sept.,  1784;  married  in  Boxford,  25  Oct.,  1807,  Nancy  Poor  Harri- 
man  of  Boxford.  They  moved  to  Ipswich,  about  1830,  where  he  was 
superintendent  of  the  almshouse  for  many  years.  They  returned  to 
Georgetown,  where  he  died  7  June,  1868.  She  died  1  Apr.,  1872,  aged 
84  j^ears  (G.  S.  Georgetown) . 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

29-87.  Clarissa, s  b.  30  Sept.,  1808 ;  d.  2  July,  1826  ;  unm. 

29-88.  John  Fowler,  b.  11  Oct.,  1810  ;  m.  4  Apr.,  1833,  Hannah  L.  Kimball 
of  Ipswich. 

Jeremiah,  b.  10  Mar.,  1813  ;  d.  25  July,  1816. 


29-89. 


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49 


29-90.  Lucy  Ann,  b.  16  June,  1815  (30  June  chip.)  ;  m.  2  Dec.,  1832,  Charles 
Davis. 

29-91.  Jeremiah,  b.  9  June,  1818  ;  d.  in  Ipswich,  1  Dec.,  1906. 

29-92.  Mary  Jane,  b.  22  Jan.,  1821. 

29-93.  Preston  Lincoln,  b.  26  Apr.,  1823. 

29-94.  Clarissa  Maria,  b.  22  July,  1825. 

29-82.  Samuel7  Brocklebank  ( John  29-57;  John  29-31;  John 
29-18;  I)ea.  Samuel  29-3;  Capt.  Samuel  29-1;  Widow  Jane  29),  born 
19  Dec.,  1788;  married  (int.  21  Aug.,  1810)  Mehitable  Emerson.  She 
died  14  Nov.,  1863,  aged  79  years,  10  months,  4  days  (G.  S.  George¬ 
town).  He  died  in  Danbury,  N.  H.,  1876  (Georgetown  R.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

29  -  95.  Samuel  Hubbard,8  b.  20  Aug*.,  1811 ;  m.  15  Nov.,  1831,  Louisa  C.  Wil- 
martli ;  residence,  Georgetown,  where  he  d.  22  July,  1880,  and 
she  d.  17  Apr.,  1883,  aged  73  years,  9  mos. 

29  -  96.  Sarah  Gould,  b.  23  Oct.,  1813. 

29  -  97.  Betsey  Emerson,  b.  6  July,  1817. 

29  -  9S.  An  infant,  d.  28  Dec.,  1820,  aged  three  weeks. 

29  -  99.  An  infant  dau.,  d.  21  Mar.,  1825,  aged  1  year. 

29-100.  Martha  Marta,  b.  14  Feb.,  1828. 

29-83.  David7  Brocklebank  ( Job  29-71;  David  29-34;  John  29- 
18;  Dea.  Samuel  29-3;  Capt.  Samuel  29-1;  Widow  Jane  29),  born  15 
Aug.,  1789;  married  5  Oct.,  1819,  Sophia  Andrews.  She  died  3  Jan., 
1824,  aged  25  years.  He  married  (2)  1  Nov.,  1826,  Clarissa,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Enoch  Floyd  of  Newbury.  He  died  in  Georgetown,  30  July, 
1859.  She  died  15  Jan.,  1873. 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

29-101.  An  infant,8  twin,  b.  30  May,  1827  ;  d.  soon. 

29-102.  An  infant,  twin,  b.  30  May,  1827  ;  cl.  soon. 

29-103.  Hannah  Matilda,  b.  9  Sept.,  1828;  m.  John  T.  Hills  of  Georgetown. 

29-104.  David,  b.  19  May,  1836  ;  m.  5  Aug.,  1862,  Martha  Haseltine  Chapman 
of  Rowley. 

29-86.  Moses  Spofford7  Brocklebank  ( Job  29-71;  David  29-34; 
John  29-18;  Dea.  Samuel  29-3;  Capt.  Samuel  29-1;  Widow  Jane  29), 
born  26  Mar.,  1808;  married  13  Sept.,  1832,  Hannah  C.  Brown;  died 
in  Georgetown,  7  Oct.,  1865. 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

29-105.  Lauri  Ann,8  b,  30  May,  1836 ;  m.  Jophanus  Adams  of  Georgetown. 

BROWNE  BROWN 

30.  Charles1  Browne  married,  14 :  8  mo.  1647,  Mary,  daughter 
of  William  Acy  (2)  (Essex  Deeds,  5  Ips. :  302).  She  was  buried  12 
Dec.,  1683.  He  was  a  member  of  Rowley  Church,  before  1665,  and 
was  buried  16  Dec.,  1687.*  His  will,  dated  20  Dec.,  1687,*  proved  14 
Sept.,  1687,*  mentions  father  Acy  as  then  alive;  brother  John  Acy; 

*  These  three  dates  appear  of  record  as  given  above. 


50  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

eldest  son,  Beriah;  granddaughter  Sarah  Brown,  a  minor  who  had  a 
legacy  left  her  by  son  Gershom  Brown,  deceased;  sons  William,  John, 
Samuel,  Ebenezer,  Nathaniel,  and  Joseph  who  is  under  age.  Sons 
John,  Nathaniel  and  Ebenezer  named  executors  (Essex  Probate,  302  : 
172).  The  inventory  of  his  estate  was  taken  12  Mar.,  1687-8  (Essex 
Probate,  302:  173).  He  may  have  married  before  1647,  and  his  first 
wife  may  have  been  daughter  of  Francis  Lambert  (112)  and  the  mother 
of  his  children  Gershom  and  Mary,  who  were  probably  born  before  he 
came  to  Rowley.  See  will  of  Gershom  Lambert  (112-5). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

30-1.  Gershom,2  bur.  5  Dec.,  1683.  His  will,  dated  1  Dec.,  1683,  mentions 
brother  Nathaniel  to  have  half  his  farm,  and  his  mother  to  have 
the  other  half ;  cousin  Sarah  to  be  brought  up  by  testator’s  mother ; 
brothers  John,  Samuel,  Ebenezer,  William  and  Joseph ;  sister  Mary 
Brown ;  uncle  John  Acy ;  father  Brown  and  brother  John  to  be 
executors  (Essex  Probate) . 

30-2.  Mary,  bur.  9  Dec.,  1683.  Called  “cousin”  in  will  of  Gershom  Lambert 
(112-5). 

30-3.  Beriah,  b.  8  :  5  mo.,  1648;  m.  Sarah  Harris  (79-6). 

30-4.  William,  b.  11 :  10  mo.,  1651 ;  “died  in  the  Canada  voyage,”  1690.  The 

inventory  of  his  estate,  taken  15  Apr.,  1691,  was  presented  to  court, 
22  Apr.,  1691,  by  his  brother,  John  Browne,  admr.  (Essex  Probate). 
30-5.  John,  b.  5  :  12  mo.,  1653  ;  m.  Abigail  Browne. 

30-6.  Samuel,  b.  5  :  12  mo.,  1655  ;  was  in  the  Canada  voyage,  1690.  His 

brothers,  John,  Nathaniel  and  Ebenezer,  petitioned  to  have  John 

Staniford  appointed  admr.,  11  Oct.,  1693  (Essex  Probate). 

30-7.  Ebenezer,  b.  14  Sept.,  1658  ;  m.  29  July,  1698,  Mary  Jewett  (102-4). 

He  m.  (2)  (int.  7  Apr.,  1722)  Mehitable  Hovey,  a  widow  of  Ipswich. 
His  will,  dated  30  Mar.,  proved  17  Apr.,  1733,  mentions  himself  as 
of  Rowley.  He  gives  his  wife,  Mehitable,  half  his  real  estate  and 
all  his  personal  property ;  to  his  kinsman,  Abraham  Browne,  son  of 
his  brother,  John  Browne,  deceased,  the  remainder.  He  owned 
land  in  Rowley,  Newbury,  and  Bradford  (Essex  Probate,  331:  171). 
His  widow,  Mehitable,  m.  (3)  (int.  23  June,  1733)  Lieut.  Jacob 
Perley  of  Boxford. 

30-8.  Nathaniel,  b.  20  May,  1660  ;  m.  Mary  Wheeler. 

30-9.  Joseph,  b.  29  June,  1668;  prob.  d.  before  1690;  unm. 

30-3.  Beriah2  Browne  ( Charles  30),  born  8:  5  mo.  (July), 
1648;  married  6  Jan.,  1673-4,  Sarah,  daughter  of  John  Harris  (79). 

In  the  will  of  his  father,  Charles  Browne,  1687,  he  is  mentioned  in 
words  following :  “I  give  to  my  eldest  son  Briah  Browne  twenty-four 
pounds  in  some  good  pay.”  In  the  same  will  his  brothers  are  given 
land.  No  after  mention  of  him  nor  of  his  wife  is  found  of  record  in 
Essex  Co.,  save  only  in  the  will  of  his  grandfather  Acy  as  given  below. 
He  moved  to  Kingston,  R.  I.,  and  there  married  (2)  1685,  Abigail, 
daughter  of  Alexander  and  Abigail  (Sewall)  Phenix  of  Kingston.  He 

married  (3)  Eleanor - .  He  died  in  Kingston  and  was  buried  20 

Eeb.,  1717,  during  a  snow  storm.  Administration  granted  to  his  oldest 
son,  Alexander  Brown. 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

30-10.  Sarah, 3  bp.  4  Nov.,  1677,  the  record  is  as  follows:  “1677  Br.  Brown 


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grandchild  dangh.  Sarah  Novemb.  4.”  In  the  will  of  her  uncle, 
Gershom  Browne,  1683,  she  is  mentioned  as  follows :  “I  doe  give 
unto  my  Cousen  Sarah  ten  pounds  of  that  pay  that  is  in  Thomas 
Pallmers  hand,  and  my  will  is  that  the  saide  ten  pounds  shall  be 
in  my  mothers  hand  for  the  bringing  of  her  up,  and  that  at  the 
age  of  twenty  and  one  years  or  at  the  Day  of  her  marriage  which 
shall  first  happen  the  said  ten  pounds  be  payd  her.” 

In  a  deed  of  her  grandfather  John  Harris  (79),  to  his  son 
Timothy,  dated  27  July,  1682,  Timothy  is  required  to  pay  or  cause 
to  be  paid  “Ten  pounds  in  cattle  unto  my  Grandchild  Sarah 
Browne  in  Rowley,  to  be  payd  at  the  age  of  twenty  years,  she 
giving  seasonable  warning,  Provided  she  be  not  married  before, 
wch  if  she  be  shall  be  payd  within  one  yeare  after  her  marriage, 
if  she  demand  it”  (Essex  Deeds,  4  Ips. :  459). 

In  the  will  of  her  grandfather  Charles  Browne  (30),  1687,  she 
is  mentioned  as  follows :  “I  give  to  my  granddaughter  Sarah 
Browne  a  legacy  given  by  my  son  Gershom  to  her  &  left  in  my 
hands  my  will  is  that  my  executors  pay  it  to  her  in  one  half 
corne  &  the  other  half  cattle  when  she  comes  to  y®  age  of  twenty- 
one  years  or  do  marry.” 

In  the  will  of  her  great  grandfather  William  Acy  (2),  1689,  she 
is  mentioned  as  follows :  “I  give  to  my  grandchild,  Beriah  Brown’s 
daughter  Sarah  Brown  fourty  shillings  in  Money.”  Ho  after 
mention  of  her  is  found  of  record  in  Rowley.  It  is  probable  she 
joined  her  father  in  Rhode  Island. 

Children  born  in  North  Kingston,  R.  I. : 

30-11.  Alexander,  eldest  son ;  d.  1758  ;  had  seven  children,  among  them 
Beriah  and  Ebenezer  (Austin). 

30-12.  Charles,  d.  1751 ;  left  three  sons,  Alexander,  Charles  and  John 
(Austin) . 

30-13.  Mary,  m.  in  Rhode  Island,  18  Mar.,  1703,  Joseph  Carpenter  (Austin). 

30-5.  John2  Browne  ( Charles  30),  born  5:  12  mo.  1653;  married 
31  Aug.,  1685,  Abigail  Browne.  He  was  executor  of  the  will  of  his 
grandfather  William  Acy,  1690,  and  died  before  July,  1722. 

By  deed,  dated  6  July,  1722,  Samuel  Browne  of  Rowley  bought  all 
the  right  his  sister,  Hannah  Browne  of  Rowley,  had  in  the  real  estate 
of  their  father,  John  Browne,  late  of  Rowley,  deceased  (Essex  Deeds, 
41:  63).  Samuel  also  bought  the  right  of  his  brother,  Joseph  Brown 
of  Boston,  “joiner,”  in  the  real  estate  of  their  father,  John  Browne, 
deceased,  15  Sept.,  1722.  Johanna,  wife  of  Joseph,  signs  the  deed 
(Essex  Deeds,  41:  64). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

30-14.  Samuel, 3  b.  20  July,  1686  ;  d.  21  Sept.,  1692. 

30-15.  Abigail,  b.  5  June,  1688. 

30-16.  Mary",  bp.  13  July,  1690. 

30-17.  Martha,  b.  29  July,  1692  ;  d.  27  Sept.,  1692. 

30-18.  Samuel,  b.  11  Feb.,  1693-4  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Wheeler. 

30-19.  John,  b.  9  Mar.,  1695-6. 

30-20.  Joseph,  b.  5  May,  1698  ;  m.  in  Boston,  22  Sept.,  1719,  Johanna  Willis; 

d.  in  Boston,  2  Mar.,  1723. 

30-21.  Hannah,  b.  22  Aug.,  1700 ;  living,  1722. 

30-22.  James,  b.  10  Mar.,  1702-3  ;  d.  12  Mar.,  1723  ;  unm. 


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30-23.  Abraham,  b.  27  June,  1705;  m,  Mary  Searle  (170-8). 

30-24.  Benjamin,  b.  24  Sept.,  1708. 

30-8.  Nathaniel2  Browne  ( Charles  30),  born  20  May,  1660; 
married  4  June,  1685,  Mary  Wheeler.  He  sold  his  homestead  in  Row- 
ley  to  Jonathan  Wheeler  of  Newbury,  29  June,  1707  (Essex  Deeds, 
31:  225).  He  was  of  Groton,  Conn.,  and  ‘date  of  Rowley,”  8  Jan., 
1707-8  (Essex  Deeds,  25:  85).  They  were  dismissed,  29  June,  1707, 
from  Rowley  Church  to  Groton  (Ch.  R.). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

30-25.  Gershom,^  b.  20  Mar.,  1685-6. 

30-26.  Nathaniel,  b.  15  May,  1688  ;  d.  1689. 

30-27.  Nathaniel,  bp.  Sept.,  1690. 

30-28.  Mary,  bp.  30  Oct.,  1692  ;  d.  soon. 

30-29.  Mary,  b.  19  Jan.,  1693-4. 

30-30.  Martha,  b.  12  Oct.,  1695. 

30-31.  Sarah,  bp.  6  June,  1697  ;  d.  7  Apr.,  1699. 

30-32.  Benjamin,  b.  13  Nov.,  1698. 

30-33.  Sarah,  bp.  8  Sept.,  1700. 

30-34.  Mehitable,  b.  26  Apr.,  1702. 

30-35.  Ruth,  bp.  12  Sept.,  1703. 

30-36.  William,  bp.  14  Oct.,  1705. 

30-18.  Samuel3  Browne  ( John  30-5;  Charles  30),  born  11  Feb., 
1693-4;  married  in  Salisbury,  17  May,  1716,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of 
Josiah  Wheeler  of  Salisbury,  where  she  was  born  12  July,  1695.  He 
moved,  1729,  to  Littleton,  where  he  had  children  born  (Hist,  of  Hollis, 
N.  H.). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

30-37.  John, 4  b.  5  Apr.,  1717 ;  d.  soon. 

30-38.  Mary,  b.  15  May,  1718. 

30-39.  Josiah,  b.  3  May,  1720. 

30-40.  John,  bp.  29  Mar.,  1724  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  in  Rowley,  9  Apr.,  1761, 
Martha  Jewett  (100-112).  He  was  then  of  Monson. 

30-41.  Hannah,  bp.  26  Nov.,  1727  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

30-23.  Abraham3  Browne  ( John  30-5;  Charles  30),  born  27  June, 
1705;  married  Mary,  daughter  of  John  Searle  (170-3);  died  27  Apr., 
1776  (Byfield  Ch.  R.).  His  will,  dated  15  Nov.,  1769,  mentions  wife, 
Mary;  daughter  Mary  Pettingill;  daughter  Hannah  Browne  as  “weak 
of  body”;  daughter  Elizabeth,  a  minor;  children  of  daughter  Abigail 
Pearson,  deceased;  sons  Benjamin  Browne  and  Joseph  Browne  to  be 
executors  (Essex  Probate,  352:  17).  His  widow,  Mary,  died  —  Mar., 
1798,  aged  84  years  (Byfield  Ch.  R.).  His  home  in  Rowley  was  in 
Byfield  Parish. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

30-42.  Abigail,4  bp.  17  Dec.,  1732  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  Paul  Pearson 
(140-94). 

30-43.  Mary,  bp.  16  Feb.,  1734-5  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  d.  soon. 


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30-44.  John,  d.  1  Oct-,  1753  (Byfield  Ch.  B.). 

30-45.  Mary,  b.  26  Apr.,  1741;  m.  (int.  22  Aug.,  1765)  Joseph  Pettingill  of 
Newbury. 

30-46.  Hannah,  b.  10  Nov.,  1743 ;  d.  19  Sept.,  1802 ;  unm. 

30-47.  Benjamin,  b.  28  Feb.,  1745-6;  m.  Sarah  Pillsbury. 

30-48.  Joseph,  b.  25  May,  1750  ;  m.  Lydia  Poor. 

30-49.  Elizabeth,  b.  30  May,  1755;  m.  in  Newbury,  22  Feb.,  1781,  James 
Barker  of  Bradford. 

30-47.  Benjamin4  Browne  ( Abraham  30-23;  John  30-5;  Charles 
30),  born  28  Feb.,  1745-6;  married  in  Newbury,  13  Nov.,  1768,  Sarah 
Pillsbury  of  Newbury.  He  sold  his  homestead,  in  Bowley,  to  his  son 
Abraham,  in  1798,  and  moved  to  Warren,  N.  H.,  where  he  died  1828. 

Children  (family  tradition)  : 

30-50.  Sarah  (Sally)  A  m.  in  Newbury,  1  Jan.,  1793,  Asa  Low  of  Newbury. 
30-51.  Abraham,  m.  Hannah  Pillsbury. 

30-52.  Mary  (Polly),  m.  (int.  8  Aug.,  1792)  Ephraim  Noyes  of  Newbury. 
30-53.  Obadiah. 

30-54.  Tristram,  m.  28  Oct.,  1799,  Hannah  Currier.  He,  of  Warren,  N.  H., 
d.  in  Georgetown,  3  Oct.,  1840,  aged  63  years  (Georgetown  K.). 

30-55.  Frederick. 

30-56.  Benjamin. 

30-57.  Martha  (Patty). 

30-58.  Sophia. 

30-59.  Hannah. 

30-48.  Joseph4  Browne  (Abraham  30-23;  John  30-5;  Charles  30), 
born  25  May,  1750;  married  19  Apr.,  1770,  Lydia,  daughter  of  Amos 
Poor  of  Newbury,  where  she  was  born,  22  Dec.,  1749.  He  married 
(2)  30  June,  1814,  Widow  Emme  Cary,  or  Carey,  and  died  4  June, 
1836;  Rev.  soldier,  pensioner  TJ.  S.  She  died  7  Sept.,  1841,  aged  77 
years  (Newburyport  R.). 

Child  born  in  Newbury : 

30-60.  John, s  b.  1  Sept.,  1770;  settled  in  Chester,  N.  H.  (?). 

Children  born  in  Bowley  (Byfield  Ch.  B.)  : 

30-61.  Caleb,  b.  12  Apr.,  1772  ;  m.  Sarah  Webster. 

30-62.  Thomas,  bp.  16  July,  1775  ;  settled  in  Townsend,  Vt. 

30-63.  Lydia,  bp.  27  Apr.,  1777  ;  m.  4  Sept.,  1803,  John  Longfellow. 

30-64.  Eliphalet,  b.  18  Jan.,  1780  ;  settled  in  Boston. 

30-65.  A  son,  d.  7  Mar.,  1783. 

30-66.  Sally,  bp.  30  May,  1786  ;  m.  2  June,  1803,  Ezekiel  Whicher. 

30-67.  Polly,  bp.  11  Jan.,  1789  ;  m.  Thomas  Noyes  of  Newbury. 

30-68.  Elizabeth,  bp.  1  May,  1791;  m.  12  Jan.,  1814,  Person  Kenney. 

30-69.  Achsah,  bp.  May,  1793 ;  m.  28  Mar.,  1811,  Dudley  Heath  of  New¬ 
bury. 

30-51.  Abraham5  Browne  ( Benjamin  30-47;  Abraham  30-23; 
John  30-5;  Charles  30),  married  in  Newbury,  18  June,  1793,  Hannah, 
daughter  of  Moses  and  Sarah  (Hale)  Pillsbury  of  Newbury.  She  was 


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born  in  Newbury,  6  June,  1772.  They  moved  to  Newburyport  in  1800 
and  he  died  there  3  July,  1800.  His  widow,  Hannah,  married  (2)  in 
Newbury,  12  June,  1816,  Capt.  William  Colman  of  Boscawen,  N.  H., 
as  his  third  wife,  and  died  in  West  Newbury,  5  Aug.,  1843. 

Children  of  record  in  Bowley : 

30-70.  Moses, 6  b.  in  Newbury,  2  June,  1794 ;  m.  7  Sept.,  1815,  Sarah  Chase 
of  Newbury ;  d.  in  West  Newbury,  5  Aug".,  1877. 

30-71.  Addison,  b.  24  Oct.,  1796;  m.  in  West  Newbury,  14  Dec.,  1827,  Cath¬ 
erine  Babson  Griffin  of  Gloucester ;  d.  in  Haverhill,  6  July,  1883. 

30-72.  Oliver,  b.  17  Apr.,  1798  ;  m.  in  Newbury,  24  May,  1819,  Mary  Chase 
of  Newbury;  d.  in  Haverhill,  2  Jan.,  1861. 

30-73.  Joseph,  twin,  b.  11  Oct.,  1799 ;  d.  in  Newbury,  1810. 

30-74.  Benjamin,  twin,  b.  11  Oct.,  1799 ;  m.  in  West  Newbury,  29  Oct., 
1827,  Mary  Ordway  Carr  of  West  Newbury ;  d.  in  Haverhill,  12  Oct., 
1877. 

30-61.  Caleb5  Brown  ( Joseph  30-48;  Abraham  30-23;  John  30-5; 
Charles  30),  born  12  Apr.,  1772;  married  in  Chester,  N.  H.,  7  June, 
1792,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Nathan  and  Elizabeth  (Clifford)  Webster  of 
Chester,  where  she  was  born  8  Aug.,  1773.  They  moved  to  Newbury¬ 
port  about  1795,  and  he  died  there  8  Dec.,  1831.  She  died  12  Feb., 
1851. 

Children  of  record  in  Bowley : 

30-75.  Hannah, 6  b.  28  Aug.,  1792. 

30-76.  John,  b.  28  Feb.,  1794;  m.  in  Newburyport,  16  Nov.,  1815,  Mary, 
dau.  of  Eben.  Sumner  of  Newburyport. 


BURBANK 

31.  John1  Burbank,  freeman  13  May,  1640,  had  an  acre  and  half 
house  lot  on  Bradford  Street,  1643.  By  the  record  of  births  he  had  a 
first  wife,  Ann,  and  second  wife,  Jemima;  we  find  no  record  of  first 
or  second  marriage  nor  death  of  wife  Ann. 

He  made  his  will  5  Apr.,  1681,  “being  aged  &  decreped”;  it  was 
proved  10  Apr.,  1683;  mention  is  made  of  wife,  Jemima;  son  Caleb; 
son  John;  and  John’s  son  Timothy,  “my  grandchild  who  liveth  with 
Capt.  Saltinstale” ;  daughter  Lydia  and  her  husband  unnamed  (Essex 
Probate,  on  file,  and  Essex  Deeds,  4  Ips. :  514).  Widow  Jemima  died 
24  Mar.,  1692-3. 

Children  of  Ann : 

31-1.  John, 2  m.  Susannah  Merrill. 

31-2.  Timothy,  b.  in  Bowley  18 :  3  mo.  1641 ;  bur.  14  July,  1660. 

Children  of  Jemima,  born  in  Bowley: 

31-3.  Lydia,  b.  7  :  2  mo.  1644 ;  m.  -  Foster  of  Ipswich. 

31-4.  Caleb,  b.  19  :  3  mo.  1646;  m.  Martha  Smith  (181-5). 

31-5.  Mary,  b.  16  :  3  mo.  1655  ;  bur.  12  July,  1660. 

31-1.  John2  Burbank  ( John  31),  married  in  Newbury,  15  Oct., 
1663,  Susannah  Merrill  of  Newbury;  was  soon  of  Haverhill  and  later 


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of  Suffield,  Conn.,  about  1680  (Savage),  where  his  wife  died,  1690, 
and  he  died,  1709. 

Children  : 

31-6.  Mary, s  bp.  in  Rowley,  24  June,  1666. 

31-7.  Timothy,  b.  in  Haverhill,  30  May,  1668;  m.  in  Rowley,  3  July,  1695, 
Rebecca  Darling-  (Ct.  R.), 

31-8.  John,  b.  in  Haverhill,  Aug.,  1670;  m.  in  Suffield,  21  Dec.,  1699,  Mary 
Granger. 

31-9.  Ebenezer,  b.  in  Haverhill,  4  Mar.,  1673-4 ;  m.  in  Suffield,  Rebecca 
Pritchard. 

31-4.  Caleb2  Burbank  ( John  31),  born  19:  3  mo.  1646;  married 
6  May,  1669,  Martha,  daughter  of  Hugh  Smith  (181).  They  joined 
Rowley  Church,  21  Feb.,  1685.  The  Rev.  Samuel  Phillips  entered  in 
the  Rowley  Church  Record,  10  Nov.,  1689,  that  he  had  long  considered 
Caleb  Burbank  “crazed  in  his  understanding  wch  I  am  ye  more  con¬ 
firmed  in  by  what  his  mother  lately  related  to  me.” 

His  will,  dated  15  Feb.,  1688-9,  proved  25  Mar.,  1690,  mentions 
“honored  &  Aged  Mother”;  wife  (unnamed),  who  is  executrix;  oldest 
son,  and  other  children,  all  unnamed  (Essex  Probate,  304:  255). 

His  widow,  Martha,  married  (2)  John  Hardy  (76-3).  “Or  sister, 
ye  Widow  Burbank,  now  wife  to  John  Hardy,  dismissed  to  ye  church 
at  Bradford  June  13,  1698”  (Ch.  R.). 

By  deed,  dated  23  Nov.,  1701,  Caleb  Burbank’s  widow,  Martha,  then 
Hardy,  sold  to  her  son,  Caleb  Burbank,  all  the  homestead  of  her  late 
husband,  Caleb  Burbank,  in  Rowley,  bounded  “by  ye  Town  Street  ye 
Westerly  end  ye  other  end  by  Dickinsons  land  ye  South  side  by  Samuel 
Cooper’s  land,  ye  north  side  by  Samuel  Palmer  .  .  .  Also  all  her  Right 
Interest  &  claim  in  ye  household  stuff  Bedding  &  Utensells  yt  ye  said 
Caleb’s  Mother  Burbank  Carried  away  unto  her  son  &  daughter  Fos¬ 
ters  when  she  went  to  live  with  them”  (Essex  Deeds,  14:  161). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

31-10.  Caleb, 3  b.  1  May,  1671;  m.  Lydia  Garfield. 

31-11.  John,  b.  20  Mar.,  1672;  d.  before  1703. 

31-12.  Mary,  b.  26  Nov.,  1675  ;  m.  in  Bradford,  6  Apr.,  1698,  Joseph  Hardy, 
Jr.,  of  Bradford. 

31-13.  Timothy,  b.  24  Jan.,  1677-8 ;  carpenter.  Brother  Caleb  appointed 
admr.  of  his  estate,  15  Nov.,  1703  (Essex  Probate,  308:121). 

31-14.  Martha,  b.  22  Feb.,  1679-80;  m.  in  Bradford,  9  Mar.,  1697-8,  Daniel 
Gage  of  Bradford. 

31-15.  Eleazer,  b.  14  Mar.,  1681-2;  settled  in  Bradford;  d.  14  Feb.,  1759 
(G.  S.  Groveland).  His  will,  dated  20  Mar.,  1758,  mentions  seven 
sons  and  two  daughters  as  then  living  (Essex  Probate). 

31-16.  Samuel,  b.  15  July,  1684;  settled  in  Haverhill. 

31-17.  Ebenezer,  b.  28  June,  1687 ;  m.  in  Bradford,  19  Apr.,  1711,  Sarah 
Hardy  (76-19).  He  was  “of  Boxford,”  1715-17,  then  moved  to 
Bradford. 

31-10.  Caleb3  Burbank  (Caleb  31-4;  John  31),  born  1  May,  1671; 
married  2  Jan.,  1693-4,  Lydia  Garfield  of  Watertown.  She  died  3 
Mar.,  1697-8.  He  married  (2)  31  Aug.,  1698,  Hannah,  daughter  of 


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John  Acy  (2-4).  In  1703  he  was  of  Bradford,  he  was  soon  after  of 
Boxford,  where  he  died  1  Feb.,  1749-50. 

His  will,  dated  14  Dec.,  1744,  mentions  wife,  Hannah;  sons  John, 
Timothy,  Asa,  David;  daughters  Hannah  Hardy,  Lydia  Foster,  Mary 
Wallingford,  Ruth  Hardy,  Elizabeth  Bailey,  Margaret  Hopkinson,  and 
Martha  Burbank  who  “is  not  capable  of  taking  care  of  herself”;  sons- 
in-law  William  Hardy,  Jr.,  and  Edward  Hardy  (Essex  Probate,  320: 
287). 

His  widow,  Hannah,  died  8  Jan.,  1762.  By  deed,  dated  6  Mar,, 
1733-4,  Eleazer  Burbank  and  Daniel  Gage,  both  of  Bradford,  Joseph 
Hardv  and  Mary,  his  wife,  Samuel  Burbank  and  Ebenezer  Burbank 
convey  to  their  brother,  Caleb  Burbank  of  Boxford,  all  their  rights  in 
the  estate  of  “our  Hond.  father  Caleb  Burbank  late  of  Rowley  dec’d,” 
in  the  town  of  Rowley  or  elsewhere  (Essex  Deeds,  66:  220). 

Children : 

31-18.  Hannah, 4  m.  in  Bradford,  S  Mar.,  1716,  William  Hardy,  Jr.,  of 
Bradford. 

31-19.  An  infant,  d.  25  Mar.,  1697  (Ch.  R.).  The  town  record  has  this  as 
the  infant  of  Caleb  Boynton,  but  it  is  an  error. 

31-20.  John,  b.  27  Sept.,  1699. 

31-21.  Lydia,  b.  2  Oct.,  1701 ;  m.  in  Boxford,  2  Oct.,  1730,  Benjamin  Foster 
of  Boxford. 

31-22.  Martha,  b.  16  Feb.,  1703-4;  d.  in  Boxford,  18  June,  1756  ;  unm. 

31-23.  Timothy,  b.  in  Boxford,  27  Nov.,  1705-8?;  m.  in  Bradford,  14  Nov., 
1729,  Susannah  Hardy  of  Bradford. 

31-24.  Mary,  m.  in  Bradford,  14  Feb.,  1731-2,  Benjamin  Wallingford  of 
Bradford. 

31-25.  Ruth,  m.  in  Bradford,  12  Apr.,  1737,  Edward  (or  Edmund)  Hardy 
of  Bradford. 

31-26.  Elizabeth,  m.  in  Bradford,  12  Oct.,  1732,  Edward  Bailey  of  Brad¬ 
ford. 

31-27.  Margaret,  b.  in  Boxford,  17  Mar.,  1717 ;  m.  Jonathan  Hopkinson 
(91-35). 

31-28.  Asa,  b.  in  Boxford,  5  Oct.,  1720;  m.  in  Bradford,  6  Aug.,  1754,  Widow 
Sarah  Burbank  of  Bradford. 

31-29.  David,  b.  in  Boxford,  25  Nov.,  1724. 

BURPEE  BURKBY  BIRTBY 

32.  Thomas1  Burkby  (Burpee)  was  keeper  before  the  Court  in 
Boston,  1635  (Mass.  Col.  R.).  He  was  of  Boston,  3  Sept.,  1639 
(Pope);  was  in  Rowley  about  1651.  See  John  Hill  (88). 

He  brought  with  him  his  wife,  Martha.  She  was  the  daughter  of 
John  Cheney  of  Newbury,  and  widow  of  Anthony  Sadler  of  Salisbury, 
who  was  drowned  23:  2  mo.  1650  (Salisbury  R.).  She  married  Burpee 
between  12:  2  mo.  1651  and  14:  4  mo.  1653  (Norfolk  Deeds,  Salem, 
1:  65).  She  was  buried  24  June,  1658.  He  married  (2)  15  Apr., 
1659,  Sarah,  daughter  of  John  Kelley  of  Newbury,  where  she  was 
born  12  Feb.,  1641.  He  died  1  June,  1701.  His  widow,  Sarah,  died 
25  Dec.,  1713. 


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Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

32-1.  Hannah, 2  b.  —  1  mo.  1655;  m.  19  Oct.,  1681,  John  Huggins  of  Hamp¬ 
ton,  N.  H. ;  d.  in  Suffield,  Conn.,  3  May,  1683  (Hist,  of  Suffield). 
32-2.  John,  b.  16:  9  mo.  1656  ;  bur.  15:  5  mo.  1657. 

32-3.  Sarah,  b.  2l :  3  mo.  1658 ;  bur.  2  Feb.,  1660. 

32-4.  Sarah,  b.  15:  12  mo.  1660  ;  m.  Samuel  SpofFord  (184-4). 

32-5.  Thomas,  b.  25:  10  mo.  1663;  m.  Hester  Hopkinson  (91-6). 

32-6.  Mary,  bp.  24  Oct.,  1675  ;  m.  Samuel  Dresser  (58-18). 

32-5.  Thomas2  Burpee  ( Thomas  32),  born  25:  10  mo.  1663;  mar¬ 
ried  3  Dec.,  1690,  Hester,  daughter  of  Jonathan  Hopkinson  (91-2). 
He  died  24  June,  1709.  Administration  granted,  7  Nov.,  1715,  to  his 
widow,  Ester,  and  son,  Jeremiah  (Essex  Probate,  311:  321).  His 
widow,  Hester,  died  30  Oct.,  1722  (G.  S.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

32-7.  Jeremiah, 3  b.  27  Oct.,  1691;  m.  Rebecca  Jewett  (100-23). 

32  -  8.  Sarah,  b.  15  Dec.,  1692 ;  d.  13  Dec.,  1702. 

32  -  9.  Esther,  b.  13  Mar.,  1693-4 ;  m.  24  Jan.,  1716-7,  John  Dole. 

32-10.  Thomas,  b.  31  Oct.,  1695  ;  m.  Mary  Harris  (79-33). 

32-11.  Ebenezer,  b.  8  Jan.,  1697-8  ;  m.  Miriam  Pearson  (140-36). 

32-12.  Jonathan,  b.  7  Dec.,  1699;  m.  Hannah  Platts  (147-14). 

32-13.  David,  b.  27  Nov.  (bp.  Jonathan,  30  Nov.),  1701  (see  Dickinson, 
54-19)  ;  d.  13  Dec.  (G.  S.)  (26  Dec.,  Ch.  R.),  1728. 

32-14.  Hannah,  b.  15  Dec.,  1703 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  25  Dec.,  1728,  John 
Plummer  of  Newbury. 

32-15.  Nathan,  b.  8  Jan.,  1704-5;  d.  22  Jan.,  1729  (G.  S.). 

32-16.  Sarah,  b.  20  May,  1707 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  24  Nov.,  1731,  Benjamin 
Thurston  of  Newbury. 

32-17.  Samuel,  b.  17  Mar.,  1708-9  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Harris  of  Ipswich. 

32-7.  Jeremiah3  Burpee  ( Thomas  32-5;  Thomas  32),  born  27 
Oct.,  1691;  married  19  May,  1714,  Rebecca,  daughter  of  Ensign  Joseph 
Jewett  (100-6).  He  died  4  Feb.  (G.  S.),  (5  Feb.  Ch.  R.),  1723.  Ad¬ 
ministration  granted  24  July,  1723  (Essex  Probate,  313:  670).  His 
widow,  Rebecca,*  married  (2)  21  Oct.,  1729,  John  Pemberton  of  Brad¬ 
ford. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

32-18.  Mary, 4  b.  19  Mar.,  1716-7  ;  m.  in  Bradford,  6  May,  1735,  Nathan  Ames 
of  Bradford. 

32-19.  Joseph,  b.  25  July,  1719;  m.  Johanna  Pickard  (145-34). 

32-20.  Nathaniel,  b.  7  Feb.  (Jeremiah  Birtby,  11  Feb.,  Ch.  R.),  1721-2;  m. 
Esther  Rolfe. 

32-10.  Thomas3  Burpee  ( Thomas  32-5;  Thomas  32),  born  31 
Oct.,  1695 ;  married  3  Feb.,  1718-9,  Mary,  daughter  of  Dea.  Timothy 
Harris  (79-7).  She  died  17  Aug.,  1721  (G.  S.).  He  married  (2)  20 
Sept.,  1722,  Mary,  daughter  of  Isaac  Kilbourne  (106-5).  They  were 
dismissed,  13  Apr.,  1740,  from  Second  Church,  Rowley,  to  the  church 
in  Lancaster,  “whither  they  have  removed.” 

*  Printed  Rebecca  Bristly  in  Bradford  Vital  Records. 


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Children  born  in  Eowley : 

32-21.  Thomas, 4  b.  25  Nov.,  1719;  m.  Anne  Chaplin  (37-29). 

32-22.  Stephen,  b.  2  Aug.,  1721;  d.  same  day  (Ch.  E.). 

32-23.  Mary,  b.  14  Oct.,  1723;  m.  in  Lancaster,  29  Dec.,  1741,  Amos  Eugg 
of  Lancaster. 

32-24.  Stephen,  b.  17  Mar.,  1724-5. 

32-25.  Esther,  b.  22  Aug.,  1726;  m.  in  Lancaster,  27  Aug.,  1745,  Jacob 
Smith  of  Lancaster. 

32-26.  Nathan,  b.  23  July,  1730. 

32-11.  Ebenezer3  Burpee  ( Thomas  32-5;  Thomas  32),  born  8 
Jan.,  1697-8;  married,  in  Newbury,  15  Dec.,  1721,  Miriam,  daughter 
of  Jeremiah  Pearson  (140-7);  died  11  Sept.,  1771  (G.  S.  Georgetown). 

His  will,  dated  9  Sept.,  1771,  mentions  wife,  Miriam;  sons  David, 
Jeremiah  and  Moses;  daughters  Sarah  Smith  and  Priscilla  Thurston; 
and  children  of  daughter  Hepsibah  Thurston,  deceased;  son  David  to 
have  the  homestead  and  be  executor  (Essex  Probate,  347:  174).  His 
widow,  Miriam,  died  15  Jan.,  1782  (G.  S.  Georgetown). 

Children  born  in  Eowley : 

32-27.  Hephzibah,4  b.  3  Oct.,  1722 ;  m.  15  Mar.,  1743-4,  John  Thurston ;  d. 
10  Apr.,  1766. 

32-28.  Jeremiah,  b.  10  Sept.,  1724 ;  m.  5  Nov.,  1747,  Elizabeth  Brocklebank 
(29-38).  They  were  admitted,  23  Oct.,  1748,  to  the  Second  Church 
in  Lancaster. 

32-29.  Sarah,  b.  10  July,  1726 ;  m.  23  May,  1751,  Nathaniel  Smith  of  Box- 
ford. 

32-30.  Priscilla,  b.  18  Jan.,  1728-9 ;  m.  18  Apr.,  1751,  Samuel  Thurston  of 
Lancaster. 

32-31.  Ebenezer,  b.  14  Jan.,  1730-1 ;  d.  2  Sept.,  1736. 

32-32.  Moses,  b.  9  Dec.,  1733  ;  m.  25  Apr.,  1758,  Margaret  Harriman  (78-23). 

They  settled  in  Lancaster  and  had  children  born  there.  They 
were  admitted,  21  Oct.,  1759,  to  the  Second  Church  in  Lancaster. 
They  were  of  Jaffrey,  Cheshire  Co.,  N.  H.,  24  Feb.,  1804  (Essex 
Deeds,  178:236). 

32-33.  David,  b.  28  Aug.,  1736  ;  m.  Sarah  Barker  (13-61). 

32-12.  Dea.  Jonathan3  Burpee  ( Thomas  32-5;  Thomas  32), 
born  7  Dec.,  1699;  married  26  Dec.,  1722,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Isaac 
Platts  (147-7).  She  died  24  Jan.,  1728-9  (G.  S.).  He  married  (2) 
4  Feb.,  1729-30,  Mehitable,  daughter  of  Thomas  Jewett  (100-11),  of 
B oxford. 

He  was  deacon  of  the  church  in  Linebrook  Parish  and  moved  to 
Maugerville,  Nova  Scotia  (now  New  Brunswick),  1764. 

Children  born  in  Eowley : 

32-34.  Jeremiah, 4  b.  19  Oct.,  1723 ;  d.  26  Oct.,  1723. 

32-35.  Isaac,  b.  10  July,  1725  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Dickinson  (54-33). 

32-36.  Jeremiah,  b.  21  May,  1726  ;  m.  Mary  Saunders. 

32-37.  David,  b.  26  Mar.,  1731. 

32-38.  Hannah,  b.  15  Feb.,  1735-6. 


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32-39.  Hepiizibah,  b.  31  Mar.,  1738  ;  m.  26  Oct.,  1756,  Rev.  George  Leslie, 
first  minister  of  Linebrook  Parish.  See  “Contributions  to  Eccle¬ 
siastical  History  of  Essex  County,  Mass.,  1865,”  p.  66. 

And  perhaps 

32-40.  Moses,  mentioned  as  son  in  “Stickney  Genealogy” ;  may  have  been 
Moses  (32-32). 

32-17.  Samuel3  Burpee  ( Thomas  32-5;  Thomas  32),  born  17 
Mar.,  1708-9;  married  26  Mar.,  1730,  Elizabeth  Harris  of  Ipswich. 
She  was  admitted  to  Rowlev  Church,  28  Jan.,  1727-8,  and  dismissed, 
17  Feb.,  1744-5,  to  the  Second  Church  in  Lancaster. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

32-41.  Nathan, 4  b.  17  Apr.,  1731;  m.  in  Lancaster,  Azubah  Osgood,  “both  of 
Lancaster.”  He  d.  30  Sept.,  1756.  “This  man,  wife  and  child  in 
14  days  did  die  his  house  left  Desolate  Being  ye  whole  family” 
(G.  S.  Lancaster). 

32-42.  Hannah,  b.  27  July,  1732  ;  d.  13  Oct.,  1756;  unm.  (G.  S.  Lancaster). 

32-43.  Samuel,  b.  25  Sept.,  1734 ;  m.  in  Lancaster,  10  June,  1756,  Martha 
Brocklebank  (29-43 ) . 

Born  in  Lancaster : 

32-44.  Elizabeth,  b.  20  Feb.,  1736-7  ;  d.  —  Oct.,  1749  (G.  S.  Lancaster). 
32-45.  Stephen,  b.  1  Dec.,  1739. 

32-46.  Elijah,  b.  28  Feb.,  1742;  d.  17  Nov.,  1750  (G.  S.  Lancaster). 

32-47.  Phebe,  b.  28  May,  1745. 

32-19.  Joseph4  Burpee  ( Jeremiah  32-7;  Thomas  32-5;  Thomas 
32),  born  25  July,  1719;  married  19  June,  1740,  Johanna,  daughter 
of  Lieut.  Jonathan  Pickard  (145-12).  She  died  1  Oct.,  1748  (0.  S.). 
He  married  (2)  17  Oct.,  1755,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Lieut.  Eliot 
Payson  (138-10).  He  died  5  Jan.,  1776  (G.  S.).  His  will,  dated  21 
Sept.,  1774,  mentions  wife,  Elizabeth,  to  have  household  goods  she 
brought  with  her,  &c. ;  onfy  son,  Joshua;  two  eldest  daughters,  Johanna 
Jewett  and  Rebecca  Jewett,  as  children  of  first  wife;  three  youngest 
daughters,  Elizabeth,  Mehitable  and  Esther,  all  under  age  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate,  351:  421). 

His  widow,  Elizabeth,  died  5  Aug.,  1796. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

32-48.  Joshua, s  b.  12  June,  1741;  m.  13  Apr.,  1784,  Mehitable  (Jewett  100- 
166)  Abbott,  widow  of  George  Abbott  of  Ipswich,  and  daughter  of 

Elder  Amos  Jewett  (100-79).  He  died  - ,  without  issue.  His 

will,  dated  8  Nov.,  1788,  proved  3  Feb.,  •  1789,  mentions  wife, 
Mehitable,  and  her  son,  George  Jewett  Abbott  (b.  10  June,  1778; 
d.  26  Mar.,  1796);  mother  Burpee;  brother  Samuel  Searle,  Jr.; 
sister  Hannah,  wife  of  Jeremiah  Jewett ;  sister  Rebecca,  wife  of 
Maximilian  Jewett  (Essex  Probate,  360:51).  His  widow,  Mehit¬ 
able,  m.  (3)  Jacob  Jewett  (100-143). 

32-49.  Joanna,  b.  11  Aug.,  1743;  m.  Nehemiah  Jewett  (101-97). 

32-50.  Rebecca,  b.  23  Oct.,  1745  ;  m.  26  Aug.,  1766,  Maximilians  Jewett  of 
Littleton.  He  was  son  of  William  Jewett  (100-72).  She  d.  in 
Bloomfield,  Me.,  5  June,  1816  (P.  R.). 

32-51.  Mary,  b.  25  Feb.,  1747-8;  d.  20  Oct.,  1773. 

32-52.  Elizabeth,  b.  3  Oct.,  1757  ;  m.  Daniel  JewTett  (101-113). 


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32-53.  Mehttable,  b.  28  Sept.,  1759;  m.  Samuel  Searle  (170-28). 

32-54.  Esther,  b.  28  Mar.,  1764 ;  m.  5  Dec.,  1788,  Allen  Perley,  Jr.,  of  Ips¬ 
wich. 

32-20.  Nathaniel4  Burpee  ( Jeremiah  32-7 ;  Thomas  32-5 ;  Thomas 
32),  born  7  Feb.,  1721-2;  married  in  Bradford,  19  Apr.,  1748,  Esther, 
daughter  of  Ezra  Rolfe  of  Bradford,  where  she  was  born  9  Dec.,  1722. 
They  moved  to  Chester,  N.  H.,  1753,  and  were  early  settlers  of  Candia, 
N.  H.,  where  she  died,  1810,  aged  88  years,  and  he  died,  1815  (Hist, 
of  Chester  and  Hist,  of  Candia). 

Children  born  in  Bradford : 

32-55.  Jeremiah, 5  b.  19  Feb.,  1748-9. 

32-56.  Mehitable,  b.  18  Nov.,  1750. 

32-57.  Nathaniel,  b.  19  Feb.,  1753. 

32-21.  Thomas4  Burpee  ( Thomas  32-10;  Thomas  32-5;  Thomas 
32),  born  25  Nov.,  1719;  married  in  Rowley,  being  then  of  Lancaster, 
19  Oct.,  1743,  Anne,  daughter  of  Capt.  Jeremiah  Chaplin  (37-8).  He 
moved  to  New  London,  N.  H.,  and  was  there,  1790,  with  sons  Thomas 
and  Asa. 

Child  born  in  Lancaster : 

32-58.  Stephen^  b.  24  Feb.,  1744-5. 

Children  born  in  Bowlev : 

32-59.  Mary,  b.  3  Sept.,  1747;  d.  13  Nov.,  1750. 

32-60.  Sarah,  b.  20  Sept.,  1750;  m.  Asa  Plummer  (149-34). 

32-61.  Thomas,  b.  24  Feb.,  1753 ;  m.  10  Mar.,  1774,  Joanna  Foster.  She 
d.  20  Mar.,  1785,  aged  34  years.  He  m.  (2)  21  Feb.,  1787,  Sarah 
Smith.  Child  of  record  in  Rowley:  a  son,  d.  18  Dec.,  1784,  aged 
2  mos.  They  moved  to  New  London,  N.  H. 

32-62.  Mary,  b.  20  Sept.,  1755  ;  m.  in  Linebrook  Parish,  30  Mar.,  1775, 
Benjamin  Adams,  3rd 

32-63.  Martha,  b.  12  Mar.,  1758  ;  d.  20  Aug.,  1759. 

32-64.  Asa,  b.  1  July,  1760;  m.  22  Nov.,  1781,  Mary  Perley,  “both  of 
Rowley.”  Children  born  in  Rowley :  Thomas,6  b.  13  Dec.,  1782 ; 
Rebecca,  b.  28  June,  1784.  They  moved,  1785,  to  New  London, 
N.  H. 

32-65.  Calvin,  b.  14  Apr.,  1763. 

32-33.  David4  Burpee  ( Ebenezer  32-11;  Thomas  32-5;  Thomas 
32),  born  28  Aug.,  1736;  married  24  May,  1759,  Sarah,  daughter  of 
James  Barker  (13-43). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

32-66.  Nathaniel, s  b.  15  Jan.,  1760;  m.  Ruth  Cromby. 

32-67.  Miriam,  b.  20  June,  1761. 

32-68.  Elizabeth,  b.  19  July,  1764. 

32-69.  Ebenezer,  b.  20  Oct.,  1770. 

32-35.  Isaac4  Burpee  (Dea.  Jonathan  32-12;  Thomas  32-5; 
Thomas  32),  born  10  July,  1725;  married  2  Dec.,  1746,  Elizabeth, 
daughter  of  John  Dickinson  (54-16).  He  died  17  Feb.,  1758.  Ad- 


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ministration  granted  6  Nov.,  1758  (Essex  Probate,  335:  503).  His 
estate  was  divided,  1773;  widow,  Elizabeth,  sons  Jonathan  and  Isaac, 
daughters  Susannah,  Mehitable,  Salome,  and  Ruth  sharing  (Essex 
Probate). 

His  widow,  Elizabeth,  married  (2)  Thomas  Wood  (220-53). 

By  deed,  dated  25  Sept.,  1816,  Jonathan  Burpee  of  Oxford,  in  the 
Co.  of  Grafton,  N.  H.,  Moses  Newman  of  Topsfield,  and  Ruth  Burpee 
of  Newburyport,  singlewoman,  sell  to  Caleb  Jackson  of  Rowley,  for 
$72.,  four  undivided  fifth  parts  of  about  seventeen  acres  of  land  in 
Rowley,  “being  land  set  off  to  the  widow  Elizabeth  Burpee  as  her  right 
of  dower  in  her  husband  Isaac  Burpee’s  Estate”  (Essex  Deeds,  212: 
140). 

Children  of  record  in  Eowley : 

32-70.  Susanna, s  b.  6  Sept.,  1747 ;  probably  the  wife  of  Israel  Cook*  of 
Lyme,  1ST.  H.,  1  Mar.,  1799  (Essex  Deeds,  169:201). 

32-71.  Mehitabel,  b.  12  July,  1749  ;  d.  30  Nov.,  1773.  Adm.  granted,  30  Mar., 
1774,  to  Thomas  Foster  (Essex  Probate,  350:  178). 

32-72.  Jonathan,  b.  16  Oct.,  1751 ;  of  Oxford,  N.  H.,  25  Sept.,  1816. 

32-73.  Salome,  b.  9  Mar.,  1754. 

32-74.  Euth,  b.  14  Apr.,  1756 ;  unm.  and  of  Newburyport,  1816. 

32-75.  Isaac,  bp.  2  Apr.,  1758 ;  was  of  Haverhill,  22  Oct.,  1779,  when  he 
intended  marriage  with  Lydia  Lummus  of  Ipswich  (Ipswich  E.). 

32-36.  Jeremiah4  Burpee  ( Dea .  Jonathan  32-12  ;  Thomas  32-5; 
Thomas  32),  born  21  May,  1726;  married  (int.  2  Mar.,  1750)  Mary, 
daughter  of  Edward  and  Elizabeth  (Gage  69-9)  Saunders,  of  Rowley, 
where  she  was  born  20  Mar.,  1726-7.  He  was  “Ruling  Elder”  of  Line- 
brook  Church.  He  moved,  1764,  to  Maugerville,  Nova  Scotia  (now 
New  Brunswick),  with  his  family. 

Children  born  in  llowley : 

32-76.  David, s  b.  22  Apr.,  1752. 

32-77.  Lydia,  b.  15  Sept.,  1753. 

32-78.  Edward,  b.  2  June,  1756. 

32-79.  Hephzibait,  b.  10  Aug.,  1757  ;  m.  Moses  Wood  (220-66). 

32-80.  Hester  (Esther,  Ch.  E.),  b.  3  May,  1759. 

32-81.  Jeremiah,  b.  19  Sept.,  1760. 

32-82.  Thomas,  b.  11  Apr.,  1763. 

32-66.  Nathaniel5  Burpee  ( David  32-33 ;  Ehenezer  32-11 ;  Thomas 
32-5;  Thomas  32),  born  15  Jan.,  1760;  married  in  Linebrook  Parish, 
7  Sept.,  1779,  Ruth  Cromby  of  Boxford.  He  died  in  Georgetown,  29 
June  1841 ;  Rev.  soldier. 

At  a  Probate  Court  held  at  Ipswich,  1  Mar.,  1842,  it  was  shown 
that  Nathaniel  Burpee,  late  of  Georgetown,  cordwainer,  deceased,  in¬ 
testate,  “was  a  pensioner  of  the  United  States,  having  been  a  musician 
in  the  army  of  the  revolution;  that  he  died  on  the  thirtieth  Day  of 

*  “Susanna  Cook — at  about  half  past  eleven  o’clock  before  noon,  the  body  of 
Susanna  Cook  of  Rowley,  aged  about  75  yrs.,  was  found  by  the  side  of  the  road 
leading  from  Newburyport  turnpike  to  Perkins  Mill,  dead.  Probably  perished  by 
the  storm,”  15  Feb.,  1821  (Topsfield  R.). 


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June  A.  D.  1841,  leaving  no  widow;  and  that  he  left  two  children, 
and  only  two,  viz :  Abigail  Lowell  and  Sarah  Saunders ;  and  that  they 
both  are  still  living,  and  of  full  age”  (Essex  Probate,  411:  232). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

32-83.  Nabbys  (Abigail),  b.  5  June,  1780;  m.  7  Mar.,  1803,  Jacob  Lowell. 

32-84.  Sally  (Sarah),  b.  30  Jan.,  1783  ;  m.  in  Linebrook  Parish,,  19  Nov., 
1803,  Ezekiel  Saunders;  d.  in  Groveland,  8  May,  1868  (George¬ 
town  K.). 

32-85.  Benjamin  Davis,  b.  30  Dec.,  1788  ;  d.  11  Apr.,  1823. 

32-86.  Ruth,  b.  27  Apr.,  1791 ;  m.  25  July,  1816,  Moses  Follansbee.  He 
was  son  of  Susanna  Burpee  (32-70)  (Linebrook  Ch.  R.,  7  Sept., 
1777). 

32-87.  Nathaniel,  b.  14  Feb.,  1794 ;  d.  25  June,  1806. 

32- 88.  David  Brainerd,  b.  18  Oct.,  1798  ;  was,  in  1823,  of  Bradford,  wdiere 

his  dau.,  Elizabeth  Amanda,  was  b.  26  Sept.,  1823. 

BUSWELL 

33.  Samuel2  Buswell,  termed  on  Rowley  Church  Record  “Goodm 
Buswell”  and  “Br  Buswell,”  son  of  Isaac  of  Salisbury,  born  probably 
in  England,  about  1628;  married  in  Salisbury,  8  June  1656,  Sarah, 
daughter  of  Robert  and  Sarah  Keyes.  See  inventory  of  Sarah,  widow 
of  John  Gage  (68). 

Residence,  Salisbury,  until  about  1670.  He  was  in  Boxford,  1670. 
In  March,  1671,  he,  then  called  Boswell,  had  laid  out  to  him  fifty-three 
acres  of  land  in  Rowley,  bounded  on  the  north  by  the  Merrimack  River, 
and  at  the  river  it  was  twenty-four  and  one  half  poles  wide.  He  was 
later  of  Bradford,  where  he  died  7  July,  1704. 

Children  born  in  Salisbury : 

33- 1.  Isaac, 3  b.  6 :  6  mo.  1657. 

33-2.  John,  b.  7 :  8  mo.  1659. 

33-3.  Samuel,  b.  25 :  3  mo.  1662. 

33-4.  Robert,  b.  8  :  12  mo.  1666. 

33-5.  James,  b.  20  :  1  mo.  1668-9. 

Children  (births  from  Ct.  R.)  : 

33-6.  Sarah,  bp.  28  Apr.,  1672  (Rowley  Ch.  R.). 

33-7.  Joseph,  b.  in  Topsfield,  20  Aug.,  1674. 

33-8.  Mary,  b.  in  Topsfield,  1  June,  1677. 

CANADA  CANADY 

34.  James1  Canady  married,  3  Nov.,  1680,  Grace,  daughter  of 
James  Barker  (13).  He  was  styled  “Dr.  Canada,”  1688  (Ch.  R.). 
He  died  before  7  June  1696,  as  on  that  day  his  widow  was  admitted 
to  Rowley  Church.  Grace  Canady,  widow,  died  19  Feb.,  1723-4. 

In  the  division  of  land  at  Merrimack,  Mar.,  1671,  three  lots,  being 
one  hundred  and  eleven  acres,  were  laid  out  to  James  “Cannida”  and 
James  Barker  (T.  R.).  29  Nov.,  1681,  James  Canady  of  Rowley  con¬ 

veyed  in  mortgage  to  Henry  Deering  of  Boston  about  forty  acres  of 
land  in  Bradford  (Essex  Deeds,  4  Ips. :  426). 


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Children  of  record  in  Rowley: 

34-1.  James, 2  b.  20  Aug.,  1681. 

34-2.  Steven,  b.  30  Sept.,  1683 ;  d.  soon. 

34-3.  John,  bp.  8  June,  1684.  Is  this  the  John  Canada  with  wife,  Jane 
(Mullinam),  whose  dau.  Hannah,  was  b.  in  Haverhill,  19  Feb., 
1727-28? 

34- 4.  Steven,  b.  4  Oct.,  1687. 

CARLTON  CARLETON 

35.  Mr.  Edward1  Carleton  came  to  Rowley  with  his  wife,  Ellen, 
1639;  freeman,  18:  3  mo.  1642;  had  a  three-acre  house  lot,  1643.  In 
1636,  he  was  of  Barmston,  Yorkshire,  England,  as  shown  by  Paver’s 
list  of  marriage  licenses:  3  Nov.,  1636,  Edward  Carleton,  of  Barmston 
and  Ellen  Newton,  St.  Martin,  Micklegate.  She  was  daughter  of  John 
and  Mary  Newton  of  St.  Martin,  Micklegate,  Yorkshire  (Yorkshire 
Antiquarian).  He  returned  to  England  with  his  family,  probably  be¬ 
fore  1652. 

The  following  is  a  copy  of  petition  on  file  in  Essex  Co.  Clerk’s 
Office : — 

“To  the  Honoured  Court  now  sitting  at  Salem  this  27  of  November, 
Anno  Dom.  1678,  The  humble  request  of  Christopher  Babbage  &  Han¬ 
nah  his  wife  that  whereas  Mr.  Edward  Carleton  sometimes  of  Rowley 
left  an  estate  in  New  England  when  he  went  out  of  the  country,  part 
of  which  (he  sending  his  son  John  Carleton  by  virtue  of  a  letter  of 
Attorney  did  receive  in  his  behalf),  wee  conceiving  that  there  being 
some  of  his  estate  unreceived  by  his  son,  desire  this  Honoured  Court 
would  appoynt  some  of  our  relations,  Jeremiah  Jewett  or  Nehemiali 
Jewett  or  both  to  be  administrators  to  the  estate  of  the  sayd  Mr.  Ed¬ 
ward  Carlton  that  if  anything  may  be  preserved,  it  may  be  forth-com- 
ming  to  the  children  of  the  said  Hannah  relict  of  the  said  John  Carlton 
deceased  the  only  heirs  to  any  such  estate  (as  we  can  conceive),  or  as 
authority  shall  dispose  of  it  &  in  your  soe  doing  your  servants  shall  pray. 

Christopher  Babbage 
Hannah  Babbage 

Jeremiah  Jewett  &  Nehemiah  Jewett  have  power  of  administration 
granted  of  the  estate  of  Mr.  Edw.  Carleton  deceased,  who  was  formerly 
of  Rowlye  and  they  are  enjoyned  to  bring  in  a  true  inventory,  at  ye 
next  court  at  Ipswich. 

In  Court  at  Salem  29  :  9 :  1678. 

Ateste,  Hilliard  Verin,  Clerk.” 

Children : 

35- 1.  John,2  b.  in  England,  about  1637;  m.  Hannah  Jewett  (101-3). 

35-2.  Edward,  b.  28:  8  mo.  (Oct.)  1639;  first  child  born  in  Rowley. 

35-3.  Mary,  b.  in  Rowley,  2  :  4  mo.  (June)  1642. 

35-4.  Elizabeth,  b.  in  Rowley,  20 :  1  mo.  (Mar.)  1644. 

35-1.  Lieut.  John2  Carlton  (Mr.  Edward  35),  born  in  England; 
married  before  15  Feb.,  1660-1,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Joseph  Jewett 


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(101).  He  lived  in  Bradford,  then  in  Haverhill,  where  he  died  22: 
11  mo.  (Jan.)  1668. 

His  will,  dated  15  Jan.,  1668,  mentions  wife,  Hannah;  sons  (un¬ 
named);  son  John  to  have  a  double  portion;  brothers  Philip  Nelson 
and  Jeremiah  Jewett  and  friend  Ezekiel  Northend  to  be  overseers  (Es¬ 
sex  Probate,  4653).  Filed  with  the  will  is  an  agreement  for  the  divi¬ 
sion  of  the  estate  among  the  children,  dated  30  June,  1696,  signed  by 
John,  Joseph,  Edward  and  Thomas  Carlton  (Essex  Probate,  305:  177). 

His  widow,  Hannah,  married  (2)  in  Salem,  5:  8  mo.  1674,  Christo¬ 
pher  Babbage  of  Salem,  as  his  second  wife.  They  had  children  born 
in  Salem.  Letters  of  dismission  sent  to  “Salem  for  Mrs.  Hannah  Bab¬ 
bage  June  6,  1687”  (Rowley  Ch.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Haverhill : 

35-5.  John, s  mentioned  in  his  father’s  will  above,  m.  in  Andover,  27  Aug., 
1688,  Hannah  Osgood  of  Andover.  Their  home  was  in  Andover. 

35-6.  Joseph,  b.  21  Mar.,  1662-3  ;  m.  in  Andover,  2  Aug.,  1694,  Abigail  Os¬ 
good  of  Andover. 

35-7.  Edward,  b.  22  Mar.,  1664-5 ;  d.  in  Bradford,  29  Aug.,  1708  (G.  S. 
Bradford) . 

35-8.  Thomas,  b.  1  Nov.,  1667  ;  d.  in  Bradford,  25  Nov.,  1734  (G.  S.  Brad¬ 
ford). 


CENTER 

36.  John1  Center  (Senter)  “was  of  Boston,  and  by  wife  Mary 
had  John,  8  Aug.,  1682;  Jonathan,  8  Feb.,  1685;  and  by  wife  Ruth  had 
Eleanor,  6  July,  1687;  Ruth,  bp.  15  May,  1692;  Sarah,  20  July,  1695, 
and  Jeremiah,  20  Jan.,  1697.  Widow  Ruth  married  Josiah  Wright 
and  died  18  Feb.,  1717,  aged  60”  (Savage).  We  think  he  married  (2) 
about  1686,  Ruth,  widow  of  Samuel  Hunt  of  Ipswich,  and  daughter 
of  John  Todd  (203). 

Children  of  record  in  Bowley : 

36-1.  Elizabeth, 2  bp.  13  Nov.,  1681. 

36-2.  John,  bp.  29  Oct.,  1682. 

36-3.  Eleanor,  bp.  11  Dec.,  1687.  The  record  is  as  follows:  “1687  Goodm 
Center  Br  Tods  son  in  law  daughter  Eleanor  Decemb  11”  (Ch.  B.). 

CHAPLIN 

37.  Hugh1  Chaplin,  said  to  have  been  born  22  May,  1603,  and 
son  of  Ebenezer  Chaplin,  who  was  born  10  May,  1572,  who  was  son  of 
Jeremiah  Chaplin  of  Bradford,  England,  who  was  born  4  Aug.,  1541, 
had  an  acre  and  half  house  lot  on  Bradford  Street,  1643;  freeman,  18: 
3  mo.  1642.  He  brought  with  him  his  wife,  Elizabeth.  He  was  buried 
22 :  1  mo.  1653. 

His  will,  dated  11 :  1  mo.  1653,  mentions  wife,  Elizabeth,  to  have 
the  estate  during  widowhood;  eldest  son,  John,  and  other  children 
(unnamed).  Inventory  taken  3  Dec.,  1656  (Essex  Court  Files,  3:  104). 
His  widow,  Elizabeth,  married  (2)  Nicholas  Jackson  (98).  The 


CARLETON  HOUSE,  VALLEY  ROAD,  WEST  BOXFORD 
Built  in  1780  by  Joseph  Carleton,  a  descendant  of  Edward  Carleton  (35). 


CHAPLIN-CLARKE  HOUSE,  BRADFORD  STREET 
Built  in  1671  by  Joseph  Chaplin  (37-2),  on  lot  registered  in  1643  to  Hugh  Chaplin  (37). 


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estate  was  then  divided  and  assigned  to  John,  as  eldest  son,  and  three 
other  sons  (Essex  Probate,  Judicial  Papers,  1:  263). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

37-1.  John, 2  b.  26 :  6  mo.  1643;  bur.  5  Sept.,  1660. 

37-2.  Joseph,  b.  11:  12  mo.  1646;  m.  Elizabeth  West  (213-1). 

37-3.  Thomas,  b.  2  :  7  mo.  1648  ;  bur.  21  June,  1660. 

37-4.  Jonathan,  b.  10:  10  mo.  1651;  bur.  24  Nov.,  1659. 

37-2.  Joseph2  Chaplin  ( Hugh  37),  born  11:  12  mo.  1646;  mar¬ 
ried  21  Feb.,  1671-2,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Twiford  West  (213)  of 
Ipswich.  She  was  buried  12  Oct.,  1702.  He  died  17  Apr.,  1705.  His 
will,  dated  13  Apr.,  1705,  mentions  eldest  son,  Joseph,  who  was  absent 
from  Rowley;  sons  John  and  Jeremiah;  daughter  Elizabeth  Chaplin, 
and  son  Joseph’s  uncle,  Nathaniel  West  (Essex  Probate,  308:  347). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

37-5.  Joseph, 3  b.  4  Apr.,  1673  ;  m.  Mehitable  - . 

37-6.  John,  b.  26  Oct.,  1674;  m.  Margaret  Boynton  (22-23). 

37-7.  Jonathan,  b.  4  Apr.,  1677  ;  d.  before  1705. 

37-8.  Jeremiah,  b.  27  July,  1680;  m.  Ann  Kilbourne  (106-8). 

37-9.  Elizabeth,  b.  20  Sept.,  1682  ;  m.  John  Searle  (170-3). 

37-5.  Joseph3  Chaplin  ( Joseph  37-2;  Hugh  37),  born  4  Apr., 

1673;  m.  Mehitable  - ;  resided  in  Attleboro,  1723.  He  died  in 

Attleboro,  before  10  June,  1754,  leaving  as  his  only  heirs-at-law,  his 
brothers  John  and  Jeremiah  Chaplin  and  sister  Elizabeth  Searle,  all 
of  Rowley  (Essex  Heeds,  100:  113). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

37-10.  Mehitable, 4  b.  18  Sept.,  1696. 

37-11.  Mary,  bp.  29  May,  1715. 

37-6.  John3  Chaplin  ( Joseph  37-2;  Hugh  37),  born  26  Oct., 
1674;  married  9  Apr.,  1701,  Margaret,  daughter  of  Sergt.  Caleb  Bo}m- 
ton  (22-3).  She  died  22  Apr.,  1735,  “suddenly,  she  was  distracted 
many  years”  (Ch.  R.).  He  died  24  Jan.,  1767.  His  will,  dated  22 

Jan.,  1756,  mentions  children  John,  Moses,  Hannah,  wife  of  Israel 

Hazen,  Elizabeth,  Mehitable,  and  Margaret,  wife  of  Thomas  Wood, 
Jr.  (Essex  Probate,  343:  420). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

37-12.  Hannah, 4  b.  20  Feb.,  1701-2;  m.  Israel  Hazen  (85-29). 

37-13.  Elizabeth,  b.  9  Apr.,  1705  ;  d.  26  Mar.,  1759  (Linebrook  Ch.  R.)  ;  unm. 

37-14.  John,  bp.  12  June.  1709;  d.  31  Dec.,  1712. 

37-15.  Mehitable,  bp.  4  Dec.,  1709  ;  d.  17  Nov.,  1767  ;  unm. 

37-16.  John,  bp.  11  Jan.,  1712-3  ;  d.  soon. 

37-17.  Margaret,  m.  Thomas  Wood  (220-53). 

37-18.  John,  bp.  12  May,  1717;  m.  Hephzibah  Jewett  (100-111). 

37-19.  Moses,  bp.  21  Jan.,  1721-2  ;  m.  Hannah  Stringer. 


37-8.  Capt.  Jeremiah3  Chaplin  ( Joseph  37-2;  Hugh  37),  born 


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27  July  1680;  married  28  Feb.,  1703-4,  Ann,  daughter  of  Joseph  Kil- 
bourne  (106-2).  She  died  24  Aug.,  1751.  He  died  17  Dec.,  1765. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

37-20.  Mercy, 4  b.  3  Apr.,  1705;  m.  Solomon  Nelson  (130-60). 

37-21.  Jonathan,  bp.  16  Feb.,  1706-7;  m.  Sarah  Boynton  (22-55). 

37-22.  Mary,  bp.  14  Aug.,  1709;  m.  Jonathan  Harriman  (78-18). 

37-23.  Mehitable,  bp.  14  Oct.,  1711;  d.  31  Oct.,  1711. 

37-24.  Joseph,  bp.  15  Feb.,  1712-3;  d.  28  Feb.  1712-3. 

37-25.  David,  bp.  13  June,  1714;  m.  Mary  Bradstreet  (25-42). 

37-26.  Joseph,  bp.  13  Jan.,  1716-7 ;  m.  1  Dec.,  1747,  Sarah  Seeton,  or 
Secton.  We  think  he  d.  in  Leominster,  23  Nov.,  1791,  aged  74 
years. 

37-27.  Daniel,  bp.  5  Apr.,  1719 ;  d.  16  Apr.,  1719. 

37-28.  Ebenezer,  bp.  3  July,  1720;  m.  Rebecca  Poor. 

37-29.  Ann,  bp.  15  Oct.,  1721;  m.  Thomas  Burpee  (32-21). 

37-30.  Elizabeth,  bp.  17  Mar.,  1722-3  ;  d.  3  May,  1723. 

37-31.  Jeremiah,  bp.  3  Jan.,  1724-5 ;  d.  4  July,  1736. 

37-32.  Elizabeth,  bp.  20  Apr.,  1729. 

37-33.  Sarah,  d.  27  July,  1780.  in  her  50th  year;  unm. 

37-34.  Lucy,  d.  4  July,  1736,  aged  3  years. 

37-18.  Lieut.  John4  Chaplin  ( John  37-6;  Joseph  37-2;  Hugh 
37),  baptized  12  May,  1717;  married  in  Boxford,  27  Jan.,  1746-7, 
Hephzibah,  daughter  of  Ezekiel  Jewett  (100-34).  She  died  1  Aug., 
1771.  He  married  (2)  in  Newbury,  16  June,  1772,  Sarah  Stickney, 
of  Byfield  Parish,  Newbury. 

He  died  21  Jan.,  1774.  His  will,  dated  4  Jan.,  1774,  mentions  wife, 
Sarah;  five  sons — Joseph,  David,  John,  Daniel  and  Caleb;  three  daugh¬ 
ters — Lydia,  Lois,  and  Eunice,  who  is  youngest  child;  son  Joseph, 
executor  (Essex  Probate,  350:  116).  His  widow,  Sarah,  died  7  Feb., 
1798. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

37-35.  Hannah, s  b.  11  Feb.,  1747-8;  d.  2  Oct.,  1749. 

37-36.  Hephzibah,  b.  26  Sept.,  1750 ;  d.  6  Oct.,  1750. 

37-37.  Joseph,  b.  22  Feb.,  1752  ;  m.  Ruth  Wood  (220-67). 

37-38.  David,  b.  26  Jan.,  1754;  was  of  Newbury,  30  Apr.,  1796  (see  Caleb 
below).  Rev.  soldier. 

37-39.  Lydia,  b.  2  Dec.,  1755. 

37-40.  John,  b.  22  Jan.,  1758  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  2  June,  1778,  Margaret 
Chaplin  (37-51).  They  were  at  Bridgton,  Me.,  1790  (see  Bridgton 
R.  for  children).  Rev.  soldier. 

37-41.  Daniel,  b.  8  Mar.,  1760;  m.  15  Mar.,  1792,  Mary  Saunders.  They 
moved  to  Waterford,  Me. 

37-42.  Martha,  b.  4  Aug.,  1762. 

37-43.  Caleb,  twin,  b.  20  Mar.,  1764.  In  a  letter  to  the  Judge  of  Probate, 
dated  Newbury,  30  Apr.,  1796,  David  Chaplin  writes:  “Caleb  Chap¬ 
lin  died  at  Saratoga  last  August,  a  Bachelor,”  and  requests  that 
eldest  brother,  Joseph  Chaplin,  be  appointed  administrator,  which 
appointment  was  made,  2  May,  1796  (Essex  Probate,  No.  4992). 

Lois,  twin,  b.  20  Mar.,  1764. 


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37-45.  Eunice,  b.  1  Aug1.,  1766  ;  m.  16  Oct.,  1790,  Brown  Emerson  of  Ster¬ 
ling,  Lincoln  Co. 

37-19.  Dea.  Moses4  Chaplin  ( John  37-6;  Joseph  37-2;  Hugh 
37),  baptized  21  Jan.,  1721-2;  married  in  Topsfield,  9  June,  1747, 
Hannah  Stringer  of  Topsfield.  She  died  4  Apr.,  1807.  He  died  18 
Oct.,  1811.  His  will,  dated  6  Dec.,  1804,  mentions  wife,  Hannah;  son 
Moses;  daughter  Mary  Nelson;  daughter  Hannah  Jewett;  daughter 
Margaret  Chaplin;  children  (unnamed)  of  Sarah  Whitney,  deceased; 
grandson  Jeremy  Chaplin  Nelson  to  be  executor  (Essex  Probate,  381: 
355). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

37-46.  Mary, 5  b.  5  Apr.,  1748  ;  cl.  26  Mar.,  1749. 

37-47.  Mary,  b.  4  July,  1749;  m.  Joseph  Nelson  (130-78).  See  Jewett 
(103-33). 

37-48.  Hannah,  b.  31  Aug-.,  1751;  m.  Neliemiah  Jewett  (101-100). 

37-49.  Sarah,  b.  5  Sept.,  1753  ;  m.  -  Whitney. 

37-50.  Moses,  b.  4  Jan.,  1755  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Hopkinson  (91-41). 

37-51.  Margaret,  b.  7  Sept.,  1757;  m.  John  Chaplin  (37-40). 

37-52.  Jeremy,  b.  18  July,  1760  ;  d.  young. 

37-21.  Jonathan4  Chaplin  ( Capt .  Jeremiah  37-8;  Joseph  37-2; 
Hugh  37),  baptized  16  Feb.,  1706-7;  married  2  Sept.,  1730,  Sarah, 
daughter  of  Richard  Boynton  (22-11).  She  died  19  Feb.,  1784.  He 
died  1  Jan.,  1794. 

Children  born  in  Rowley: 

37-53.  Sarah, s  bp.  6  Aug.,  1732. 

37-54.  Jonathan,  b.  11  Dec.,  1733  ;  m.  Mehitable  Hale. 

37-55.  Asa,  b.  2  Sept.,  1735  ;  d.  19  Aug.,  1736. 

37-56.  Jeremiah,  b.  3  July,  1737;  m.  Sarah  Hazen  (85-50). 

37-57.  Asa,  b.  8  Feb.,  1739-40 ;  m.  Mary  Bailey. 

37-58.  Martha,  b.  27  June,  1742. 

37-59.  Daniel,  b.  17  Dec.,  1744 ;  Harvard  Coll.,  1772,  and  D.  D.  Harvard, 
1817;  Congregational  Minister;  d.  1831  (Sprague’s  Annals  of  the 
American  Pulpit,  2:  148). 

37-60.  Mary,  b.  31  Oct.,  1748;  d.  14  Oct.,  1756. 

37-25.  David4  Chaplin  (Capt.  Jeremiah  37-8;  Joseph  37-2;  Hugh 
37),  baptized  13  June,  1714;  married  10  Jan.,  1737-8,  Mary,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Jonathan  Bradstreet  (25-19).  They  moved  to  Lunenburg  in 
1739. 

Child  born  in  Rowley: 

37-61.  Lucy, s  b.  2  Sept,,  1738. 

37-28.  Ensign  Ebenezer4  Chaplin  (Capt.  Jeremiah  37-8;  Joseph 
37-2;  Hugh  37),  baptized  3  July,  1720;  married  5  Jan.,  1744-5, 
Rebecca  Poor  of  Newbury.  She  died  25  Dec.,  1763,  aged  42  years. 
He  married  (2)  14  Nov.,  1764,  Mary  Hovey.  They  moved  to  Atkin¬ 
son,  N.  H.,  and  soon  after  to  Rindge,  N.  H.,  where  he  was  in  1769. 


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Children  born  in  Rowley : 

37-62.  Micah,5  b.  3  Oct.,  1745. 

37-63.  Ann,  b.  22  July,  1747  ;  d.  1  Aug1.,  1749. 

37-64.  Lucy,  b.  15  June,  1749. 

37-65.  Ebenezer,  b.  4  Sept.,  1751. 

37-66.  Sarah,  b.  26  Dec.,  1753. 

37-67.  Hannah,  b.  9  Apr.,  1756  ;  d.  5  Oct.,  1764. 

37-68.  Samuel,  b.  11  May,  1758. 

37-69.  Moses,  b.  22  June,  1760. 

He  may  have  had  children  born  in  Rindge. 

37-37.  Dea.  Joseph5  Chaplin  (Lieut.  John  37-18;  John  37-6; 
Joseph  37-2;  Hugh  37),  born  22  Feb.,  1752;  married  24  Sept.,  1778, 
Ruth,  daughter  of  Thomas  Wood  (220-53).  He  died  12  Dec.,  1813 
(G.  S.).  Rev.  soldier.  She  died  28  Jan.,  1843,  aged  90  years  and  6 
days  (G.  S.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

37-70.  Joseph, 6  bp.  25  July,  1779  (Linebrook  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  Polly  (Mary) 
Bishop. 

37-71.  Hepzibah,  b.  27  Feb.,  1781 ;  m.  24  June,  1800,  Benjamin  Bishop,  Jr. ; 

d.  3  Sept.,  1844  (G.  S.).  He  d,  5  May,  1834,  aged  53  years  (G.  S.) 

37-50.  Moses5  Chaplin  (Dea.  Moses  37-19;  John  37-6;  Joseph 
37-2;  Hugh  37),  born  4  Jan.,  1755;  married  in  Linebrook  Parish, 
12  Dec.,  1776,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Moses  Hopkinson  (91-39)  ;  died 
6  Nov.,  1807.  Rev.  soldier.  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  married  (2)  John 
Bailey  (10-77). 

Children  born  in  Rowley: 

37-72.  Moses,6  b.  9  July,  1777  ;  m.  Mary  Thompson  of  Newburyport,  where 
she  was  b.  13  Aim.,  1779.  They  moved  to  Ohio,  where  he  d.  6  Nov., 
1841,  and  she  d.  21  June,  1846  (P.  R.). 

37-73.  Jeremy,  b.  2  May,  1780  ;  m.  Eunice  Stiekney. 

37-74.  Caleb,  b.  30  Mar.,  1783  ;  m.  Sally  Davis. 

37-75.  Daniel,  b.  17  Sept.,  1788  m.  (int.  26  Mar.,  1808)  Martha  Danforth; 
d.  in  the  west. 

37-76.  Hannah,  b.  1  Oct.,  1791. 

37-77.  Elizabeth,  b.  5  Dec.,  1794  ;  m.  Benjamin  Dodge.  They  lived  in 
Methuen. 

37-78.  Clarissa,  b.  30  May,  1804 ;  m.  23  Sept.,  1827,  Charles  Miller  of  Tops- 
field. 

37-54.  Jonathan5  Chaplin  (Jonathan  37-21;  Capt.  Jeremiah 
37-8;  Joseph  37-2;  Hugh  37),  born  11  Dec.,  1733;  "cooper”;  married 
30  Nov.,  1756,  Mehitable  Hale  of  Bradford;  died  13  Sept.,  1800.  His 
will,  dated  22  Nov.,  1797,  mentions  wife,  Mehitable;  sons  David,  Solo¬ 
mon  who  is  executor,  Eliphalet  and  Jonathan;  daughters  Molly  Spof- 
ford,  Sarah  Nelson,  Mehitable  Chaplin,  and  Betty  Chaplin  "of  a 
slender  constitution”  (Essex  Probate,  368:  24).  His  widow,  Mehitable, 
died  3  Feb.,  1823,  aged  87  years. 


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Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

37-79.  Eliphalet,6  b.  5  Sept.,  1757  ;  d.  —  Oct.,  1764,  “killd  by  falling 
from  a  horse.’' 

37-80.  Solomon,  bp.  15  July,  1759  ;  d.  3  Dec.,  1762. 

37-81.  David,  b.  5  Dec.,  1761;  d.  16  July,  1802. 

37-82.  Solomon,  b.  26  June,  1764 ;  m.  20  Nov.,  1794,  Polly  Young. 

37-83.  Molly  (Mary),  bp.  24  Jan.,  1776  ;  m.  Joseph  Spofford  (184-110). 
37-84.  Sarah,  bp.  24  Jan.,  1776  ;  m.  Nathaniel  Nelson  (130-150). 

37-85.  Mehitable,  bp.  24  Jan.,  1776. 

37-86.  Betty,  bp.  24  Jan.,  1776. 

37-87.  Eliplialet,  b.  16  Mar.,  1777;  m.  Martha  (Patty)  Spofford  (184-145). 

37-88.  Jonathan,  b.  30  July,  1780 ;  m.  Mary  Hall. 

37-56.  Jeremiah5  Chaplin  (, Jonathan  37-21 ;  Capt.  Jeremiah 
37-8;  Joseph  37-2;  Hugh  37),  born  3  July,  1737;  married  28  Nov., 
1760,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Jeremiah  Hazen  (85-31). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley: 

37-89.  Asa, s  bp.  4  July,  1762  ;  b.  in  Marblehead  (Rowley  Sec.  Ch.  R.)  ;  d. 
21  Aug.,  1778  (Linebrook  Ch.  R.). 

37-90.  Mary,  bp.  4  Mar.,  1764 ;  d.  8  Mar.,  1764. 

37-91.  Jeremiah,  b.  16  May,  1765. 

37-92.  Mary,  b.  22  Sept.,  1767. 

It  is  probable  that  the  following,  whose  names  are  on  the  Linebrook 
Ch.  R.,  were  children  of  Jeremiah  Chaplin  (37-56)  : 

Moses,  bp.  22  July,  1770. 

Lois,  bp.  27  Sept.,  1772. 

Daniel,  bp.  29  Jan.,  1775. 

Jesse,  bp.  13  July,  1777. 

37-57.  Asa5  Chaplin  ( Jonathan  37-21;  Capt.  Jeremiah  37-8; 
Joseph  37-2;  Hugh  37),  born  8  Feb.,  1739-40;  married  (int.  2  Aug., 
1771)  Mary  Bailey  of  Haverhill;  died  11  Apr.,  1807.  His  will,  dated 
17  Mar.,  1807,  mentions  wife,  Mary;  son  Jeremiah,  “who  has  already 
received  the  greater  part  of  his  portion” ;  son  Benjamin  to  have  one 
half  lands  and  buildings  and  be  executor;  son  Richard  Bailey  Chaplin, 
now  a  minor;  daughter,  Martha  Stickney  (Essex  Probate,  375:  155). 
Rev.  soldier. 

Children : 

37  -  93.  An  infant,6  d.  9  Oct.,  1773. 

37  -  94.  A  daughter,  d.  28  Sept.,  1775,  aged  2  years. 

37  -  95.  Jeremiah,  b.  2  Jan.,  1776  ;  Brown  Univ.,  1799  ;  m.  in  Newbury, 
16  Apr.,  1806,  Marcia,  daughter  of  John  and  Hannah  (Toppan) 
O’Brien  of  Newburyport,  where  she  was  b.  6  Mar.,  1784.  He 
was  a  Baptist  Minister ;  first  Pres,  of  Waterville  College,  now 
Colby  Univ.,  Me.;  d.  at  Hamilton,  N.  Y.,  7  May,  1841  (Hist.  Cat. 
Brown  Univ.,  1905). 

37  -  96.  A  son,  d.  26  Aug.,  1781,  in  his  4th  year. 

37  -  97.  Benjamin,  b.  24  Sept.,  1780  ;  m.  (int.  29  Oct.,  1805)  Susannah 
Brown. 

Their  son,  Julius  Bailey,  was  b.  6  Sept.,  1806 ;  other  children 
are  recorded  in  Danvers. 

37  -  98.  A  son,  d.  29  Aug.,  1783,  aged  9  mos. 


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37-99.  Martha,  b.  4  Sept.,  1784;  m.  John  Stickney  (189-85). 

37-100.  Richard  Bailey,  m.  in  Boxford,  1  Dec.,  1809,  Sophia  Brown  of 
Boxford.  He  was  then  of  Salem. 

37-70.  Capt.  Joseph6  Chaplin  ( Dea .  Joseph  37-37;  Lieut.  John 
37-18;  John  37-6;  Joseph  37-2;  Hugh  37),  baptized  25  July,  1779 
(Linebrook  Ch.  R.) ;  married  11  Oct.,  1803,  Polly  (Mary),  daughter 
of  Edward  and  Anne  (Simonds)  Bishop.  He  died  2  Jan.,  1829,  aged 
49  years.  She  was  born  19  Jan.,  1784,  and  died  in  Ipswich,  21  Dec., 
1861;  buried  in  Rowley. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

37-101.  Daniel, 7  b.  9  Aug.,  1804;  d.  6  Mar.,  1846;  unm. 

37-102.  Elijah  Parish,  b.  10  Sept.,  1807 ;  was  living  29  Dec.,  1828  (Essex 
Deeds,  252:38). 

37-103.  Eunice,  b.  18  Oct.,  1809;  m.  in  Ipswich,  28  Oct.,  1829,  Nathaniel 
Kneeland ;  d.  22  Mar.,  1899. 

37-104.  Dolly  Clark,  b.  27  Apr.,  1812 ;  m.  17  Feb.,  1833,  George  K.  Prescott. 

37-105.  Mary  Ann  Smith,  b.  25  Dec.,  1814;  m.  in  Ipswich,  30  Mar.,  1841, 
Joseph  Foster  of  Ipswich;  m.  (2)  Josiah  W.  Bean  of  Rowley. 
37-106.  Elizabeth  Clark,  b.  14  Dec.,  1820;  m.  William  G.  Johnson  (105-83). 

37-73.  Jeremy6  Chaplin  ( Moses  37-50;  Dea.  Moses  37-19;  John 
37-6;  Joseph  37-2;  Hugh  37),  born  2  May,  1780;  married  6  Oct.,  1801, 
Eunice,  daughter  of  Benjamin  Stickney;  died  17  May,  1841.  She  died 
4  June,  1861,  aged  86  years. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

37-107.  Susan, 7  b.  16  May,  1802;  m.  (int.  10  Mar.,  1831)  Ignatius  Sargent 
of  Gloucester ;  d.  in  Rowley,  20  Jan.,  1870. 

37-108.  Luther,  b.  31  Jan.,  1804  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  28  Sept.,  1831,  Elizabeth 
Conant. 

37-109.  Cynthia,  b.  2  Feb.,  1806;  m.  11  Sept.,  1827,  Gilman  Smith;  resi¬ 
dence  Methuen. 

37-110.  Sophia,  b.  28  Feb.,  1809;  m.  22  Dec.,  1829,  Phineas  Dodge,  Jr.; 

residence,  Rowley.  She  d.  26  Dec.,  1888.  He  was  b.  26  Feb.,  1807  ; 
d.  4  Dec.,  1904. 

37-111.  Mary  Ann,  b.  17  June,  1813  ;  d.  young. 

37-112.  Alfred,  b.  29  May,  1817;  m.  23  Mar.,  1843,  Elizabeth  Todd  (203- 
185).  She  d.  6  Mar.,  1862.  He  m.  (2)  in  Newburyport,  15  Oct., 
1863,  Phebe  R.  Saunders.  She  d.  1  Dec.,  1898.  He  was  a  soldier 
in  the  Civil  War,  and  d.  26  Jan.,  1892.  Descendant  in  male  line 
now  (1932)  living  in  Rowley. 

37-74.  Caleb6  Chaplin  ( Moses  37-50;  Dea.  Moses  37-19;  John 
37-6;  Joseph  37-2;  Hugh  37),  born  30  Mar.,  1783;  married  24  July, 
1802,  Sarah  (Sally),  daughter  of  Charles  Davis.  He  was  drowned  in 
Parker  River,  near  the  Caldwell  farm  in  Newbury,  8  Apr.,  1856  (G.  S. 
Byfield).  She  died  in  Georgetown,  24  May,  1857,  aged  74  years 
(G.  S.  Byfield). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

37-113.  Sally7  (Sarah),  b.  7  Apr.,  1803;  d.  young. 


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37-114.  Calvin,  b.  30  Jan.,  1805  ;  m.  Hannah  Snell. 

37-115.  Caleb,  b.  7  Dec.,  1806 ;  cl.  18  Feb.,  1822. 

37-116.  Charles,  b.  27  Jan.,  1809  ;  m.  10  Apr.,  1832,  Mercy,  dau.  of  Samuel 
Fiske  of  Newbury.  She  was  b.  in  Newbury,  29  Dec.,  1795  ;  d.  29 
July,  1884.  He  cl.  18  Sept.,  1890  ;  residence,  Eowley.  No  issue 
surviving. 

37-117.  Betsy,  b.  30  Nov.,  1810;  d.  17  Jan.,  1811. 

37-118.  Moses,  b.  16  Nov.,  1811 ;  cl.  young. 

37-119.  Betsy,  b.  3  Nov.,  1813 ;  d.  young. 

37-120,  Hiram,  b.  1  Nov.,  1815 ;  settled  in  Maine. 

37-121.  Moses,  b.  11  Feb.,  1818;  cl.  3  Mar.,  1822. 

37-122.  John,  b.  8  Oct,,  1819;  cl.  1  Nov.,  1819. 

37-123.  Eri,  b.  12  Sept.,  1821 ;  d.  28  Feb.,  1822. 

37-124.  Caleb,  b.  15  Sept.,  1822;  d.  8  Dec.,  1823. 

37-125.  Sally  (Sarah),  b.  22  July,  1824;  m.  Luther  H.  Jackson;  d.  25  Mar., 
1853  (G.  S.  Georgetown). 

37-126.  Caleb  Strong,  b.  3  Dec.,  1825  ;  residence,  Georgetown. 

37-87.  Capt.  Eliphalet6  Chaplin  ( Jonathan  37-54;  Jonathan 
37-21;  Capt .  Jeremiah  37-8;  Joseph  37-2;  Hugh  37),  born  16  Mar., 
1777;  married  4  Dec.,  1802,  Martha,  daughter  of  William  Spofford 
(184-78) ;  died  20  Nov.,  1825.  She  died  in  Georgetown,  1  June,  1857. 

Children  born  in  Eowley : 

37-127.  Lucy, 7  b.  26  May,  1803  ;  m.  John  Davis  of  Bedford. 

37-128.  William  Spofford,  b.  27  Nov.,  1804  (24  Nov.,  P.  E.)  ;  d.  in  George¬ 
town,  5  May,  1883  ;  unm. 

37-129.  Martha,  b.  31  Aug.,  1806 ;  m.  13  May,  1832,  William  Shute  of  Boston. 

37-130.  Mary,  b.  29  May,  1808  ;  m.  17  Sept.,  1833,  John  Low  of  Methuen. 

37-131.  George  Washington,  b.  2  Nov.,  1809;  d.  in  Georgetown,  7  Mar.,  1897. 

37-132.  Sarah  Spofford,  b.  12  June,  1811  ;  m.  28  Apr.,  1831,  John  L.  Parker 
of  Bradford. 

37-133.  Eooxbe  Lincoln,  b.  26  July,  1813  ;  m.  2  Oct.,  1833,  Caleb  G.  Tyler 
of  Montgomery,  Ala.  Both  bur.  in  Georgetown. 

37-134.  Charles  Eliphalet,  b.  31  Mar.,  1815 ;  d.  in  Georgetown,  28  Aug., 
1910. 

37-135.  Henry  Prescott,  b.  22  Aug.,  1816;  d.  in  Georgetowm,  3  Feb.,  1895. 

37-136.  Caroline  Matilda,  d.  2  May,  1819;  m.  in  Georgetown,  5  Nov.,  1840, 
Hiram  N.  Noyes  of  Georgetown,  where  she  d.  21  June,  1896. 

37-88.  Jonathan6  Chaplin  ( Jonathan  37-54;  Jonathan  37-21; 
Capt .  Jeremiah  37-8;  Joseph  37-2;  Hugh  37),  born  30  July,  1780; 
married  26  June,  1804,  Mary  Hall;  died  in  Georgetown,  15  Nov.,  1854. 

Children  born  in  Eowley : 

37-137.  Amos, 7  b.  4  May,  1805  ;  d.  in  Georgetown,  21  Dec.,  1843. 

37-138.  Daniel,  b.  6  Sept.,  1807.  He  may  have  changed  his  name  to  West: 

“Daniel  Chaplin  of  Eowley  may  take  the  name  of  West”  (Act 
approved  9  Mar.,  1831). 

37-139.  Naomi,  b.  6  Feb.  1810:  m.  10  May,  1829,  Noah  Kneeland  of  Tops- 
field. 


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37-140.  Paul.  b.  5  July,  1814;  m.  (int.  30  June,  1837)  Cynthia  Ann  Hobbs; 

d.  in  Georgetown,  2  Aug.,  1849.  Their  daughter,  Martha  L.,  was 
b.  in  Ipswich,  16  Dec.,  1838.  His  widow  m.  John  Hull  of  George¬ 
town. 

37-141.  Mary,  b.  5  July,  1816. 

37-114.  Calvin7  Chaplin  (Caleb  37-74;  Moses  37-50;  Dea.  Moses 
37-19;  John  37-6;  Joseph  37-2;  Hugh  37),  born  30  Jan.,  1805;  mar¬ 
ried  in  Dover,  N.  H.,  16  Apr.,  1829,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Seth  Snell 
of  Madison,  N.  H.  (P.  R.).  She  died  3  Sept.,  1877,  aged  69  years 
(G-.  S.  Byfield).  He  died  4  June,  1879  (GL  S.  Byfield). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

37-142.  Mary  Elizabeth, s  b.  30  Mar.,  1830 ;  m.  in  Georgetown,  29  June, 
1850,  Calvin  Hubbard.  She  d.  15  Feb.,  1913. 

37-143.  Sarah  Abigail,  b.  30  Jan.,  1832  ;  d.  18  Dec.,  1855;  unm.  (G.  S. 
By  field) . 

37- 144.  Hannah  Jane,  b.  3  Jan.,  1834;  d.  17  Mar.,  1857  ;  unm.  (G.  S. 

Byfield) . 

CHAPMAN 

38.  Symon2  Chapman  was  a  son  of  Edward1  and  Mary  (Sy- 
monds)  Chapman  of  Ipswich,  where  he  was  born  about  1643-4.  He 
moved  to  Rowley  and  married  21  Mar.,  1666,  Mary,  daughter  of  John 
and  Mary  Brewer  of  Ipswich.  She  died  in  Ipswich,  23  Feb.,  1724. 
He  removed  to  Ipswich  about  1679,  and  died  there  25  Aug.,  1735. 

In  a  deposition,  Simon  Chapman  of  Ipswich,  aged  90  years,  says 
that  about  1679  he  left  Rowley,  where  he  had  for  10  years  before  lived 
in  possession  of  the  estate,  formerly  of  Thomas  Abbott,  senior,  home¬ 
stead  of  2  acres,  bounded  easterly  by  highway,  southerly  by  Henry 
Ryley,  westerly  on  a  brook,  northerly  by  Rich.  Longhorne.  “I  im¬ 
proved  for  the  term  of  Ten  years  as  above  said  under  my  mother-in- 
law  who  was  formerly  the  wife  of  Thomas  Abbott  senr.  of  Rowley.” 
Sworn  to  at  Ipswich,  1  Apr.,  1734  (Essex  Deeds,  66:  281).  See 
Thomas  Abbott  (1-1). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

38- 1.  Symon, 3  b.  22  Feb.,  1667  ;  d.  soon. 

38-2.  Edward,  b.  12  May,  1669. 

38-3.  John,  b.  3  May,  1671. 

38-4.  Simon,  b.  25  Feb.,  1672  ;  bur.  2  July,  1674. 

38-5.  Dorothy,  bp.  10  Oct.,  1675. 

38-6.  Mary,  b.  12  Mar.,  1677. 

He  had  children  born  in  Ipswich 

CHUTE  CHEWTE 

39.  James3  Chute  was  the  only  son  of  James2  of  Ipswich,  who 
was  son  of  Lionel1  Chute  who  died  in  Ipswich,  1645,  leaving  a  will, 
dated  4:  7  mo.  1644,  proved  7:  9  mo.  1645,  wherein  is  mentioned  wife, 
Rose,  and  son,  James  (Essex  Deeds,  1  Ips. :  15). 


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He  was  born  in  Ipswich,  about  1648;  married  in  Ipswich,  10  Nov., 
1673  (Ct.  R.),  Mary,  oldest  child  of  Thomas  Wood  (220)  of  Rowley. 
She,  as  “Mr.  Jewts  (Chute’s)  wife”  (unnamed)  was  admitted  to  Row- 
ley  Church,  —  Apr.,  1695  (Ch.  R.).  Mary  Chute  was  dismissed,  13 
Oct.,  1706,  from  Rowley  Church  to  the  church  in  Byfield  Parish 
(Ch.  R.). 

He  was  administrator  of  his  father’s  estate,  3:  9  mo.  1691  (Essex 
Probate,  304:  397).  In  a  deed  to  John  Wainwright,  dated  20  Dec., 
1692,  he  mentions  his  “late  Father  James  Chute  deceased,  yt  he  is  the 
only  son,  heir  &  administrator  unto”  and  conveys  his  homestead  in 
Ipswich  to  Wainwright  (Essex  Deeds,  5  Ips. :  551). 

By  deed,  dated  18  Jan.,  1692-3,  his  brother,  Joseph  Jewett  of  Row- 
ley,  conveys  to  James  Chewte  of  Ipswich,  husbandman,  128  acres  in 
Rowley,  bounded  on  one  side  by  the  Newbury  line,  on  the  other  side 
“by  ye  plane  called  Ry  plane”  (Essex  Deeds,  30:  176).  He  soon  moved 
to  Rowley  making  this  land  his  homestead.  By  deed,  dated  17  Jan., 
1708-9,  James  Chute  of  Rowley  conveys  to  son  Lionel  Chute,  as  his 
share  or  “portion  of  my  estate  or  my  fathers  by  any  entail  or  aliena¬ 
tion  whatsoever,”  about  30  acres  of  the  farm  “I  bought  of  Capt.  Joseph 
Jewett”  (Essex  Deeds,  28:  34). 

By  deed,  dated  14  Feb.,  1715-16,  he  conveys  his  homestead  of  90 
acres,  bought  of  Joseph  Jewett  as  above,  to  his  son,  James  Chute,  to 
enjoy  one-half  at  once  and  the  other  half  not  “untill  my  death  and 
the  death  of  his  mother”  (Essex  Deeds,  30:  168).  In  this  deed  he 
mentions  “land  which  I  sold  to  my  son  Andrew  Stickney  and  .  .  . 
land  I  gave  my  son  Lionell  Chewte.” 

By  deed,  dated  12  June,  1729,  James  Chute,  Sr.,  of  Rowley,  con¬ 
veys  to  his  daughter,  Elizabeth,  wife  of  Henry  Lunt,  land  in  Rowley 
to  hold  for  her  life,  then  to  her  children  which  she  had  by  “her  late 
husband  Andrew  Stickne  late  of  Rowley,  deceased.”  Also  mentions 
“my  grandson  Amos  Stickney”  (Essex  Deeds,  43:  125). 

No  record  of  the  death  of  James  Chute  nor  of  the  death  of  his  wife, 
Mary,  is  found. 

Children  born  in  Ipswich  (Ct.  E.)  : 

39-1.  Mary, 4  b.  16  Sept.,  1674  ;  m.  in  Newbury,  7  Mar.,  1693-4,  John  Cheney 
of  Newbury.  He  d.  2  Sept.,  1750;  aged  84*4  years  (Rowley  Sec. 
Ch.  R.).  She  d.  10  Sept.,  1750  (Rowley  Sec.  Ch.  R.). 

39-2.  Elizabeth,  b.  22  June,  1676  ;  ra.  Andrew  Stickney  (189-20). 

39-3.  Ann,  b.  9  Oct.,  1679;  m.  in  Newbury,  5  Jan.,  1708-9,  Ichabod  Cheney 
of  Newbury. 

39-4.  Lionel,  b.  15  Apr.,  1681 ;  m.  Hannah  Cheney. 

39-5.  James,  b.  14  June,  1686  ;  m.  Mary  Thurston. 

39-6.  Thomas,  b.  30  Jan.,  1690  ;  m.  in  Boston,  11  Dec.,  1712,  Mary  Curtis; 

lived  in  Marblehead  and  was  a  tailor.  He  moved  with  his  family, 
in  1737,  to  Maine,  and  died  in  Windham,  Me.,  1771  (Chute  Gen.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

39-7.  Martha,  b.  15  Feb.,  1693;  m.  15  Apr.,  1712,  Josiah  Smith  of  Newbury. 
39-8.  Ruth,  b.  2  Nov.,  1695;  m.  (int.  in  Rowley,  15  Nov.,  1718)  William 
Hines  of  Marblehead.  “Widow  Ruth  Hinds  died  Apr.  30,  1776,  (she 
mov’d  in  fm  M  head)  Aged  80  years”  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 


74  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

39-9.  Hannah,  b.  8  July,  1700;  m.  9  Apr.,  1723,  Timothy  Jackman  of 
Newbury. 


39-4.  Lionel4  Chute  ( James  39;  James  of  Ipswich ;  Lionel  of 
Ipswich),  born  in  Ipswich,  15  Apr.,  1681  (Ct.  Rec.)  ;  married  in  Row- 
ley,  10  Dec.,  1702,  Anna  (Hannah),  daughter  of  Peter  Cheney  of  New¬ 
bury,  where  she  was  born  12  Sept.,  1683.  Her  sister,  Lydia,  married 
Jeremiah  Poore  (152-3). 

The  last  record  of  Lionel  or  his  wife,  Anna  (Hannah),  is  his  deed 
to  Maximilian  and  Seth  Jewett,  whereby  he  conveyed  all  his  land  in 
Rowley,  dated  26  Mar.,  1729-30. 

Children : 

39-10.  Jemima, 5  bp.  19  Dec.,  1703  ;  m.  Samuel  Jewett  (103-21). 

39-11.  Mary,  m.  (int.  24  Sept.,  1726)  Jonathan  Core  of  Weston. 

From  Byfield  Church  Record: 

39-12.  Lydia,  bp.  29  Jan.,  1709-10. 

39-13.  Sarah,  bp.  27  June,  1714 ;  m.  in  Haverhill,  15  Oct.,  1730,  Benjamin 
Philbrick  of  “Hamstead,”  N.  H. 

39-14.  Samuel,  bp.  25  May,  1718 ;  d.  soon. 

39-15.  John,  bp.  19  June,  1720.  Perhaps  the  John  Chute*  whose  son 
Samuel  was  bp.  in  Haverhill,  7  Aug.  1748  (Haverhill  Sec.  Ch.  B.). 

39-16.  Samuel,  bp.  5  Aug.,  1722. 

39-17.  Hannah,  bp.,  12  July,  1724 ;  m.  7  July,  1743,  Jonathan  Coburn  of 
Haverhill  (Cheney  Gen.). 

39-18.  Elizabeth,  bp.  10  Apr.,  1726  ;  m.  in  Newbury,  24  Feb.,  1746-7,  Enoch 
Noyes  of  Newbury. 

39-5.  Dea.  James4  Chute  ( James  39;  James  of  Ipswich;  Lionel 
of  Ipswich),  born  in  Ipswich,  13  June,  1686;  married  in  Rowley,  26 
Jan.,  1715-6,  Mary,  daughter  of  Daniel  and  Mary  (Dresser  58-7) 
Thurston  (199)  of  Newbury.  She  died  12  Aug.,  1760,  aged  67  years. 
“She  was  a  very  useful  woman  as  a  midwife,  &  as  she  lived  desired, 
so  died  much  lamented”  (Byfield  Ch.  R.).  He  married  (2)  30  Mar., 
1761,  Sarah  (Hale),  widow  of  Joseph  Pearson  (140-16).  She  died 
9  May,  1762,  aged  69  years. 

Her  will,  dated  4  May,  1762,  mentions  husband;  son-in-law  Daniel 
Chute  (Chewte)  and  daughter-in-law  Ruth  Searle;  son-in-law  Capt. 
John  Pearson;  niece  Hannah  Little;  cousins  John  Frazer  and  Jesse 
Frazer,  sons  of  John  Frazer;  granddaughter-in-law  Judith  Chute;  son- 
in-law  Capt.  John  Pearson,  residuary  legatee  and  executor  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate,  339:  9). 

He  married  (3)  (int.  30  Oct.,  1762)  Hannah  Chase  of  Newbury. 
He  was  chosen  deacon  of  the  Byfield  Church,  20  June,  1744,  and  died 
31  Jan.,  1769  (G.  S.  Byfield).  His  widow,  Hannah,  died  6  Dec., 
1776,  “nearly”  82  years  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

*  John  Chuet  m.  26  Nov.,  1745,  Judith  Foster.  They  had  children:  Samuel,  b. 
16:  1  mo.  1746;  John,  b.  7:  4  mo.  1748;  Anna,  b.  16:  9  mo.  1749;  John,  b.  9:  4  mo. 
1752;  Benjamin,  b.  27:  7  mo.  1754;  Thomas,  b.  13:  3  mo.  1757;  Sarah,  b.  3:  11  mo. 
1758  (Hist,  of  Hampstead,  N.  H.).  Descendants  claim  this  to  be  John  Chute 
(39-15). 


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Children  born  in  Kowley : 

39-19.  Mary, s  b.  8  Nov.,  1716;  m.  Mark  Jewett  (100-68). 

39-20.  Ruth,  b.  27  Aug1.,  1720;  m.  Joseph  Searle  (170-10). 

39-21.  Daniel,  b.  6  May,  1722 ;  m.  Hannah  Adams. 

39-22.  James,  b.  12  May,  1725. 

39-23.  David,  bp.  1  Jan.,  1726-7  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

39-21.  Capt.  Daniel5  Chute  ( Dea .  James  39-5;  James  39;  James 
of  Ipswich;  Lionel  of  Ipswich),  born  6  May,  1722;  married  in  New¬ 
bury,  20  Apr.,  1743,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Richard  and  Susanna  Adams; 
died  in  Rowley,  6  Jan.,  1805  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

His  will,  dated  3  Sept.,  1793,  mentions  wife,  Hannah;  son  James 
to  have  the  farm  in  Rowley  near  Byfield  meeting-house,  “that  was 
given  by  my  Hond  Father,  deceased”;  son  David;  son  Daniel;  daugh¬ 
ters  Mary  Colman  and  Hannah  Parish;  granddaughters  Susanna  Col- 
man  and  Judith  Thurston;  sons  James  and  David,  executors  (Essex 
Probate,  372:  365).  His  widow,  Hannah,  died  28  Apr.,  1812,  in  the 
90th  year  of  her  age  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

39-24.  Judith, s  b.  20  Jan.,  1743-4;  m.  in  Newbury,  4  Feb.,  1768,  Daniel 
Thurston. 

39-25.  James,  b.  6  Jan.,  1745-6;  d.  25  Jan.,  1749-50. 

39-26.  David,  b.  28  Dec.,  1747 ;  cl.  25  Jan.,  1749-50. 

39-27.  Susanna,  d.  20  Jan.,  1749,  an  infant. 

39-28.  James,  b.  16  Feb.  1751-2;  m.  Mehitable  Thurston. 

39-29.  David,  d.  20  May,  1753,  aged  4  months. 

39-30.  Daniel,  b.  25  July,  1754;  d.  12  Aug.,  1760. 

39-31.  David,  b.  19  Aug.,  1756  ;  m.  Ruth  Searle  (170-65). 

39-32.  Richard,  b.  4  Aug.,  1758  ;  d.  3  Aug.,  1760. 

39-33.  Daniel,  b.  28  Sept.,  1760;  m.  in  Newbury,  11  Dec.,  1781,  Mary  Stimp- 
son  of  Newbury;  residence  (1800)  in  Reading,  where  he  died 
22  Mar.,  1843  (G.  S.  Reading). 

39-34.  Mary,  b.  8  Dec.,  1762 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  29  June,  1780,  Benjamin 
Colman,  Jr.,  of  Newbury. 

39-35.  Hannah,  bp.  28  Apr.,  1765  ;  m.  17  July,  1792,  Rev.  Ariel  Parish  of 
Manchester. 


39-28.  Dea.  James6  Chute  (Capt.  Daniel  39-21;  Dea.  James  39- 
5;  James  39;  James  of  Ipswich;  Lionel  of  Ipswich),  born  16  Feb., 
1751-2;  married  13  June,  1775,  Mehitable,  daughter  of  Richard  and 
Mehitable  (Jewett  100-67)  Thurston.  She  was  born  in  Rowley,  25 
Sept.,  1753,  and  died  18  Oct.,  1819. 

He  resided  in  Boxford  from  1781  until  about  1791,  then  removed 
to  Rowley  where  he  was  chosen  deacon  of  the  Byfield  Church,  7  Mar., 
1795.  He  died  28  Apr.,  1825,  in  Madison,  Indiana  (Chute  Gen.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley  (Boxford  Record)  : 

39-36.  Betty,7  b.  28  Dec.,  1776  ;  m.  8  Dec,,  1796,  Daniel  Hale,  Jr.,  of  New¬ 
bury. 

39-37.  Richard,  b.  3  Sept.,  1778  ;  m.  Dorothy  Pearson  (140-201). 


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39-38.  Hannah,  b.  21  Aug.,  1780;  m.  (int.  20  Oct.,  1797)  John  Poor.  They 
settled  in  Jefferson  Co.,  Ohio  (Poore  Gen.). 

Born  in  Boxford : 

39-39.  Heritable,  b.  23  June,  1782  ;  m.  2  Oct.,  1800,  Jonathan  Elliot  of 
Newbury. 

39-40.  Eunice,  b.  6  Dec.,  1783;  m.  18  Sept.,  1806,  Joseph  Hale,  Jr.,  of  Salem; 
d.  20  June,  1868  (G.  S.  ByfLeld). 

39-41.  Mary,  b.  5  Jan.,  1786;  m.  8  June,  1808,  Jeremiah  Colman  of  New¬ 
bury  port. 

39-42.  Daniel,  b.  4  June,  1787;  Dartmouth  Coll.,  1810;  settled  in  Madison, 
Indiana  (Chute  Gen.). 

39-43.  James,  b.  15  Nov.,  1788;  Dartmouth  Coll.,  1813;  minister  at  Fort 
Wayne,  Indiana  (Gage). 

39-31.  David6  Chute  ( Capt .  Daniel  39-21;  Dea.  James  39-5; 
James  39;  James  of  Ipsivich ;  Lionel  of  Ipsivich),  born  19  Aug.,  1756; 
married  28  Apr.,  1785,  Ruth,  daughter  of  John  Searle  (170-22).  His 
home  was  in  Byfield  Parish,  in  that  part  of  Rowley  set  off  and  incor¬ 
porated  as  Georgetown,  1838,  where  he  died  —  Sept.,  1843.  His  will, 
dated  29  Aug.,  1836,  mentions  himself  as  of  Rowley;  wife,  Ruth: 
daughter  Sophia  Chute  to  have  property  in  trust  to  support  son  Daniel 
Chute;  daughter  Sally  Poor  to  have  her  portion  free  from  control  of 
her  husband;  daughters  Judith  Clark  and  Hannah  Peabody;  son-in- 
law  James  Peabody,  executor  (Essex  Probate,  412:  353).  His  widow, 
Ruth,  died  in  Georgetown,  15  Feb.,  1847. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

39-44.  Sally,!  b.  23  June,  1794;  m.  2  Jan.,  1833,  Enoch  Poor;  d.  in  George¬ 
town. 

39-45.  Sophia,  b.  23  Nov.,  1797 ;  d.  in  Georgetown ;  unm. 

39-46.  Judith,  b.  25  May,  1800 ;  m.  27  Feb.,  1834,  Jeremiah  Clark. 

39-47.  Hannah,  b.  5  Nov.,  1801;  m.  10  Apr.,  1827,  James  Peabody;  d.  1889 
(G.  S.  Bytield) . 

39-48.  Mary,  twin,  b.  27  Apr.,  1809  ;  d.  young. 

39-49.  David,  twin,  b.  27  Apr.,  1809;  d.  26  Jan.,  1833  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

39-50.  Daniel,  b.  16  Oct.,  1812.  See  will  above. 

39-37.  Richard7  Chute  (Dea.  James  39-28;  Capt.  Daniel  39-21; 
Dea.  James  39-5;  James  39;  James  of  Ipswich;  Lionel  of  Ipswich ), 
born  3  Sept.,  1778 ;  married  in  Newbury,  17  Oct.,  1805,  Dorothy, 
daughter  of  Benjamin  Pearson  (140-130)  of  Newbury.  He  died  in 
St.  Louis,  Mo.,  24  Oct.,  1820  (Rowley  R.).  Administration  granted 
6  Mar.,  1821,  to  his  widow,  Dorothy  (Essex  Probate,  19:  155).  She 
died  in  Sharon,  Mass.,  8  May,  1870,  buried  in  Newburyport. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

39-51.  Alexander, s  b.  27  Sept.,  1806;  m.  Martha  Gould;  d.  in  Newburyport, 
12  Oct.,  1841. 

39-52.  Ariel  Parish,  b.  16  May,  1809  ;  Bowdoin  Coll.,  1832.  Minister  at 
Pownal,  Me.  (Gage)  ;  m.  Sarah  Chandler  of  Boston;  d.  in  Sharon, 
Dec.,  1887. 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

39-53.  Betsey,  b.  7  July,  1810;  cl.  in  Newburyport,  27  Oct.,  1856  ;  unm. 

Her  will,  dated  2  Feb.,  1854,  mentions  mother,  Dorothy  Chute,  to 
have  all  the  estate ;  brother  Benjamin  P.  Chute,  of  Newburyport, 
merchant,  to  be  executor  (Essex  Probate,  418:615). 

39-54.  Andrew,  b.  11  Apr.,  1814;  m.  in  Bangor,  Me.,  30  Sept.,  1836,  Anne 
Maria  Perry  of  Orland,  Me. ;  d.  in  Newburyport,  9  July,  1890. 

39-55.  Benjamin  Pearson,  b.  13  May,  1816;  Bowdoin  Coll.,  1840;  d.  in 
Newburyport,  25  Jan.,  1895  ;  unm. 

CLARKE  CLARK 

41.  Richard1  Clarke  married  —  6  mo.  1643,  Alice  - ;  the 

second  couple  married  in  Rowley.  We  find  no  record  of  their  deaths. 
He  bought  the  house  lot  of  Thomas  Elithorp  (63),  on  Bradford  Street. 
His  will,  dated  7  Feb.,  1673-4,  proved  31  Mar.,  1674,  mentions  only 
son,  John,  and  daughter  Esther  Hopkinson,  and  that  he  has  but  small 
estate  (Essex  Probate). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

41-1.  Judah, 2  b.  5  :  4  mo.  1644;  bur,  28  July,  1660. 

41-2.  Hester,  b.  10:  8  mo.  1645;  m.  Jonathan  Hopkinson  (91-2). 

41-3.  Mary,  b.  22:  10  mo.  1648;  bur.  14  June,  1660. 

41-4.  John,  b.  26:  1  mo.  1650;  m.  Mary  Poore. 

41-5.  Martha,  b.  10  :  1  mo.  1656 ;  bur.  16  June,  1660. 

41-4.  John2  Clarke  (Richard  41),  born  26:  1  mo.  1650;  married 
10  Jan.,  1672-3,  Mary,  daughter  of  John  Poore,  Sr.,  of  Newbury 
(Poore  Gen.).  She  died  10  Sept.,  1726.  He  died  21  Dec.,  1736,  “A 
good  old  man”  (Ch.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

41-6.  Sarah, 3  b.  7  Sept.,  1675;  m.  19  June,  1696,  James  Ordway  of  New¬ 
bury. 

41-7.  Richard,  b.  10  Nov.,  1677  ;  m.  Abigail  Wicom  (217-14). 

41-8.  John,  b.  4  Nov.,  1679;  d.  14  Aug.,  1702. 

41-9.  Judah,  b.  7  Feb.,  1681-2;  m.  Hannah  Kilborne  (106-14). 

41-10.  Mary,  b.  8  Feb.,  1683-4;  m.  Joseph  Kilborne  (106-9). 

41-11.  Hester,  b.  23  Mar.,  1685-6  ;  d.  25  Sept.,  1726 ;  unm. 

41-12.  Martha,  b.  23  Mar.,  1687-8  ;  bur.  22  Apr.,  1688. 

41-13.  Ebenezer,  b.  28  Feb.,  1688-9;  m.  Lydia  Dresser  (58-29). 

41-14.  Jonathan,  b.  17  Sept.,  1691;  m.  Jane  Pingree  (146-4). 

41-15.  Joseph,  twin,  b.  and  d.  12  Oct.,  1693. 

41-16.  Benjamin,  twin,  b.  and  d.  12  Oct.,  1693. 

41-7.  Richard3  Clarke  ( John  41-4;  Richard  41),  born  10  Nov., 
1677;  married  2  Dec.,  1702,  Abigail,  daughter  of  John  Wicom  (217- 
3).  She  died  17  Oct.,  1722.  He  married  (2)  9  Aug.,  1727,  Abigail, 
daughter  of  Joseph  Kilborne  (106-2).  He  died  11  July,  1730,  “by 
ye  small  pox”*  (Ch.  R.).  His  will,  dated  2  July,  1730,  mentions  wife, 
Abigail;  sons  Simon  and  Ebenezer,  who  are  given  nearly  all  the  estate, 
but  “are  obliged  to  maintain  my  son  Richard  Clark  out  of  my  estate 
during  his  natural  life  and  to  bury  him  decently”;  son  John  Clark  and 


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daughter  Abigail  Clark  (Essex  Probate,  321:  151).  His  widow,  Abi¬ 
gail,  married  (2)  11  June,  1734,  Anthony  Attwood,  who  died  12  June, 
1761,  “near  80  years  old”  (Ch.  R.).  She  died  16  Hoy.,  1773. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

41-17.  Abigail,*  b.  8  Aug.,  1704 ;  m.  4  Apr.,  1733,  Daniel  Woodbury. 

41-18.  John,  b.  28  July,  1706  ;  prob.  d.  before  Oct.,  1734. 

41-19.  An  infant,  d.  19  Aug.,  1708. 

41-20.  Richard,  b.  7  Sept.,  1709;  d.  23  Jan.,  1772  ;  unm. 

41-21.  Thomas,  b.  5  Aug.,  1711 :  d.  15  Aug.,  1711. 

41-22.  An  infant,  d.  5  Sept.,  1712. 

41-23.  Simon,  b.  4  Nov.,  1717  (?)  (prob.  1714)  ;  m.  (int.  13  May,  1738) 
Ruth  Taylor  of  Scituate.  They  settled  in  Stafford,  Conn. 

41-24.  Ebenezer,  b.  19  Oct.,  1717 ;  m.  in  Mansfield,  Conn.,  2  Sept.,  1740, 
Ann  Dimmick  of  Mansfield,  where  they  settled. 

41-25.  A  child,  d.  24  Mar.,  1728-9. 

41-26.  A  child,  d.  24  June,  1730,  “by  ye  smallpox”*  (Ch.  R.). 

41-9.  Judah3  Clarke  ( John  41-4;  Richard  41),  born  7  Feb., 
1681-2;  married  5  Apr.,  1704,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Samuel  Kilborne 
(106-4).  She  died  28  Jan.,  1713-4.  He  married  (2)  1  Feb.,  1714-5, 
Ruth,  daughter  of  Sergt.  Caleb  Boynton  (22-3)  and  moved  to  Lex¬ 
ington. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

41-27.  Jonathan,4  b.  17  May,  1705. 

41-28.  Hannah,  b.  9  Sept.,  1708 ;  m.  9  Mar.,  1724-5,  Daniel  Foster.  They 
were  dismissed,  Apr.,  1747,  from  Rowley  Church  to  Harvard. 

41-29.  Mercy,  b.  5  Nov.,  1709.  She  was  dismissed,  26  Nov.,  1738,  from 
Rowley  Church  “to  ye  church  at  Acton  newly  gathered”  (Ch.  R.). 

41-30.  Judah,  b.  2  Oct.,  1711. 

41-31.  An  infant,  d.  5  Oct.,  1716. 

41-32.  Ruth,  bp.  12  Jan.,  1717-8. 

41-33.  Jeremiah,  bp.  4  Feb.,  1721-2. 

41-34.  A  child,  d.  24  Mar.,  1728-9. 

41-13.  Ebenezer3  Clarke  ( John  41-4;  Richard  41),  born  28 
Feb.,  1688-9;  married  14  Oct.,  1713,  Lydia,  daughter  of  John  Dresser 
(58-6).  His  home  was  in  Ipswich  near  the  Rowley  line.  He  died  28 
Apr.,  1716  (G.  S.).  The  account  of  the  administratrix,  “Lydia  Clark 
alias  Pickard,”  was  presented  to  court,  4  Nov.,  1717  (Essex  Probate, 
312:  121).  His  widow,  Lydia,  married  (2)  Samuel  Pickard  (145-21). 

Child : 

41-35.  Mary,4  bp.  in  Rowley,  17  Oct.,  1714. 

41-14.  Jonathan3  Clarke  (John  41-4;  Richard  41),  born  17 
Sept.,  1691;  married  17  Dec.,  1716,  Jane,  daughter  of  Aaron  Pingree 
(146) ;  died  19  Jan.,  1765.  She  died  8  Aug.,  1770.  His  home  in  Row- 

*  Richard  Clark  (41-7)  and  his  child  (41-26)  are  buried  near  the  stone  wall,  a 
few  rods  west  of  the  Chaplin-Clarke  House,  now  (1932)  owned  by  the  S.  P.  N.  E.  A. 
The  location  of  their  graves  is  indicated  by  rough  field  stones  without  inscriptions. 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts  79 

ley  was  on  Bradford  Street.  The  house  is  now  (1932)  owned  by  the 

S.  P.  N.  E.  A. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

41-36.  Mary, 4  b.  26  Nov.,  1718;  m.  Jeremiah  Ellsworth  (64-7). 

41-37.  Aaron,  b.  25  Feb.,  1722-3  ;  m.  Johanna  Blake. 

41-38.  Moses,  b.  2  Dec.,  1727  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Pickard  (145-53). 

41-37.  Aaron4  Clarke  ( Jonathan  41-14;  John  41-4;  Richard  41 ), 
born  25  Feb.,  1722-3;  married  2  Nov.,  1741,  Johanna  Blake  of  Ipswich; 
died  10  Mar.,  1742-3  (G.  S.).  His  widow,  Johanna,  married  (2) 
Isaac  Kilbourne  (106-65). 

Child : 

41-39.  Sarah, s  d.  16  Sept.,  1742. 

41-38.  Dea.  Moses4  Clark  ( Jonathan  41-14;  John  41-4;  Richard 
41),  born  2  Dec.,  1727;  married  10  Jan.,  1750-1,  Elizabeth,  daughter 
of  Moses  Pickard  (145-23).  She  died  —  Apr.,  1775.  His  home  in 
Rowley  was  the  homestead  of  his  father.  He  was  chosen  deacon  of 
Rowley  Church,  15  May,  1769,  and  died  20  Apr.,  1791.  His  will, 
dated  22  Mar.,  1791,  mentions  himself  as  of  Rowley;  son  Moses  to 
have  one  half  his  real  estate;  son  Aaron  to  have  the  other  half;  daugh¬ 
ter  Jane  Pickard  (Essex  Probate,  361:  302). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

41-40.  Mary, s  b.  9  Mar.,  1755  ;  m.  19  Nov.,  1778,  Moses  Richards;  d.  7  July, 
1779. 

41-41.  Jane,  b.  26  July,  1757;  m.  John  Pickard  (145-89). 

41-42.  Moses,  b.  30  June,  1761;  m.  Elizabeth  Scott  (168-48). 

41-43.  Lydia,  b.  17  Oct.,  1763  ;  d.  30  Mar.,  1787 ;  unm. 

41-44.  Aaron,  b.  20  Feb.,  1766  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Dresser  (58-126). 

41-42.  Moses5  Clark  (Dea.  Moses  41-38;  Jonathan  41-14;  John 
41-4;  Richard  41),  born  30  June,  1761;  married  18  Mar.,  1784,  Eliza¬ 
beth,  daughter  of  Samuel  Scott  (168-38).  He  died  10  Aug.,  1833 
(1834,  G.  S.).  She  died  7  July,  1850  (G.  S.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

41-45.  Moses, e  d.  —  Aug.,  1785,  aged  1  mo. 

41-46.  Elizabeth,  d.  —  Aug.,  1789,  aged  11  mos. 

41-47.  Elizabeth,  b.  28  Mar.,  1791;  m.  Joseph  M.  Jewett  (100-239). 

41-48.  An  infant,  d.  25  June,  1795,  aged  3  weeks. 

41-49.  An  infant,  d.  25  Sept.,  1796,  aged  3  weeks. 

41-50.  Dolly,  b.  22  Mar.,  1799;  m.  14  Nov.,  1822,  Edward  Smith;  d.  31  July, 
1877. 

41-51.  Mary,  d.  6  July,  1803,  aged  6  weeks. 

41-44.  Aaron5  Clark  {Dea.  Moses  41-38;  Jonathan  41-14;  John 
41-4;  Richard  41),  born  20  Feb.,  1766;  married  17  Nov.,  1794,  Eliza¬ 
beth,  daughter  of  Joseph  Dresser  (58-101).  She  died  5  Feb.,  1830. 
He  died  24  Sept.,  1839.  His  home  in  Rowley  was  on  Bradford  Street, 
near  Prospect  Hill  and  was  also  the  homestead  of  his  father. 


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Children  born  in  Rowle}^ : 

41-52.  Moses, 6  b.  4  Sept.,  1795  ;  d.  18  Apr.,  1883  ;  unm.  He  was  born,  lived 
and  died  in  the  house  where  his  grandfather,  Dea.  Moses,  was  born. 
41-53.  Mary,  b.  21'  Dec.,  1796;  d.  17  Jan.,  1831;  unm. 

41-54.  Aaron,  b.  24  Aug.,  1798;  m.  twice;  d.  24  May,  1879,  without  issue. 
41-55.  Lydia,  b.  4  Nov.,  1801 ;  d.  young. 

41-56.  Elizabeth,  b.  6  Jan.,  1803  or  4 ;  m.  2  June,  1847,  Alexander  Potter 
of  Ipswich;  d.  3  Mar.,  1888,  in  Rowley. 

41-57.  Hannah  Dickinson,  b.  7  Sept.,  1806  ;  m.  25  Mar.,  1828,  John  Foster; 
d.  in  Georgetown,  3  Dec.,  1890. 

41-58.  Joseph  Dresser,  twin,  b.  2  Aug.,  1808 ;  m.  Feb.,  1833,  Sarah  M.,  dau. 

of  George  and  Deborah  (Chapman)  Howe.  She  was  b.  27  Feb., 
1810,  and  d.  10  Dec.,  1860.  He  d.  25  Mar.,  1864. 

41-59.  Jane,  twin,  b.  2  Aug.,  1808  ;  d.  4  Aug.,  1894 ;  unm. 

41-60.  Irene,  b.  27  Aug.,  1811;  d.  13  May,  1884;  unm. 

41- 61.  John  Pickard,  b.  25  June,  1815  ;  d.  12  Oct.,  1892  ;  unm. 

COLBY 

42.  Isaac2  Colby^  son  of  Anthony,1  was  born  in  Salisbury,  6 : 
5  mo.  (July),  1640;  married  Martha,  daughter  of  Dea.  Francis  Parrat 
(136).  They  lived  in  Haverhill  and  probably  elsewhere  until  1677 
when  they  removed  to  Eowley.  She  was  admitted  to  Rowley  Church 
2  Feb.,  1678.  His  house  in  Roivley  was  on  the  site  now  (1932)  occu¬ 
pied  by  the  house  of  William  A.  Foss.  The  house  lot  was  the  original 
lot  laid  out  to  Francis  Parrat  (136). 

His  will,  dated  29  Mar.,  1684,  proved  15  Apr.,  1684,  mentions  him¬ 
self  as  of  Rowley;  wife,  Martha,  brother,  Samuel  Colby;  eldest  son, 
Anthony  Colby;  other  children,  not  named  (Essex  Probate,  304-78). 

The  return  of  the  division  of  his  real  estate  in  Rowley,  Salisbury, 
Amesbury  and  Haverhill,  was  made  7  May,  1728,  showing  children  as 
below  (Essex  Probate,  316:  58-64).  His  widow,  Martha,  died  in 
Amesbury,  13  July,  1730  (Hoyt). 

Children : 

42- 1.  Anthony, 3  b.  in  Haverhill,  24  Jan.,  1669;  m.  23  Oct.,  1701,  Mary 

Currier.  The  births  of  four  children  are  recorded  in  Haverhill. 
42-2.  Elizabeth,  b.  in  Haverhill,  30  Oct.,  1671 ;  m.  11  Apr.,  1692,  Henry 
Dow  of  Haverhill. 

42-3.  Martha,  b.  in  Haverhill,  7  Feb.,  1672-3  (Norfolk  Co.  R.)  ;  prob.  d. 
young. 

42-4.  Sarah,  b.  in  Haverhill,  28  Jan.,  1674-5;  m.  Samuel  Silver  (179). 

42-5.  Dorothy,  b.  in  Rowley,  15  June,  1677 ;  m.  in  Amesbury,  20  Jan., 
1703-4,  Samuel  Hadley  of  Amesbury. 

42-6.  Isaac,  b.  in  Rowley,  15  July,  1680;  m.  23  Sept.,  1706,  Mary  Fowler 
of  Amesbury ;  residence,  Amesbury. 

42-7.  Abraham,  b.  in  Rowley,  7  Oct.,  1683 ;  m.  21  Nov.,  1712,  Sarah  Buck- 
man  of  Newbury.  He  was  then  of  Rowley  but  soon  removed  to 
Amesbury. 

42-8.  Rebecca,  m.  in  Amesbury,  6  Jan.,  1706,  Jeremiah  Fowler  of  Ames¬ 
bury.  “Augst  18  1714  were  dismissed  to  ye  chh  in  Almsbury 
Abrah.  Coleby,  Sara  Silver,  Dorothy  Hadley,  Rebecca  Fowler” 
(Rowley  Ch.  R.). 


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COLE 

43.  “Rebeka  Cole,  Mrs.  Bennets  child,”  baptized  in  Rowley 
Church,  12  July,  1696. 

COLMAN  COLEMAN 

44.  Tobia2  Colman,  son  of  Thomas1  and  Susannah  Colman  of 
Newbury,  was  born  in  Newbury,  1638  (Savage).  He  was  chosen  a 
“warner  of  town  meetings”  in  Rowley,  16  Dec.,  1653.  He  married 
16  Apr.,  1668,  Lydia,  daughter  of  Nicholas  Jackson  (98),  and  removed 
to  Newbury  about  1673. 

In  a  deed,  dated  17  Dec.,  1696,  he  calls  himself  “ye  son  of  Thomas 
Coleman  of  ye  said  Newbury  deceased  &  am  alsoe  administrator  to  ye 
estate  of  my  said  father”  (Essex  Deeds,  11:  215). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

44-1.  Jabez,3  b.  27  Mar.,  1668  (17  Mar.,  1668-9,  Ct.  R.). 

44-2.  Sarah,  b.  17  June,  1670;  m.  “Migliell”  Hopkinson  (91-11). 

44-3.  Thomas,  b.  26  Mar.,  1672  ;  m.  —  Jan.,  1701-2,  Phebe  Pearson  (140-42). 

Their  son,  John,  bp.  in  Rowley,  16  Apr.,  1704,  and  dau.,  Sarah,  bp. 
20  Oct.,  1706. 

44-4.  Judith,  bp.  3  Oct.,  1686. 

And  probably : 

44- 5.  Deborah,  d.  14  Mar.,  1730-1,  “an  old  maid”  (Ch.  R.). 

COOPER 

45.  Peter1  Cooper  came  in  the  ship  “Susan  and  Ellin,”  Edward  ' 
Payne,  master,  from  London,  —  Apr.,  1635;  then  28  years  of  age 
(Pope).  It  is  not  certain  where  he  resided  before  he  came  to  Rowley 
in  1639.  He  had  an  acre  and  half  house  lot  on  Bradford  Street,  1643, 
He  was  buried  15  Jan.,  1667-8.  His  will,  dated  3  Jan.,  1667-8,  men¬ 
tions  wife,  Emm;  son  Samuel;  daughters  Mary  How,  Deborah  and 
Sarah  Cooper  (Essex  Probate).  His  widow,  Emm  or  Ame,  was  buried 
18  Apr.,  1689. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

45- 1.  Mary, 2  b.  2  :  4  mo.  1642;  m.  John  Dorman  of  Topsfield ;  m.  (2)  John 

How  of  Topsfield;  d.  2  Mar.,  1676  (Ct.  R.). 

45-2.  Samuel,  b.  8  :  12  mo.  1646;  m.  Mary  Harriman  (78-5). 

45-3.  Deborah,  b.  30:  6  mo.  1650;  m.  Samuel  Haseltine  (84-1). 

45-4.  Sarah,  b.  14:  6  mo.  1652;  prob.  m.  in  Newbury,  3  Jan.,  1676-7, 
Edmund  Moors  of  Newbury. 

45-2.  Samuel2  Cooper  ( Peter  45),  born  8  :12  mo.  1646;  married 
25  June,  1691,  Mary,  daughter  of  Leonard  Harriman  (78)  ;  died  25 
May,  1727.  His  will,  dated  17  May,  1727,  mentions  wife  (unnamed) ; 
sons  Samuel,  Moses  and  Leonard;  daughter,  Mary  Cooper  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate,  315:  541).  His  widow,  Mary,  died  7  Oct.,  1732. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

45-5.  Samuel, 3  b.  7  Mar.,  1691-2;  m.  Mary  Hobson  (89-10). 


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45-6.  Mary,  b.  10  Nov.,  1693;  m.  Moses  Hopkinson  (91-23). 

45-7.  Peter,  b.  7  Mar.,  1695  ;  “drowned  12  Ang.,  1715”  (Ch.  E.). 

45  -  8.  Hannah,  b.  10  Apr.,  1701 ;  d.  25  Sept.,  1705. 

45-9.  Moses,  b.  19  Apr.,  1703;  m.  Phebe  Jewett  (100-56). 

45-10.  Leonard,  b.  13  Mar.,  1706-7;  m.  Sarah  Platts  (148-17). 

45-5.  Samuel3  Cooper  ( Samuel  45-2;  Peter  45),  born  7  Mar., 
1691-2;  married  3  Oct.,  1734,  Mary,  daughter  of  William  Hobson 
(89-3).  She  died  19  Ang.,  1762  (Linebrook  Ch.  R.).  He  was  under 
guardianship,  1770,  and  died  before  9  Apr.,  1771  (Essex  Probate, 
346:  96). 

Children  born  in  Eowley : 

45-11.  An  infant,4  d.  25  Jan.,  1735-6. 

45-12.  Mary,  b.  20  Dec.,  1739;  d.  12  Nov.,  1815;  unm.  (G.  S.). 

45-9.  Moses3  Cooper  ( Samuel  45-2;  Peter  45),  born  19  Apr., 
1703;  married  15  May,  1729,  Phebe,  daughter  of  Stephen  Jewett  (100- 
19).  She  died  16  May,  1740,  “buried  in  Linebrook  Parish”  (Sec.  Ch.- 
R.).  He  married  (2)  in  Haverhill,  8  Apr.,  1741,  Ruth  Johnson  of 
Haverhill.  They  moved  to  Lancaster. 

Children  born  in  Eowley : 

45-13.  Moses,4  b.  18  Ang.,  1730 ;  d.  18  Feb.,  1736-7. 

45-14.  Priscilla,  b.  16  June,  1732;  d.  6  Feb.,  1736-7. 

45-15.  Elizabeth,  b.  18  Oct,,  1734;  d.  18  Feb.,  1736-7,  “All  by  the  sore 

throat  distemper.” 

45-16.  Priscilla,  b.  7  July,  1737 ;  m.  in  Lancaster,  8  June,  1758,  Thomas 
Eoss,  Jr.,  of  Lancaster.  See  will  of  Stephen  Jewett  (100-19). 

45-17,  A  child,  d.  14  Jan.,  1742-3. 

Born  in  Lancaster : 

45-18.  Euth,  b.  about  1744;  d.  27  Sept.,  1750  (G.  S.  Lancaster). 

45-19.  Leonard,  b.  about  1745  ;  d.  1  Sept.,  1750  (G.  S.  Lancaster). 

45-20.  Phebe,  b.  12  Jan.,  1748  ;  m.  (int.  in  Lancaster,  2  Jan.,  1768)  Samuel 
Sawyer  of  Templeton. 

45-10.  Leonard3  Cooper  (Samuel  45-2;  Peter  45),  born  13  Mar., 
1706-7;  married  26  June,  1729,  Sarah,  daughter  of  James  Platts 
(148-5). 

Children  born  in  Eowley : 

45-21.  Hannah,4  b.  7  Apr.,  1730;  m.  7  Nov.,  1749,  Thomas  Lull,  as  his 
second  wife;  d.  29  Sept.,  1793  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

45-22.  Peter,  b.  3  Mar.,  1731-2;  m.  Mary  Skillian. 

45-23.  Mary,  b.  18  Nov.,  1734;  m.  Jacob  Pearson  (140-77). 

45-24.  James,  b.  4  Mar.,  1737  ;  m.  Hannah  - . 

45-25.  Jedidiah,  b.  3  July,  1739. 

45-26.  Susanna,  bp.  6  May,  1742;  d.  27  June,  1742. 

45-27.  Moses,  b.  26  May,  1743;  settled  in  Gloucester. 

45-28.  Ezekiel,  b.  7  Oct.,  1745. 

45-29.  Sarah,  b.  26  Feb.,  1747-8;  m.  2  Sept.,  1766,  Israel  Smith. 

45-30.  Jesse,  b.  7  May,  1751. 

45-31.  Susanna,  b.  11  Oct.,  1753. 


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45-22.  Peter4  Cooper  ( Leonard  45-10;  Samuel  45-2;  Peter  45), 
born  3  Mar.,  1731-2;  married  in  Linebrook  Parish,  25  Dec.,  1755, 
Mary  Skillian  of  Ipswich.  He  was  a  soldier,  and  died  22  Oct.,  1759, 
“in  his  passage  from  Quebeck”  (Ch.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

45-32.  Leonard,5  b.  14  Nov.,  1756  ;  prob.  of  Pittston,  Me.,  in  1790. 

45-33.  Molly,  b.  28  Jan.,  1759. 

45-24.  James4  Cooper  (Leonard  45-10;  Samuel  45-2;  Peter  45), 
born  4  Mar.,  1737;  married  Hannah - ,  of  Gloucester. 

Child  of  record  in  Gloucester  (Kockport)  : 

45-34.  Hannah,5  bp.  30  Sept.,  1759  ;  d.  soon. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

45-35.  Hannah,  b.  26  Sept.,  1761. 

45-36.  Peter,  bp.,  20  Nov.,  1763  ;  d.  13  Apr.,  1764. 

45- 37..  Ellis,  b.  14  May,  1765. 

COUSIN  COUSSINS 

46.  Isaac1  Coussins,  “smith/’  with  his  wife,  Elizabeth,  was  in 
Rowley  about  1644,  when  he  bought  the  dwelling-house,  blacksmith’s 
shop,  and  rights  of  Edmund  Bridges  (26).  By  deed,  dated  3:  1  mo. 
1652,  he  and  his  wife,  Elizabeth,  convey  to  John  Pickard,  “carpenter,” 
his  house  and  lot,  barn  and  shop,  “the  same  that  were  sometime  good- 
man  Bridges,”  also  one  and  half  acre  of  land  “joyning”  on  west  side 
of  the  house  lot,  also  a  planting  lot  in  “Murlee  field”  on  the  south  side 
of  said  John  Pickard’s  land  (Essex  Deeds,  1  Ips. :  108,  317). 

He  received,  7  June  1652,  a  grant  of  eight  and  one-third  acres  of 
plow  land  from  the  town  of  Haverhill  and  became  their  town  black¬ 
smith.  He  may  have  left  Haverhill  before  July,  1653  (Hist,  of  Haver¬ 
hill). 

Child  born  in  Haverhill : 

46- 1.  Jacob, 2  b.  12  Sept.,  1652. 


CRESSEY 


47.  Mighill2  Cressey,  son  of  Mighill1*  of  Salem  and  Ipswich, 

*  Mighill1  Cressey,  probably  from  Kent  County,  England,  was  first  of  Salem, 
30:  4  mo.  1652  (Essex  Co.  Ct.  Files).  He  married  in  1658,  Mary,  daughter  of  John 
and  Elizabeth  Bachelder  of  that  part  of  Salem  called  “Ryal  Side,’’  now  Beverly. 
She  was  baptized  in  Salem,  19  Sept.,  1640,  and  died  in  childbed,  1659.  Mighill 
then  moved  to  Ipswich,  and  there  married  (2)  6  Apr.,  1660,  Mary,  daughter  of 
Mark  Quilter  of  Ipswich,  where  she  was  born  2  May,  1641.  He  died  in  Ipswich, 
Apr.,  1670.  His  widow,  Mary,  married  (2)  Joseph  Horsley  (93). 

Child  by  first  wife,  born  in  Salem: 

i.  John,2  b.  —  Aug.,  1659,  remained  with  his  grandfather  Bachelder  and  is  the 

ancestor  of  the  Cresseys  of  Beverly.  He  m.  Sarah,  dau.  of  John  and  Mary 
(Tredwell)  Gaines  of  Ipswich,  where  she  was  b.  23  Nov.,  1665.  He  was 
Deacon  of  the  Second  Church  in  Beverly.  He  d.  22  July,  1735  (G.  S. 
Beverly).  His  widow,  Mary,  d.  4  Apr.,  1751.  Eleven  children  of  record 
in  Beverly. 

Children,  by  second  wife,  born  in  Ipswich: 

ii.  Mighill,  b.  1  Apr.,  1661,  moved  to  Rowley,  1671. 

iii.  William,  b.  1663,  moved  to  Rowley,  1671. 

iv.  Mary,  b.  1667;  m.  Samuel  Hidden  (87-11). 


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was  born  in  Ipswich,  1  Apr.,  1661;  moved  to  Rowley,  with  his  mother, 
1671;  married  20  Aug.,  1686,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Andrew  Hidden 
(87) ;  died  5  Oct.,  1740.  She  died  15  Apr.,  1751. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

47-1.  Mtotttt.t.,3  b.  27  Feb.,  1688-9  ;  m.  (int.  30  Oct.,  1719)  Martha  Dutch 
of  Ipswich;  d.  15  July,  1720  (G.  S.).  Widow  Martha  m.  (2)  in 
Rowley,  5  Mar.  1728-9,  John  Bridges  of  Littleton.  She  was  dis¬ 
missed,  30  May,  1742,  from  Bowley  Church  to  the  church  in  Little¬ 
ton  (Ch.  R.). 

47-2.  Joseph,  b.  5  Dec.,  1690 ;  not  mentioned  in  settlement  of  father’s 
estate. 

47-3.  Sarah,  b.  7  Dec.,  1692;  m.  Benjamin  Scott  (168-13). 

47-4.  Jonathan,  b.  11  May,  1695  ;  m.  Sarah  Harris  (79-28). 

47-5.  Tamar,  b.  4  Feb.,  1697-8;  d.  29  May,  1716;  unm.  (G.  S.). 

47-6.  Abigail,  b.  15  Apr.,  1701;  m.  11  Nov.,  1720,  William  Bowse  of  Rowley. 
47-7.  David,  b.  5  Mar.,  1703-4;  m.  Hephsibah  Platts  (147-12). 

47-4.  Jonathan3  Ceessey  ( Mighill  47;  Mighill  of  Ipswich),  born 
11  May,  1695;  married  28  Mar.,  1722,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Deacon 
Timothy  Harris  (79-7).  She  died  28  July,  1723.  He  married  (2) 
in  Kittery,  Me.,  25  Oct.,  1724,  Eleanor,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Sarah 
(Crocket)  Barter  of  Kittery. 

In  1726  he  moved  to  Littleton,  having  bought,  with  John  Sawyer 
(164-9),  of  Jonathan  Prescott  of  Concord,  200  acres  of  land  in  Little¬ 
ton,  for  £600.  He  moved  to  Groton,  1744,  where  he  was  living,  1752. 

Children : 

47  -  8.  Mary, 4  d.  26  Jan.,  1722-3. 

47  -  9.  Sarah,  d.  in  Rowley,  22  Apr.,  1726. 

47-10.  Michael,  b.  in  Littleton,  10  Aug.,  1728. 

47-11.  Hepsibah,  b.  in  Littleton,  18  July,  1730. 

47-12.  Jonathan,  b.  in  Littleton,  14  May,  1732. 

47-13.  Tamar,  b.  in  Littleton,  19  Aug.,  1733. 

47-7.  David3  Cressey  (Mighill  47;  Mighill  of  Ipswich),  born  5 
Mar.,  1703-4;  married  7  Dec.,  1727,  Hephzibah,  daughter  of  Sergt. 
John  Platts  (147-2). 

They  moved  to  Littleton,  1751,  where  he  bought,  5  July,  1751,  a 
farm  of  Nathaniel  Boynton  (Middlesex  Deeds,  50:  656). 

His  wife,  Hephzibah,  died  1768.  He  married  (2)  5  Nov.,  1771, 
Ruth  Warren  of  Littleton.  She  died  before  5  Jan.,  1779.  His  will 
was  dated  8  Nov.,  1776;  filed  in  Middlesex  Probate  Office,  10  Dec., 
1776;  disallowed  17  Apr.,  1781. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

47-14.  Joseph, 4  d.  1  Sept.,  1736. 

47-15.  Judith,  bp.  26  Apr.,  1730;  d.  11  Sept.,  1736. 

47-16.  John,  bp.  31  Oct.,  1736  ;  d.  in  Littleton,  1780. 

47-17.  Judith,  bp.  5  Nov.,  1738  ;  d.  young. 

47-18.  David,  bp.  15  June,  1740;  d.  8  Aug.,  1740. 

47-19.  David,  bp.  11  Dec.,  1743;  d.  young. 


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CRESSEY 

48.  William2  Cressey,  son  of  Mighill1  of  Ipswich,  was  horn  in 
Ipswich,  1663;  moved  to  Rowley  with  his  mother,  1671;  married  23 
Jan.,  1686-7  (1685-6  Ct.  R.),  Anne,  daughter  of  Andrew  Hidden  (87). 
He  died  9  Feb.,  1717-8  (G.  S.).  She  died  24  June,  1748.  Administra¬ 
tion  granted  18  Mar.,  1717-8,  to  his  son  John  (Essex  Probate,  312: 
227).  See  note  under  Mighill  Cressey  (47). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

48-1.  Anne, s  b.  5  Apr.,  1688  ;  m.  Samuel  Tenney  (195-14). 

48-2.  William,  bp.  3  Aug1.,  1690;  d.  in  Ipswich,  1714,  without  issue;  adm. 

granted  16  May,  1714  (Essex  Probate,  311:  130).  His  widow,  Mary, 
d.  in  Rowley,  30  Jan.,  1722-3. 

48-3.  John,  b.  4  Dec.,  1692;  m.  Sarah  Davis  (52-2). 

48-4.  Mary,  b.  4  Nov.,  1697  ;  m.  5  Mar.,  1717-8,  James  Brown  of  Rowley. 

48-5.  Hannah,  b.  1  Apr.,  1699  ;  m.  3  Oct.,  1725,  John  Hodgkins  of  Rowley. 
48-6.  Abel,  b.  27  Dec.,  1700 ;  m.  Hannah  Lowell. 

48-7.  Samuel,  b.  23  July,  1704;  m.  Mary  Andrews. 

48-8.  Mark,  bp.  24  Mar.,  1705-6  ;  d.  in  infancy. 

48-9.  Joseph,  b.  4  July,  1707;  m.  Elizabeth  Jones 

48-3.  John3  Cressey  ( William  48;  Mighill  of  Ipswich),  born  4 
Dec.,  1692;  married  13  Oct.,  1720,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Cornelius  Davis 

(52).  His  home  was  on  Bradford  Street,  the  farm  now  (1932)  owned 

by  his  great-great-grandson,  Charles  H.  Perley,  where  he  died  4  Sept., 
1741.  Administration  granted  5  Oct.,  1741,  to  his  widow,  Sarah 
(Essex  Probate,  323:  78).  She  married  (2)  John  Platts  (147-11). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

48-10.  Elizabeth^  bp.  8  Apr.,  1722;  m.  (int.  23  Jan.,  1741-2)  Benjamin 
Smith  of  Rowley. 

48-11.  Anne,  bp.  27  Sept.,  1724;  d.  1726. 

48-12.  Anne,  b.  13  or  24  Jan.,  1727-8;  d.  10  Apr.,  1736. 

48-13.  Mary,  bp.  16  Mar.,  1728-9. 

48-14.  Sarah,  b.  8  Mar.,  1729-30 ;  d.  8  Apr.,  1736. 

48-15.  John,  b.  4  Apr.,  1731 ;  d.  4  Apr.,  1736. 

48-16.  Mark,  b.  17  or  18  Jan.,  1733-4;  m.  Widow  Elizabeth  (Lambert, 
112-25)  Richards. 

48-17.  Lucy,  b.  4  Mar.,  1735-6 ;  m.  7  Apr.,  1757,  Asa  Andrews  of  Boxford. 
48-18.  Mary,  twin,  b.  30  Aug'.,  1737  ;  m.  15  Jan.,  1761,  Benj.  Winter. 

48-19.  Sarah,  twin,  b.  30  Aug-.,  1737  ;  m.  8  Dec.,  1757,  Ezekiel  Parsons  of 
Gloucester. 

48-20.  John,  b.  8  May,  1741 ;  m.  Sarah  Walker. 

48-6.  Abel3  Cressey  (William  48;  Mighill  of  Ipswich),  born  27 
Dec.,  1700;  blacksmith;  married  27  May,  1727,  Hannah,  daughter  of 
Richard  and  Sarah  (Brown)  Lowell  of  Newbury.  She  was  born  in 
Newbury,  1  June,  1707.  He  died  2  Nov.,  1765.  His  will,  dated  12 
Aug.,  1765,  mentions  son  Abel,  executor  ;  “the  two  children  of  my  son 
William  deceased”  (Essex  Probate,  343:  9).  His  widow,  Hannah,  died 
4  May,  1773. 


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Children  of  record  in  Bowley : 

48-21.  Hannah, 4  b.  17  Feb.,  1727-8;  m.  23  Mar.,  1762,  James  Davis  of 
Ipswich. 

48-22.  Mehitable,  bp.  20  Apr.,  1729  ;  d.  24  May,  1736. 

48-23.  William,  bp.  13  Sept.,  1730;  d.  before  12  Aug.,  1765.  Was  it  his 
widow,  Mary,  who  m.  in  Newbury,  26  Dec.,  1772,  James  Stickney 
of  Newbury? 

48-24.  James,  bp.  16  Jan.,  1731-2;  d.  26  May,  1736. 

48-25.  Sarah,  bp.  18  Nov.,  1733;  d.  16  Apr.,  1750;  unm. 

48-26.  Eunice,  bp.  9  Mar.,  1734-5 ;  d.  25  May,  1736. 

48-27.  Caleb,  bp.  5  Sept.,  1736 ;  d.  1  Dec.,  1736. 

48-28.  James,  bp.  1  Jan.,  1737-8  ;  m.  Sarah,  widow  of  Moses  Hopkinson 
(91-39). 

48-29.  An  infant,  d.  18  Jan.,  1739-40. 

48-30.  Abel,  b.  5  Oct.,  1741;  m.  Betty  (Elizabeth)  Hidden. 

48-31.  Caleb,  b.  6  Dec.,  1744;  in  the  army,  1762,  Capt.  Gideon  Parker’s  Co., 
and  prob.  d.  in  service. 

48-7.  Samuel3  Cressey  (William  48;  Mighill  of  Ipswich ),  born 
23  July,  1704;  shipwright;  married  7  Oct.,  1725,  Mary  Andrews.  She 
died  14  Feb.,  1737-8.  He  married  (2)  in  Ipswich,  22  Aug.,  1738, 
Martha  ITrann  of  Ipswich.  He  moved  to  Newbury,  1739,  and  died 
there,  1775. 

Children  born  in  Bowley: 

48-32.  Mary, 4  b.  30  June,  1727  ;  m.  John  Palmer  (134-36). 

48-33.  Susanna,  bp.  15  Aug.,  1731 ;  d.  soon. 

48-34.  Susanna,  b.  15  Aug.,  1733  ;  d.  24  Mar.,  1735-6. 

48-35.  Samuel,  b.  6  Jan.,  1735-6;  m.  in  Newbury,  16  Apr.,  1757,  Mary  Sweet. 

He  m.  (2)  in  Marblehead,  1  June,  1772,  Usina  Bezuna  of  Marble¬ 
head.  He,  a  soldier  of  the  Bevolution  (?),  d.  1781,  on  board 
the  prison-ship  at  St.  Lucia  (Beg.  18:290).  She  d.  in  Marble¬ 
head,  his  widow,  1826,  ag’ed  84  years. 

48-36.  An  infant,  d.  6  Jan.,  1737-8. 

Children  born  in  Newbury : 

48-37.  Anne,  d.  in  Ipswich,  13  May,  1739. 

48-38.  Anne,  b.  7  Apr.,  1740;  m.  15  Feb.,  1761,  John  George  of  Newbury. 

48-39.  Francis,  b.  20  Dec.,  1741 ;  m.  Sarah  Godfrey ;  residence  Newbury- 
port. 

48-40.  William,  b.  6  Apr.,  1744;  m.  Mary  Carr;  residence,  Newburyport. 
48-41.  James,  b.  27  Nov.,  1746. 

48-42.  Susanna,  b.  31  July,  1749  ;  m.  in  Newburyport,  15  Jan.,  1778,  Thomas 
Johnson  of  Newburyport. 

48-9.  Joseph3  Cressey  (William  48;  Mighill  of  Ipswich),  born 
4  July,  1707;  moved  to  Ipswich;  married  (int.  in  Ipswich,  8  July, 
1739)  Elizabeth  Jones  of  Ipswich. 

Children  of  record  in  Ipswich : 

48-43.  Joseph,*  bp.  23  Mar.,  1739-40;  d.  soon. 

48-44.  Joseph,  bp.  21  June,  1741. 

48-45.  Samuel,  bp.  13  Oct.,  1745. 


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48-46.  Elizabeth,  bp.  21  Feb.,  2747-8  ;  d.  soon. 

Children  of  record  in  Newbury: 

48-47.  Elizabeth,  bp.  27  Jan.,  1750-1. 

48-48.  Patience,  bp.  21  Oct.,  1753. 

48-16.  Mark4  Cressey  ( John  48-3;  William  48;  Mighill  of  Ips¬ 
wich),  born  18  Jan.,  1733-4;  soldier  in  the  army  on  the  eastern  fron¬ 
tier,  1754  and  1757 ;  married  27  Jan.,  1757,  Elizabeth,  widow  of  Moses 
Richards  and  daughter  of  Thomas  Lambert  (112-20).  He  married  (2) 
16  Dec.,  1790,  Elizabeth  (Betty),  daughter  of  Dr.  William  and  Martha 
(Johnson)  Hale  of  Rowley. 

His  home  was  the  homestead  of  his  father,  on  Bradford  Street;  Rev. 
soldier,  rank  of  Lieut.  He  died  4  May,  1816.  His  widow,  Elizabeth, 
died  28  Feb.,  1838,  aged  80  years. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

48-49.  Elizaeeth,5  b.  5  Oct.,  2  757  ;  m.  8  July,  1788,  Thomas  Merritt;  d. 

3  Aug.,  1813.  He  d.  24  Jan.,  1821.  Their  dau.  Betsey,  b.  22  Sept., 
1788  ;  m.  in  Newbury  port,  6  Sept..  1807,  Michael  Titcomb  Todd  of 
Newburyport. 

48-50.  Mehitable,  bp.  3  Jan.,  1762  ;  d.  15  Mar.,  1762. 

48-51.  Mark,  bp.  3  May,  1767  ;  d.  30  Nov.,  1767. 

48-52.  Martha  Hale,  b.  27  Apr.,  1792  ;  m.  13  May,  1816,  Capt.  Allen  Perley 
of  Rowley;  d.  24  Feb.,  1871. 

48-53.  Mark,  b.  21  Apr.,  1798  ;  went  to  sea  about  1825,  never  heard  from. 

48-20.  John4  Cressey  ( John  48-3;  William  48;  Mighill  of  Ips¬ 
wich ),  born  8  May,  1741;  soldier  in  the  French  war,  1762,  Capt.  Gideon 
ParkeEs  Company;  married  in  Newbury  port,  17  Feb.,  1765,  Sarah 
Walker,  of  Newburyport.  She  died  17  Mar.,  1766.  Lie  married  (2) 
16  Feb.,  1767,  Elizabeth  (Betty),  daughter  of  Richard  and  Elizabeth 
(Cooper)  Lowell,  then  of  Rowley.  She  was  born  14  Jan.,  1741-2.  He 
died  25  Aug.,  1799;  Rev.  soldier. 

His  will,  dated  24  Aug.,  1799,  names  wife,  executrix  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate).  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  died  20  Mar.,  1816.  His  home  in  Row- 
ley  was  on  the  west  side  of  Central  Street. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

48-54.  An  infant, 5  d.  17  Mar.,  1766. 

48-55.  John,  b.  15  Sept.,  1767  ;  m.  Phebe  Bradstreet  (25-72). 

48-56.  Sarah,  b.  14  Sept.,  1768  ;  m.  Samuel  Pearson  (140-192). 

48-57.  Richard,  b.  2  July,  1770;  m.  Dorothy  Bradstreet  (25-83). 

48-58.  Elizabeth,  b.  20  Dec.,  1771 ;  m.  9  Feb.,  1797,  Amos  Dunnels  of 
Newbury. 

48-28.  James4  Cressey  {Abel  48-6;  William  48;  Mighill  of  Ips¬ 
wich),  baptized  1  Jan.,  1737-8;  married  15  Mar.,  1763,  Sarah,  widow 
of  Moses  Hopkinson  (91-39).  Rev.  soldier. 

They  were  of  Rowley,  Apr.,  1783,  when  they  sold  their  homestead 
(Essex  Deeds,  141:  118).  Sarah  Cressey,  widow,  of  Haverhill,  28 
Dec.,  1801,  sells  land  in  Rowley,  “part  of  my  Dower  in  the  estate  of 
my  first  husband  Moses  Hopkinson,  Deceased”  (Essex  Deeds,  169:  201). 


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Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

48-59.  Sarah, s  bp.  5  Feb.,  1764;  d.  30  Oct.,  1764. 

48-60.  Moses,  bp.  15  Sept.,  1765. 

48-61.  Sarah,  bp.  1  May,  1768;  d.  16  Aug.,  1769. 

48-62.  Amos,  bp.  24  Mar.,  1771 ;  d.  2  May,  1772. 

48-30.  Abel4  Cressey  ( Abel  48-6  ;  William  48;  Mighill  of  Ips¬ 
wich),  born  5  Oct.,  1741;  blacksmith;  married  in  Newbury  port,  24 
Jan.,  1766,  Betty  (Elizabeth),  daughter  of  Joseph  and  Mary  (Hale) 
Hidden  of  Newbury,  where  she  was  born  4  July,  1744. 

They  moved  from  Rowley  about  1770,  and  were  at  Great  Pond 
Plantation,  Lincoln  Co.,  1790  (IT.  S.  Census)  ;  Rev.  soldier. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

48-63.  William, s  b.  23  Nov.,  1766. 

48-64.  Jacob,  bp.  14  Feb.,  1768. 

48-65.  Abel,  bp.  17  Dec.,  1769. 

48-55.  John5  Cressey  ( John  48-20;  John  48-3;  William  48; 
Mighill  of  Ipswich),  born  15  Sept.,  1767;  married  15  Nov.,  1792, 
Phebe,  daughter  of  Nathaniel  Bradstreet  (25-55).  He  died  26  Jan., 
1834,  “by  a  fall  in  his  barn.”  She  died  20  Oct.,  1849.  His  home  in 
Rowley  was  on  the  east  side  of  Central  Street,  opposite  the  homestead 
of  his  brother  Richard. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

48-66.  An  infant,6  d.  —  Dec.,  1793. 

48-67.  Thomas,  b.  3  Aug.,  1794;  m.  23  Oct.,  1823,  Mary  Saunders;  d.  21 
Aug.,  1869. 

48-68.  John,  b.  27  Feb.,  1798  ;  m.  12  June,  1821,  Susannah  Jewett  (101-209)  ; 

m.  (2)  12  Sept.,  1839,  Lydia  Perkins  of  Essex;  d.  28  Mar.,  1877. 
48-69.  Nathaniel,  b.  17  Sept.,  1800;  m.  8  May,  1823,  Sarah  J.  Hale;  m. 

(2)  4  Nov.,  1842,  Abigail  P.  Lambert  (112-70)  ;  d.  4  Oct.,  1875. 
Descendants  in  male  line  now  (1932)  living  in  Rowley. 

48-70.  M alin a,  b.  11  Mar.,  1803  ;  d.  17  Mar.,  1840 ;  unm. 

48-71.  Bradstreet,  b.  6  Mar.,  1806  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  4  Nov.,  1827,  Sarah  W. 
Hooper;  d.  14  Dec.,  1867. 

48-72.  Elizabeth,  b.  17  May,  1808  ;  d.  28  July,  1835  ;  unm. 

48-73.  George  W.,*  b.  13  Dec.,  1810;  Bowdoin  Coll.,  1835;  Congregational 
Minister;  d.  in  Buxton,  Me.,  12  Feb.,  1867;  bur.  in  Rowley. 

48-74.  Phebe  Jewett,  b.  9  Feb.,  1814;  d.  11  Oct.,  1837  ;  unm. 

48-57.  Richard5  Cressey  (John  48-20;  John  48-3;  William.  48; 
Mighill  of  Ipswich),  born  2  July,  1770;  married  24  Mar.,  1795, 
Dorothy  (Dolly),  daughter  of  Moses  Bradstreet  (25-61)  ;  died  20  Feb., 
1836.  She  died  13  Mar.,  1858.  His  home  was  the  homestead  of  his 
father,  on  the  west  side  of  Central  Street,  and  included  the  original 
lots  laid  out  to  Thomas  Leaver  (115),  John  Trumble  (204)  and  John 
Haseltine  (84). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

48-75.  Dorothy,6  b.  5  July,  1796;  d.  18  Sept.,  1825  ;  unm. 

*  “George  Creasey,  of  Rowley,  may  take  the  name  of  George  W.  Creasey’’  (Act 
approved  8  Apr.,  1835). 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts  89 

48-76.  Elizabeth,  b.  18  Aug.,  1797;  m.  28  Oct.,  1824,  Edmund  Boynton; 
m.  (2)  Greenleaf  Hazen ;  d.  22  Oct.,  1877. 

48-77.  Sarah  Mighill,  b.  21  Feb.,  1800;  in.  13  Oct.,  1830,  Dr.  George  Moody; 
d.  9  Dec.,  1880. 

48-78.  Charles,  b.  26  Sept.,  1802  ;  m.  (int.  29  Dec.,  1832)  Mary  Bradley 
of  Haverhill ;  d.  3  Sept.,  1848. 

48-79.  Thomas  Bradstreet,  b.  16  Oct.,  1804;  m.  25  Nov.,  1829,  Rlioda  Ann 
Whittier;  m.  (2)  Widow  Emily  W.  Lydston  of  Newburyport.  He 
was  a  soldier,  1861-5,  and  d.  7  Mar.,  1890. 

48-80.  Richard,  b.  8  Apr.,  1807  ;  m.  20  Oct.,  1833,  Mary  Elizabeth  Harris ; 
d.  17  Sept.,  1864. 

48-81.  Lucy  Jane,  b.  12  Apr.,  1810;  m.  17  Apr.,  1832,  Joshua  Hale;  d. 
16  June,  1873. 

48-82.  Mary,  b.  29  Jan.,  1813  ;  m.  22  Sept.,  1835,  Sherburne  Clifford  Blodg’- 
ette ;  d.  18  Apr.,  1899.  Their  son,  George  Brainard7  Blodgette, 
was  b.  in  Georgetown,  6  Dec.,  1845  ;  A.  B.,  Brown  Univ.,  1866  ;  A.  M., 
Brown,  1869 ;  A.  M.,  Bowdoin  Coll.  1869  ;  LL.  B.,  Harvard  L.  S., 
1870;  Corp.  48th  Mass.  Vols.  in  the  Civil  War;  member  Newbury¬ 
port  Commandery,  K.  T. 

He  m.  20  Feb.,  1872,  Ella,  dau.  of  Joshua  Rust  and  Elizabeth 
Ann  (Cate)  Millett,  who  was  b.  20  Feb.,  1853.  Joshua  Rust  Millett 
was  b.  17  May,  1823,  and  d.  4  Oct.,  1899.  His  wife  was  b.  15  Aug., 
1823,  and  d.  22  June,  1886.  See  (101-197). 

George  B.  Blodgette  d.  17  Jan.,  1918.  His  widow  d.  8  Dec.,  1925. 
Both  bur.  in  Rowley.  His  home  was  the  homestead  of  his  grand¬ 
father  Cressey. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

i.  George  Brainard, s  b.  13  Dec.,  1872  ;  m.  in  Denver,  Col.,  Rosa 
May,  dau.  of  Dr.  Josiali  C.  and  Mary  J.  (Goodwin)  Camp¬ 
bell,  who  was  born  in  Charleston,  Vt.,  18  Dec.,  1874.  He 
d.  15  Apr.,  1932.  Their  son,  George  Campbell,  was  b.  in 
Barton,  Vt.,  4  Sept.,  1914. 

ii.  Thornton,  b.  10  July,  1877 ;  d.  4  Oct.,  1878. 

iii.  Gladys,  b.  26  Aug.,  1886;  m.  in  Cleveland,  Ohio,  10  June,  1922, 

Ernest  Loren,  son  of  Mayo  Loren  and  Flora  Elizabeth 
Styles  (Thompson)  Cookson ;  residence,  Cleveland. 

iv.  Weldon,  b.  27  Aug.,  1888  ;  m.  17  July,  1913,  Rose,  dau.  of 

Albert  and  Catherine  (Dukat)  Chabek,  who  was  b.  in 
Cleveland,  6  Jan.,  1884 ;  residence  Cleveland.  Their  son, 
Weldon  George,  was  b.  12  June,  1924. 

48-83.  Moses  Bradstreet,  b.  7  Feb.,  1815 ;  d.  21  Mar.,  1900 ;  unm. 

48-84.  Irene  Bradstreet,  b.  30  Sept.,  1820;  d.  6  Nov.,  1898;  unm. 

CROSBY 

49.  Thomas1  Crosby  was  born  in  Yorkshire,  England,  about 
1575,  son  of  Anthony  and  Alison  Crosby  of  Wheldrake,  Yorkshire, 
whose  will,  proved  7  Mar.,  1599-1600,  is  on  file  in  Prerogative  and 
Exchequer  Court  of  York.  He  married  19  Oct.,  1600,  Jane,  daughter 
of  William  and  Constance  (Lambert)  Sotheren  of  Holme-on-Spalding- 
Moor.  She  was  baptized  at  Holme,  4  Mar.,  1581. 

He  was  of  Cambridge  about  1639.  He,  of  Rowley,  by  deed,  dated 
10  Oct.,  1649,  sold  Edmund  Frost  of  Cambridge,  a  parcel  of  land  in 
Cambridge  (Middlesex  Deeds,  3 :  424)  ;  he,  of  Rowley,  by  deed  of  1651, 


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sold  an  old  house  and  about  six  acres  of  land  in  Cambridge,  bounded 
with  Thomas  Longhorne  (see  Richard  Longhorne  120)  on  the  east,  &c. 
(Middlesex  Deeds,  8:  236) ;  he  bought,  30:  2  mo.  1656,  the  house  and 
lot  in  Rowley  of  John  Haseltine  (84)  (Essex  Deeds,  2  Ips. :  230);  he 
and  his  wife,  Jane,  by  deed  of  gift,  dated  12  Feb.,  1658,  convey  every 
estate  of  theirs,  both  here  and  in  England,  to  their  grandchild,  Anthony 
Crosbv  (49-5),  reserving  only  their  maintenance  during  life  (Essex 
Deeds,  2  Ips.:  116). 

He  died  in  Rowley,  and  was  buried  6  May,  1661.  His  widow,  Jane, 
was  buried  2  Mav,  1662. 

•J  s 

Their  children,  born  in  Holme-on-Spalding-Moor,  England,  were : 

49-1.  Anthony, 2  b.  about  1602 ;  d.  in  Holme,  —  June,  1632 ;  unm. 

49-2.  Thomas,  b.  about  1604 ;  d.  in  Holme,  28  Dec.,  1658,  without  male 
issue  surviving. 

49-3.  William,  b.  about  1606 :  m.  in  Seaton,  Yorkshire,  England,  2  Apr., 

1633,  Anne  Wright.  She  was  bur.  at  Holme-on-Spaulding-Moor,  22 
June,  1636.  He  prob.  d.  in  England,  before  1640.  Their  only  sur¬ 
viving  child  was  Anthony,  brought  to  Massachusetts  by  his  grand¬ 
father,  Thomas  Crosby  above,  and  is  the  Dr.  Anthony  Crosby  (49-5). 

49-4.  Simon,  b.  about  1608  ;  m.  in  Holme-on-Spalding-Moor,  Eng.,  21  Apr., 

1634,  Anne,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Isabel  (Watson)  Brigham  of 
Holme-on-Spalding-Moor.  She  was  sister  to  Widow  Constance 
Crosby  (50).  He  came  to  Cambridge,  Mass.,  about  1635  with  his 
wife  and  child,  and  was  the  first  Crosby  to  come  to  New  England. 
He  died  in  Cambridge,  Mass.,  Sept.,  1639. 

♦ 

49-5.  Dr.  Anthony3  Crosby  (William  49-3;  Thomas  49),  bap¬ 
tized  in  Holme-on-Spalding-Moor,  England,  5  Oct.,  1635;  was  the  first 
physician  of  record  in  Rowley;  married  28  Dec.,  1659,  Prudence  Wade 
of  Ipswich.  Jonathan  Wade,  of  Ipswich,  mentions  in  his  will  of  22 : 
3  mo.  1669,  child  Prudence,  wife  of  Anthony  Crosby,  and  her  sons 
Thomas,  Jonathan  and  Nathaniel  (Essex  Probate,  304:  125). 

He  was  about  23  years  old,  1660  (Ct.  R.).  His  homestead  was  the 
dwelling-house  and  lot  formerly  of  Mr.  Henry  Sandys  (163)  and  the 
lot  formerly  of  Mr.  Edward  Carlton  (35),  on  the  northeasterly  corner 
of  Central  and  Cross  Streets  (Essex  Deeds,  3  Ips.:  5).  He  was  buried 
16  Jan.,  1672-3.  The  inventory  of  his  estate  was  taken  19  Feb.,  1672-3 
(Essex  Probate). 

His  widow.  Prudence,  married  (2)  9  July,  1673,  Rev.  Seaborn 
Cotton  of  Hampton,  as  his  second  wife.  They  had  son  Rowland,  born 
29  Aug.,  1674;  Harvard  Coll.,  1696;  and  a  son  Wade  who  died  young. 
Rev.  Seaborn  Cotton  died  19  Apr.,  1686  (Savage).  She  married  (3) 
in  Rowley,  7  Nov.,  1685*  (Ct.  R.),  John  Hammond  of  Watertown. 
She  died  1  Sept.,  1711,  in  her  74th  year  (C.  S.  Watertown).  The 
Crosby  children  moved  to  Hampton,  with  their  mother;  Nathaniel 
returned  and  was  taxed  in  Rowley,  1691.  See  Anthony  Austin  (7). 

Children  born  in  "Rowley : 

49  -  6.  Thomas,4  b.  4  Mar.,  1660-1 ;  m.  Deborah  - . 

49  -  7.  Jonathan,  b.  26 :  11  mo.  1663  ;  bur.  27  May,  1664. 

*  This  date  is  undoubtedly  a  mistake  of  the  town  clerk  of  Rowley  in  his  return 
to  the  court.  He  omitted  to  enter  this  marriage  on  Rowley  record. 


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49-8.  Jonathan,  b.  26  :  8  mo.  1665  ;  settled  in  York,  Me.;  d.  before  30  Sept., 
1698,  without  issue.  Soldier  in  the  Canada  Expedition,  1690,  and 
d.  in  or  by  reason  of  said  service. 

49-9.  Nathaniel,  b.  5  :  12  mo.  1666;  d.  soon  (Ch.  E.). 

49-10.  Nathaniel,  b.  27  Sept.,  1668;  m.  Elizabeth  Bennett  (16-2). 

49-6.  'Thomas4  Crosby  (Dr.  Anthony  49-5;  William  49-3;  Thomas 
49),  born  4  Mar.,  1660-1;  was  a  school-master  in  Hampton,  N.  H. ; 

married  Deborah  - .  Thomas  Crosby  of  Hampton  and  his  wife, 

Deborah,  by  deed,  dated  30  Sept.,  1698,  sold  to  his  brother,  Nathaniel 
Crosby  of  Rowley,  all  his  right  in  the  house  and  land  in  Rowley  “that 
was  my  father  Anthony  Crosby’s  and  all  the  right  in  the  right  brother 
Jonathan  Crosby  had  when  he  died  and  also  the  right  in  the  dower  of 
my  mother,  Mistress  Prudence  Hanion  of  Watertown”  (Essex  Deeds, 
89:  115). 

Child  of  record  in  Eowley : 

49-11.  Anthony,5  bp.  20  Nov.,  1687  ;  lived  in  Hamilton,  N.  H.,  where  he  was 
a  weaver. 

Children  of  record  in  Hampton,  N.  H. : 

49-12.  Hannah,  b.  27  Dec.,  1687. 

49-13.  Abigail,  b.  2  June,  1689. 

49-14.  Prudence,  b.  8  Mar.,  1692 :  m.  in  Hampton  Falls,  N.  H.,  24  Mar., 
1715,  John  Johnson  of  Greenland,  N.  H. 

49-15.  Jonathan,  b.  8  May,  1694 ;  d.  young. 

49-16.  Mehetabel,  b.  5  Jan.,  1696. 

49-17.  Elizabeth,  b.  26  Apr.,  1699. 

49-18.  Jonathan,  b.  24  Jan.,  1701. 

49-19.  Samuel,  b.  22  Nov.,  1703. 

49-10.  Nathaniel4  Crosby  (Dr.  Anthony  49-5;  William,  49-3; 
Thomas  49),  born  27  Sept.,  1668;  married  13  Dec.,  1693,  Elizabeth, 
daughter  of  Dr.  David  Bennet  (16);  died  7  Mar.,  1699-1700.  His 
home  in  Rowley  was  the  homestead  of  his  father. 

Administration  granted  29  Mar.,  1700,  to  his  widow,  Elizabeth 
(Essex  Probate,  307:  23).  The  inventory  shows  “Housing  and  land 
at  home  on  the  southerly  side  of  the  brook  five  acres,  on  the  northerly 
side  of  the  brook  three  acres.”  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  married  (2) 
John  Scott  (168-10). 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

49-20.  Jonathan,5  b.  11  Sept.,  1694;  m.  5  Aug.,  1718,  Hannah  Wicom 
(217-23)  ;  moved  to  York,  Me.,  about  1722,  and  d.  before  1737. 
His  son,  John,6  bp.  in  Eowley,  8  Oct.,  1721,  made  choice  of  John 
Bailey  of  Eowley  to  be  his  guardian,  16  May,  1737,  being  then 
15  years  old  (Essex  Probate,  317:148).  This  John6  Crosby  was 
dismissed,  17  Feb.,  1744,  from  Eowley  Ch.  to  the  Second  Ch.  in 
Lancaster. 

49-21.  Elizabeth,  b.  7  Aug.,  1697  ;  m.  John  Bailey  (10-27). 

49-22.  Nathaniel,  bp.  27  Aug.,  1699;  m.  Hephsibah  Pearson  (140-60). 

49-22.  Nathaniel5  Crosby  (Nathaniel  49-10;  Dr.  Anthony  49-5  ; 
William  49-3;  Thomas  49),  baptized  27  Aug.,  1699;  married  7  Feb., 


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1720-1,  Hephsibah,  daughter  of  Stephen  Pearson  (140-12).  By  deed, 
acknowledged  16  Mar.,  1721-2,  he  conveyed  to  his  father,  John  Scott 
of  Rowley,  all  his  part  of  the  estate  of  his  father,  Nathaniel  Crosby, 
dec’d,  and  also  what  right  he  may  have  in  his  mother  Scott's  dower 
(Essex  Deeds,  87:  269). 

They  moved  to  Killingly,  Conn.,  where  he  bought  of  Samson  How, 
22  May,  1722,  100  acres  of  land,  and  where  he  died  24  Aug.,  1770. 
Widow  Hephsibah  died  there,  30  Oct.,  1771. 

Children  of  record  in  Killingly : 

49-23.  Nathaniel, e  b.  6  June  ,1729. 

49-24.  Richard,  b.  9  Mar.,  1730  ;  d.  10  Dec.,  1736. 

49-25.  Stephen,  b.  5  Jan.,  1733-4;  m.  16  Feb.,  1755,  Hannah  Carrall  of 
Killingly. 

49-26.  Jonathan,  b.  1  May,  1737  ;  d.  13  Sept.,  1742. 

49-27.  Richard,  b.  22  July,  1740 ;  d.  10  Sept.,  1742. 

CROSBY 

50.  Widow  Constance1  Crosby  had  an  acre  and  half  house  lot, 
1643.  This  lot  was,  after  her  death,  owned  by  John  Pickard  (145), 
and  in  later  records  is  called  a  “two  acre  lot.”  It  is  probable  she  came 
with  Rev.  Ezekiel  Rogers’  company,  bringing  her  three  daughters. 

Her  husband,  Robert  Crosby,  a  relative  of  Thomas  Crosby  (49), 
died  before  she  came  to  Massachusetts.  She  was  the  daughter  of 
Thomas  and  Isabel  (Watson-Ellithorpe)  Brigham  of  Holme-on-Spald- 
ing-Moor,  Yorkshire,  England,  where  she  was  born  about  1602.  Thomas 
Brigham  had  but  two  children,  Constance  and  Anne.  Anne  married 
Simon  Crosby  (49-4).  Administration  on  the  estate  of  Thomas  Brig¬ 
ham  of  Holme-on-Spalding-Moor,  was  granted  19  Mar.,  1632-3  to  his 
daughters  Constance  Brigham,  alias  Crosby,  and  Anna  Brigham  (Adm, 
Act  Books,  P.  and  E.  Court  of  York,  Harthill  Deanery).  Her  mother, 
Isabel  Brigham,  was  buried  in  Holme,  25  June,  1634,  leaving  a  will 
in  which  she  mentions  her  two  daughters:  “Item  I  give  to  Constance 
Crosby  my  daughter  Five  shillings.  Item  I  give  to  Anne  Crosby  my 
daughter  Five  shillings”  (P.  and  E.  York  Wills,  Yol.  42,  fol.  281). 

Widow  Constance  Crosby  was  buried  in  Rowley,  Mass.,  25  Jan., 
1683-4.  See  will  of  Richard  Longhorne  (120). 

“To  this  Honoured  Court  now  sitting  at  Ipswitch:  4.3.1674  Con¬ 
stance  Crosbie  Grandmother  to  this  Orphan  Sarah  Longhorne  under¬ 
standing  that  Daniell  Wickam  is  like  to  be  perswaded  to  accept  of 
Gardianship  for  her:  I  thinking  that  she  had  need  of  one  that  hath 
more  experienc  to  oversee  her  and  for  other  Reasons  I  am  very  unwill¬ 
ing  &  doe  desire  that  such  a  thing  may  not  be  proceeded  in  or  Granted 
till  Thomas  Longhorne  of  Cambridg  her  uncle  Ivnowes  &  Gives  his 
Consent;  for  he  takes  more  care  of  the  children  then  I  expected  he 
would  have  don :  not  more  at  psent  your  poor  &  Humble  servant  & 
Handmaide 

Custance  Crosbie” 

(Essex  Co.  Ct.  Files,  21:  45). 


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Children  of  record  in  Holme-on-Spalding-Moor,  England  : 

50-1.  John,2  bp.  25  Jan.,  1623-4;  d.  young’. 

50-2.  Jane,  bp.  22  Apr.,  1627  ;  m.  John  Pickard  (145). 

50-3.  Mary,  bp.  4  Dec.,  1629;  m.  Richard  Longhorne  (120). 

50-4.  Robert,  bp.  22  July,  1632;  prob.  d.  young. 

50-5.  Hannah,  bp.  31  Oct.,  1634;  m.  John  Johnson  (105). 

CROSS  CROSSE 

501.  Margaret  Crosse,  “a  widdowe,”  was  admitted  to  the  First 
Church  in  Boston,  6:  11  mo.  (Jan).,  1638;  mentioned  5:  6  mo.  1647, 
in  will  of  Robert  Hunter  (95),  as  of  Rowley  Church,  and  is  given  ten 
shillings;  also  mentioned,  1650,  in  will  of  William  Bellingham  (14). 
She  was  sister  of  Ezekiel  Northern!  (132),  and  married  (2)  Sergt. 
John  Palmer  (135). 

The  Mary  Cross,  “servant  to  Mrs.  Shove,”  who  was  before  the  Essex 
Co.  Ct.,  8  mo.  1650  and  1  mo.  1651,  for  lying  and  stealing,  is  not  found 
to  be  akin  to  Margaret  Crosse  (50-C).  See  Widow  Margery  Shove  (177). 

DANIEL 

51.  Mary  Daniel,  “mayd,”  was  baptized  6  Dec.,  1691.  She  next 
appears  in  the  case  of  Margaret  Scott,  widow,  charged  with  “certain 
detestable  Arts  called  Witchcraft  and  Sorceries.”  “The  Deposition  of 
Mary  Daniel  aged  nineteen  years  or  thereabout,”  dated  4  Aug.,  1692, 
was  sworn  to  before  “ye  Jury  of  Inquest”  15  Sept.,  1692  (Gage). 
She  married  Robert  Greenough  (72). 

DAVIS 

52.  Cornelius2  Davis  was  the  son  of  John1  of  Newbury,  where 
he  was  born  15  Apr.,  1653.  He  had  five  children  born  in  Newbury. 
His  wife,  Sarah,  died  6  Mar.,  1695-6.  He  married  (2)  in  Rowley/ 
24  Aug.,  1696,  Elizabeth,  widow  of  John  Hidden  (87-2).  She  died 
in  Rowley,  4  Oct.,  1728. 

He  was  a  soldier  “in  ye  Narragansett  War  against  ye  Indians” 
(Essex  Deeds,  65:  228).  Soon  after  his  second  marriage  he  removed 
to  Rowley,  and  died  there  16  Mar.,  1730-1  (Ch.  R.). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

52-1.  Elizabeth,2  b.  in  Newbury,  13  July,  1697  ;  m.  16  May,  1733,  Daniel 
Foster  of  Ipswich. 

52-2.  Sarah,  b.  22  July,  1699;  m.  John  Cressey  (48-3). 

52- 3.  Nathan,  b.  15  June,  1701;  m.  (int.  8  Aug.,  1724)  Mary  Davis  of 

Ipswich;  d.  23  June,  1776  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

DECKER 

53.  John  Decker,  married  18  June,  1680,  Mary,  daughter  of  Ben¬ 
jamin  Scott  (168) ;  died  28  Oct.,  1694.  She  died  25  Dec.,  1700. 

Children  born  in  Haverhill : 

53- 1.  Elizabeth,  b.  1  Apr.,  1681 ;  m.  in  Rowley,  25  July,  1717,  Nathaniel 

Perkins. 


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53-2.  John,  b.  20  Nov.,  1683  ;  m.  in  Rowley,  21  Jan.,  1705-6,  Sarah,  dan.  of 
Dr.  David  Bennett  (16). 

53-3.  Joseph,  b.  24  Nov.,  1684. 

53- 4.  Benjamin,  b.  20  Mar.,  1687-8. 

DICKINSON 

54.  Thomas1  Dickinson  had  an  acre  and  half  house  lot  on  Brad¬ 
ford  Street,  registered,  1643.  He  brought  with  him  his  wife,  Jennet. 
He  was  buried  29 :  1  mo.  1662.  His  will,  dated  8  Mar.,  1661-2,  men¬ 
tions  wife,  Jennet;  son  James,  and  four  daughters,  but  names  only 
Sarah  (Essex  Probate).  Widow  Jennet  married  (2)  John  Whipple 
of  Ipswich.  Widow  Jennet  Whipple  was  buried  in  Rowley,  1  Eeb.,  1686. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

54- 1.  James,2  b.  6  :  7  mo.  1640;  m.  Rebecca  - . 

54-2.  Mary,  b.  27  :  7  mo.  1642;  m.  Abel  Langley  (113). 

54-3.  Sarah,  b.  18  Oct.,  1644;  m.  Jeremiah  Jewett  (101-1). 

54-4.  Mercy,  b.  —  8  mo.  1646  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  30  June,  1668,  Nathaniel  Adams 
of  Ipswich. 

54-5.  Martha,  b.  9 :  12  mo.  1648 ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  9  Dec.,  1669,  William 
Quarles  of  Ipswich. 

54-6.  Thomas,  b.  26 :  8  mo.  1655  ;  bur.  30  Mar.,  1659. 

54-1.  James2  Dickinson  ( Thomas  54),  born  6:  7  mo.  1640;  mar¬ 
ried  Rebecca - ;  died  26  June,  1698.  His  will,  dated  25  June,  1698, 

mentions  wife,  Rebecca;  eldest  son,  Thomas;  sons  James,  Samuel  and 
George;  daughters  Sarah,  Mercy  and  Mary  (Essex  Probate,  306:  60 
and  Pile  7656).  His  widow,  Rebecca,  married  (2)  Lieut.  John  Dresser 
(58-1). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

54-7.  Sarah, 3  b.  25  Aug.,  1664;  m.  18  Apr.,  1684,  John  Andrews  of  Boxford. 

She  was  dismissed,  30  July,  1693,  from  Rowley  Church  to  the  church 
in  Topsfield  (Ch.  R.). 

54-8.  Thomas,  b.  21  Nov.,  1666  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Platts  (147-5). 

54-9.  Mercy,  bp.  20  June,  1669  ;  m.  John  Dresser  (58-6). 

54-10.  John,  b.  24  Mar.,  1671-2  ;  prob.  d.  young. 

54-11.  Mary,  b.  14  Nov.,  1675  ;  m.  30  Mar.,  1696,  Joseph  Andrews  of  Box- 
ford. 

54-12.  James,  b.  30  June,  1678  ;  m.  Mary  Wood  (220-25). 

54-13.  Samuel,  b.  4  Feb.,  1680-1  ;  m.  Ruth  Nelson  (130-14). 

54-14.  George,  b.  6  Mar.,  1683-4  ;  m.  Martha  Nelson  (130-13). 

54-15.  Rebecca,  b.  30  Oct.,  1688  ;  d.  9  June,  1689. 

54-8.  Thomas3  Dickinson  ( James  54-1;  Thomas  54),  born  21 
Nov.,  1666;  married  3  June,  1691,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Jonathan 
Platts  (147).  She  died  30  Aug.,  1716.  He  married  (2)  27  May, 
1717,  Damaris,  daughter  of  Thomas  Leaver  (115-2).  He  died  8  Sept., 
1737.  His  will,  dated  28  Jan.,  1733-4,  mentions  wife,  Damaris;  sons 
John,  Thomas  who  is  executor,  Jonathan  and  Joseph  (Essex  Probate, 


DICKINSON  HOUSE,  JEWETT  STREET,  GEORGETOWN 
Built  before  1700,  perhaps  by  James  Dickinson  (54-l);  owned  after  1704  by  Samuel  Dickinson  (54-13). 


DICKINSON  HOUSE,  MILLWOOD 
Built  about  1735  by  Joseph  Dickinson  (54-20). 


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322:  143).  His  widow,  Damaris,  married  (2)  16  July,  1746,  Capt. 
Daniel  Hardy  of  Bradford. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

54-16.  John,4  b.  16  Mar.,  1691-2;  m.  Susanna  Gage  (69-8). 

54-17.  Thomas,  b.  18  Mar.,  1694-5  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Pickard  (145-24). 

54-18.  Elizabeth,  b.  19  Apr.,  1699  ;  d.  1  Apr.,  1708. 

54-19.  Jonathan,  b.  18  Nov.  (bp.  David,  30  Nov.),  1701  (see  Burpee,  32-13)  ; 
m.  Mary  Pickard  (145-25). 

54-20.  Joseph,  bp.  2  Mar.,  1706-7;  m.  Sarah  Jewett  (100-48). 

54-12.  James3  Dickinson  ( James  54-1;  Thomas  54),  born  30 
June,  1678;  married  16  July,  1701,  Mary,  daughter  of  Thomas  Wood 
(220-3).  He  died  5  Jan.,  1705-6  (G-.  S.).  Administration  granted 
2  Dec.,  1706,  to  his  widow,  Mary  (Essex  Probate,  309:  116).  She 
married  (2)  Daniel  Pearson  (140-43). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

54-21.  Mary,4  b.  29  Nov.,  1703. 

54-22.  James,  b.  31  Dec.,  1705. 

54-13.  Samuel3  Dickinson  ( James  54-1;  Thomas  54),  born  4 
Feb.,  1680-1;  married  6  Apr.,  1704,  Ruth,  daughter  of  Capt.  Philip 
Nelson  (130-1).  He  died  17  Dec.,  1756.  His  will,  dated  12  Nov., 
1756,  mentions  wife,  Ruth;  daughters  Elizabeth,  wife  of  Samuel  Searle, 
Mary,  Rebecca,  wife  of  Daniel  Tenney;  daughter-in-law  Sarah  Dickin¬ 
son,  widow  of  son  Samuel,  deceased,  to  be  executrix;  grandchild  Mary 
Noyes;  and  as  children  of  son  Samuel,  deceased,  Abijah,  Oliver,  Phebe, 
Jane  and  Sarah  Dickinson  (Essex  Probate,  334:  270).  His  widow, 
Ruth,  died  27  Mar.,  1760,  aged  80  years  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

54-23.  Samuel,4  b.  30  May,  1707;  m.  Sarah  Bailey  (10-31). 

54-24.  Elizabeth,  b.  17  Sept.,  1709  ;  m.  Samuel  Searle  (170-6). 

54-25.  Lucy,  bp.  27  Jan.,  1711-2  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  d.  soon. 

54-26.  Lucy,  bp.  21  July,  1717  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  4  July,  1739,  Enoch 
Noyes  of  Newbury. 

54-27.  Mary,  mentioned  in  her  father’s  will,  1756. 

54-28.  Rebecca,  b.  about  1721;  m.  Daniel  Tenney  (195-52). 

54-14.  George3  Dickinson  ( James  54-1;  Thomas  54),  born  6 
Mar.,  1683-4;  married  2  May,  1705,  Martha,  daughter  of  Capt.  Philip 
Nelson  (130-1;  died  18  June,1'  1732.  She  died  19  Apr.,  1743. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

54-29.  Sarah,4  bp.  3  Feb.,  1705  ;  m.  8  Oct.,  1730,  John  George  of  Amesbury; 
d.  in  Rowley,  21  Mar.,  1733-4. 

54-30.  George,  bp.  3  Aug.,  1707;  m.  Sarah  Spofford  (184-32). 

54-31.  Rebecca,  b.  5  Nov.,  1710;  m.  22  Mar.,  1732-3,  Samuel  Metcalf  of 
Ipswich. 

54-32.  James,  bp.  23  Sept.,  1716. 

54-16.  John4  Dickinson  ( Thomas  54-8;  James  54-1;  Thomas  54), 
born  16  Mar.,  1691-2;  married  7  Jan.,  1718-9,  Susanna,  daughter  of 


06  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

Thomas  Gage  (69).  She  died  11  July,  1750.  He  married  (2)  5  July, 
1753,  Sarah,  widow  of  John  Platts  (147-11).  She  died  —  Feb.,  1789. 
He  died  7  Jan.,  1786.  Administration  granted,  4  Sept.,  1792,  to  his 
grandson,  Joshua  Dickinson  (Essex  Probate,  362:  190). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

54-33.  Elizabeth,5  b.  26  Nov.,  1723;  m.  Isaac  Burpee  (32-35). 

54-34.  Sarah,  b.  31  May,  1726. 

54-35.  John,  b.  11  Feb.,  1727-8  ;  m.  Mehitable  Pickard  of  Boxford. 

54-36.  An  infant,  d.  1729. 

54-37.  William,  bp.  7  Feb.,  1730-1  ;  d.  —  Mar.,  1731. 

54-38.  William,  bp.  30  July,  1732  ;  d.  22  Dec.,  1735. 

54-17.  Thomas4  Dickinson  ( Thomas  54-8;  James  54-1;  Thomas 
54),  born  18  Mar.,  1694-5;  married  27  May,  1723,  Elizabeth,  daughter 
of  Capt.  Samuel  Pickard  (145-6).  She  died  16  Feb.,  1769.  He  died 
30  June,  1771.  His  will,  dated  22  Sept.,  1770,  mentions  daughter 
Hannah  Dickinson,  to  have  one  half  of  the  estate  and  be  executrix; 
four  grandchildren,  Elizabeth,  Joshua,  Jane,  and  Ezekiel  Saunders, 
children  of  daughter  Jane  Saunders,  deceased;  son-in-law  Humphrey  . 
Saunders  (Essex  Probate,  347:  120). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

54-39.  Thomas,5  b.  25  May,  1724;  d.  19  Dec.,  1757. 

54-40.  Hannah,  b.  18  Sept.,  1725  ;  d.  young. 

54-41.  An  infant,  d.  7  July,  1728. 

54-42.  Hannah,  bp.  29  Sept.,  1728;  d.  21  Dec.,  1735. 

54-43.  Moses,  b.  11  Oct.,  1729;  d.  10  Dec.,  1735. 

54-44.  Joshua,  b.  21  June,  1732;  d.  7  Nov.,  1754;  unm. 

54-45.  Elizabeth,  bp.  4  Aug.,  1734;  d.  14  Aug.,  1734. 

54-46.  Jane,  b.  11  Nov.,  1735  ;  m.  26  June,  1759,  Humphrey  Saunders;  d. 
16  Apr.,  1767. 

54-47.  Hannah  (Sarah,  Ch.  R.),  b.  22  Oct.,  1738  ;  m.  Joseph  Dresser  (58- 
101). 

54-19.  Jonathan4  Dickinson  ( Thomas  54-8;  James  54-1;  Thomas 
54),  born  18  Nov.,  1701;  married  16  Dec.,  1736,  Mary,  daughter  of 
Capt.  Samuel  Pickard  (145-6)  ;  died  23  July,  1769,  without  issue. 
His  will,  dated  16  Nov.,  1765,  mentions  wife,  Mary,  to  have  the  whole 
estate  and  be  executrix  (Essex  Probate,  346:  2). 

She  died  21  Aug.,  1776.  Her  will,  dated  16  Aug.,  1774,  mentions 
herself  as  widow  of  Jonathan;  cousins  Joseph  Pickard,  Jr.,  Jeremiah 
Pickard,  William  Dickinson,  Moses  Dickinson,  Joshua  Dickinson,  James 
Dickinson,  Samuel  Pickard,  Jacob  Pickard,  Elizabeth  Felton,  Anne 
Pingry,  wife  of  Stephen,  Mary  Ellsworth,  wife  of  Edward,  Jane 
Brocklebank,  wife  of  Samuel,  Rebecca  Kilborn,  Mehitable  Dickinson, 
Elizabeth  Pingry,  Mary  Ellsworth,  Jane  Brocklebank;  Jonathan  Dick¬ 
inson,  son  of  Moses,  a  minor,  to  have  the  homestead  and  all  the  resi¬ 
due;  Francis  Pingry,  executor  (Essex  Probate,  352:  121). 

54-20.  Joseph4  Dickinson  ( Thomas  54-8;  James  54-1;  Thomas 
54),  baptized  2  Mar.,  1706-7;  married  12  June,  1732,  Sarah,  daughter 


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of  Nathaniel  Jewett  (100-18)  ;  died  19  Feb.,  1748-9.  Administration 
granted  24  Apr.,  1749  (Essex  Probate,  328:  496).  “July  8,  1753, 
Widow  Sarah  Dickinson  was  dismissed  to  the  Ch.  in  the  West  Parish” 
(Ch.  R.).  She  died  3  May,  1771.  Her  will,  dated  18  Feb.,  1771,  men¬ 
tions  herself  as  widow  of  Joseph;  son  Joseph,  only  5  shillings;  sons 
William  and  Moses,  to  have  most  of  her  estate;  sister  Mary  Dickinson; 
grandchild  Ellsworth  (Essex  Probate,  347:  61). 

Children  born  in  Rowlev : 

54-48.  Joseph,5  b.  4  Apr.,  1733  ;  d.  8  June,  1733. 

54-49.  Joseph,  b.  24  Mar.,  1733-4;  d.  25  Mar.,  1772,  “a  Bachelor — in  a  fit.” 
Adm.  granted  26  May,  1772  (Essex  Probate,  347:460). 

54-50.  Mark,  b.  13  Aug.,  1735;  d.  17  Nov.,  1754. 

54-51.  Nathaniel,  b.  19  May,  1737 ;  d.  24  Oct.,  1754. 

54-52.  Elizabeth,  b.  27  Jan.,  1739-40 ;  d.  21  Nov.,  1754. 

54-53.  William,  b.  21  Mar.,  1741-2  ;  m.  Martha  Wallingford. 

54-54.  Moses,  b.  6  Apr.,  1744;  m.  Eunice  Wood  (220-64). 

54-55.  Sarah,  b.  25  or  26  Oct.,  1746;  m.  Edward  Ellsworth  (64-14). 

54-56.  Jonathan,  b.  2  Feb.,  1748-9 ;  d.  6  July,  1749. 

54-22.  James4  Dickinson  ( James  54-12;  James  54-1;  Thomas 
54 ),  born  31  Dec.,  1705;  married  5  Mar.,  1740-1,  Sarah,  daughter  of 
Samuel  Stickney  (189-30). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

54-57.  Paul,5  b.  14  May,  1742. 

54-58.  Moses,  b.  22  Sept.,  1743. 

54-59.  Sarah,  b.  27  Feb.,  1745-6. 

54-60.  James,  b.  6  Mar.,  1747-8. 

54-23.  Samuel4  Dickinson  ( Samuel  54-13;  James  54-1;  Thomas 
54),  born  30  May,  1707;  married  (int.  3  Mar.,  1732-3)  Sarah,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Capt.  Jonathan  Bailey  (10-9)  ;  died  12  Jan.,  1750-1  (Byfield 
Ch.  R.).  His  widow,  Sarah,  died  1789  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley  (Byfield  Church  Record)  : 

54-61.  Oliver,5  bp.  29  Dec.,  1734 ;  d.  soon. 

54-62.  Ptiebe,  bp.  11  Sept.,  1737  ;  d.  unm.  Her  will,  dated  2  Jan.,  1815, 
proved  6  Aug.,  1816,  mentions  niece  Sally  Pillsbury;  Rebecca 
Brocklebank,  daughter  of  my  niece  Phebe  Adams,  dec’d ;  Rap- 
sima  Adams;  nephew  Paul  Pillsbury,  exr.  (Essex  Probate,  389: 
467). 

54-63.  Abijah,  bp.  13  Jan.,  1739-40 ;  mentioned  in  his  grandfather  Dickin¬ 
son’s  will,  1756.  By  deed,  dated  19  July,  1770,  Abijah  Dickinson 
of  Pownalborough,  County  of  Lincoln,  Mass.,  cordwainer,  sells, 
for  66  pounds,  to  “My  brother  Oliver  Dickinson  of  Rowley,”  all 
rights  in  the  estate  of  “My  honored  Grandfather  and  Father  Sam¬ 
uel  Dickinson  both  of  Rowley,”  dec’d.  (Essex  Deeds,  205:214). 

54-64.  Oliver,  bp.  13  Dec.,  1741 ;  d.  26  Dec.,  1814,  aged  74  years.  His  will, 
dated  23  Apr.,  1813,  mentions  sister  Phebe  Dickinson  to  have  all 
his  est. ;  Thomas  Gage,  Jr.,  exr.  (Essex  Probate,  386:  411).  Rev. 
soldier. 

54-65.  Jane,  bp.  8  July,  1744;  m.  Samuel  Brocklebank  (29-60). 

54-66.  Elisha,  bp.  22  Jan.,  1748-9;  d.  18  Mar.,  1756. 


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54-67.  Sarah,  bp.,  5  May,  1751 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  24  Mar.,  1774,  Parker 
Pillsbury  of  Newbury.  Their  son,  Paul  Pillsbury,  was  the  inventor 
of  many  useful  machines. 

54-30.  George4  Dickinson  ( George  54-14;  James  54-1;  Thomas 
54),  baptized  3  Aug.,  1707;  married  10  Jan.,  1733-4,  Sarah,  daughter 
of  Capt.  John  Spofford  (184-10).  They  moved  to  Ashburnham  where 
he  died  15  Nov.,  1776,  and  she  died,  10  Sept.,  1780. 

Children  of  record  in  Powley : 

54-68.  Jeremiah, s  bp.  6  Oct.,  1734  ;  d.  6  June,  1736. 

54-69.  Jeremiah,  b.  16  Dec.,  1736. 

54-70.  Daniel,  bp.  10  June,  1739. 

54-71.  David,  bp.,  18  Oct.,  1741. 

54-72.  Amos,  bp.  18  Mar.,  1743-4. 

54-35.  John5  Dickinson  ( John  54-16;  Thomas  54-8;  James  54-1; 
Thomas  54),  born  11  Feb.,  1727-8;  married  6  Nov.,  1750,  Mehitable 
Pickard  of  Boxford.  He  died  before  26  Mar.,  1785,  when  John  Dick¬ 
inson  (54-16),  in  his  deed  conveying  land  to  Joshua  Dickinson,  men¬ 
tions  “the  heirs  of  my  son  John  Dickinson  Deceased”  (Essex  Deeds, 
148:  73).  Administration  granted  8  Feb.,  1803,  to  Isaac  Wilson,  Jr., 
of  Danvers  (Essex  Probate,  370:  140).  Dower  set  off  to  Widow  Mehi¬ 
table,  25  Apr.,  1803  (Essex  Probate,  370:  436).  She  died  3  Jan.,  1814. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

54-73.  Susanna, c  bp.  24  June,  1753  ;  d.  7  July,  1753. 

54-74.  Mehitable,  bp.  22  Sept.,  1754;  m.  13  Mar.,  1783,  John  Dresser  of 
Boxford ;  d.  in  Boxford,  16  Mar.,  1823,  “aged  68  years.” 

54-75.  Joshua,  bp.  29  Feb.,  1756 ;  m.  Elizabeth  Saunders. 

54-76.  Dolly,  bp.  12  Mar.,  1758  ;  m.  in  Danvers,  7  Dec.,  1779,  Isaac  Wilson, 
3d,  of  Danvers.  By  deed,  dated  2  June,  1783,  Isaac  Wilson,  3d, 
of  Danvers,  and  Dolly,  his  wife,  quit  claim  to  Joshua  Dickinson, 
all  their  interest  in  their  father’s  estate  (Essex  Deeds,  212:  170). 
It  may  be  observed  that  by  this  purchase  Joshua  Dickinson  (54- 
75)  owned  two-thirds  of  his  father’s  homestead,  with  his  sister, 
Mehitable,  owning  one-third.  By  deed,  dated  21  May,  1801,  Joshua 
Dickinson  sold  his  two-thirds  to  Darius  Dickinson  (Essex  Deeds, 
170:143).  This  Darius  Dickinson*  d.  in  Ipswich,  24  Aug.,  1849, 
aged  72  years. 

54-77.  An  infant,  twin,  d.  28  May,  1761. 

54-78.  Susannah,  twin,  bp.  31  May,  1761;  d.  8  Dec.,  1764. 

54-53.  William5  Dickinson  ( Joseph  54-20;  Thomas  54-8;  James 
54-1;  Thomas  54),  born  21  Mar.,  1741-2;  married  in  Bradford,  7  June, 
1770,  Martha  Wallingford.  She  died  25  June,  1776,  aged  24  years. 
He  married  (2)  17  June,  1777,  Priscilla,  daughter  of  Abraham  Foster 
of  Topsfield,  where  she  was  born  4  Aug.,  1753.  She  died  9  Aug.,  1785. 
He  married  (3)  (int.  26  Dec.,  1788)  Mercy  or  Mary  Phillips.  PTe 

*  Darius  Dickinson  was  a  son  of  Joshua.  Dickinson  (54-75),  according  to  a  deed 
from  John  Dickinson  to  Darius  Dickinson,  1799  (Essex  Probate),  and  also  deed 
from  Israel  Cook  and  wife,  Susannah,  of  Lyme,  N.  H.,  to  Darius  Dickinson,  1799 
(Grafton  Co.  N.  H.,  Probate).  See  Genealogy  of  Boston  and  Eastern  Mass.,  1:  32. 
We  find  no  record  of  the  marriage  of  Joshua  Dickinson  (54-75)  to  his  first  wife, 
nor  of  her  death. 


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died  22  Mar.,  1825.  Administration  granted  4  Oct.,  1825.  Rev. 
soldier.  His  widow,  Mercy  or  Mary,  died  24  Feb.,  1833,  aged  79  years. 

Children  born  in  Rowley: 

54-79.  James,6  b.  24  Oct.,  1771 ;  m.  Dorothy  Foster. 

54-80.  Abraham,  b.  24  July,  1778  ;  d.  26  Apr.,  1848 ;  unm. 

54-81.  William,  b.  3  Aug.,  1785  ;  m.  Lydia  Foster. 

54-82.  Mary,  b.  21  Apr.,  1790. 

54-83.  Judith,  b.  16  Sept.,  1791;  d.  in  Georgetown,  29  Sept.,  1838  ;  unm. 

Her  will,  dated  29  Sept.,  1838,  mentions  brother,  Abraham  Dickin¬ 
son,  to  have  the  homestead ;  William  Phillips  Dickinson,  N.  Au¬ 
gustus  Dickinson,  and  Cynthia  Phillips,  single-woman,  of  Rowley 
(Essex  Probate,  410:276). 

54-84.  Priscilla,  b.  16  Oct.,  1793  ;  d.  10  Nov.,  1833 ;  unm. 


54-54.  Moses5  Dickinson  ( Joseph  54-20;  Thomas  54-8;  James 
54-1;  Thomas  54),  born  6  Apr.,  1744;  married  12  Mar.,  1767,  Eunice, 
daughter  of  Thomas  Wood  (220-53). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

54-85.  Thomas,6  b.  11  July,  1768;  m.  22  Nov.,  1791,  Lydia  Perley  (142-14). 
54-86.  Jonathan,  b.  6  Mar.,  1771 ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  30  Jan.,  1793,  Hepzibah 
Hazen  (85-55). 

54-87.  Moses,  b.  12  June,  1774. 

54-88.  John,  b.  27  July,  1776. 

54-89.  Sarah,  b.  19  Nov.,  1778. 

54-90.  Amos,  b.  3  July,  1781. 

54-75.  Joshua6  Dickinson  ( John  54-35;  John  54-16;  Thomas  54- 
8;  James  54-1;  Thomas  54),  baptized  29  Feb.,  1756;  married  1  May, 
1785,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Lieut.  Humphrey  and  Jane  (Dickinson 
54-46)  Saunders  of  Rowley.  She  was  born  in  Rowley,  27  Jan.,  1761, 
and  died  23  Nov.,  1792.  He  died  22  Dec.,  1802.  Rev.  soldier. 

Administration  granted  4  Jan.,  1803,  to  John  Pickard  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate,  370:  69).  John  Pickard  was  appointed,  4  Jan.,  1803,  guardian 
of  Jane  Dickinson,  a  minor,  aged  about  17  years,  and  of  Elizabeth 
Dickinson,  a  minor,  aged  11  years,  both  children  of  Joshua  Dickinson, 
late  of  Rowley,  deceased  (Essex  Probate  Files,  7660). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

54-91.  Jane, i  b.  about  1786;  m.  (int.  6  July,  1805)  John  Daniels,  Jr.; 

d.  20  June,  1842.  He  d.  1851.  Children  of  record  in  Rowley: 
Joshuas  Dickinson,  b.  29  May,  1807;  Susan,  b.  20  Dec.,  1809;  Jane 
Matilda,  b.  5  Jan.,  1816;  John  Foster,  b.  19  May,  1821. 

54-92.  Elizabeth,  b.  24  Oct.,  1791;  m.  18  Apr.,  1815,  Reuben  Howe,  Jr.; 

d.  8  Oct.,  1835.  He  d.  25  Feb.;  1853.  Children  of  record  in  Row- 
ley:  Elizabeth  Saunders,6  b.  19  Jan.,  1816;  Amos  Wood,  b.  16  Jan., 
1819;  Humphrey  Saunders,  b.  7  May,  1821;  Eben  Ira,  b.  21  Aug., 
1824. 

54-79.  James6  Dickinson  ( William  54-53;  Joseph  54-20;  Thomas 
54-8;  James  54-1;  Thomas  54),  born  24  Oct.,  1771;  married  in 
Ipswich,  2  Nov.,  1803,  Dorothy  Foster  of  Ipswich.  He  died  in  George- 


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town,  17  May,  1847.  She  died  in  Georgetown,  11  June,  1853,  aged 
70  years. 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

54-93.  Sylvanus,7  b.  8  Apr.,  1804. 

54-81.  William6  Dickinson  ( William  54-53;  Joseph  54-20; 
Thomas  54-8;  James  54-1;  Thomas  54),  born  3  Aug.,  1785;  married 
in  Ipswich,  6  June,  1816,  Lydia  Foster  of  Ipswich;  died  in  Hamilton, 
29  Dec.,  1844  (Hamilton  R.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

54-94.  William  Phillips,7  b.  18  Apr.,  1817 ;  m.  in  Hamilton,  20  Nov.,  1845, 
Nancy  A.,  dau.  of  James  Webber  of  Hamilton. 

54- 95.  Nathaniel  Augustus,  b.  24  Aug\,v  1820;  m.  in  Hamilton,  25  Dec., 

1845,  Susan  P.,  dau.  of  Benjamin  F.  Brown  of  Rowley. 

DORMAN 

55.  Ephraim  Dorman,  probably  a  Topsfield  man. 

Child  of  record  in  Rowley : 

55- 1.  Hannah,  bp.  20  Mar.,  1680-1. 

DORMAN 

56.  “Goodman”  Dorman  (perhaps  Timothy  of  Topsfield). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

56- 1.  Seth,  bp.  9  Dec.,  1683. 

56-2.  Phebe,  bp.  9  Dec.,  1683. 


DOWNES 

57.  Widow  Elizabeth  Downes  joined  the  Rowley  Church,  12 
Apr.,  1691. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

57-1.  Richard,  bp.  12  Apr.,  1691. 

57- 2.  Elizabeth,  bp.  12  Apr.,  1691. 

DRESSER 

58.  John1  Dresser,  “shoemaker,”  had  an  acre  and  half  house  lot 
on  Bradford  Street,  1643.  He  was  about  61  years  old,  1668  (Essex 
Ct.  Files).  He  brought  with  him  his  wife,  Mary.  He  was  buried  19 
Apr.,  1672.  His  will,  dated  5  Mar.,  1671-2,  mentions  wife,  Mary; 
eldest  son,  John;  son  Samuel  and  daughter  Elizabeth;  grandchildren 
John,  Mary  and  Martha,  children  of  son  John;  two  daughters  (un¬ 
named),  children  of  son  Samuel  (Essex  Probate). 

Children  born  in  Rowley: 

58- 1.  John, 2  b.  about  1640;  m.  Martha  Thorley  (198-6). 

58-2.  Mary,  b.  23  :  2  mo.  1642 ;  bur.  27  Nov.,  1659. 

58-3.  Samuel,  b.  10:  12  mo.  1643;  m.  Mary  Leaver  (115-3). 


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58-4.  Jonathan,  b.  8  :  11  mo.  1646  ;  bur.  10  Dec.,  1659. 

58-5.  Elizabeth,  b.  10  Mar.,  1649-50  ;  m.  Jonathan  Hopkinson  (91-2). 

58-1.  Lieut.  John2  Dresser  ( John  58),  born  about  1640;  married 
27  Nov.,  1662,  Martha,  daughter  of  Richard  Thorley  (198).  Thomas 
Thorley  of  Newbury  calls  him  “beloved  brother,”  and  makes  him  execu¬ 
tor  of  his  will,  1713.  She  died  29  June,  1700.  He  married  (2)  7 
Jan.,  1701-2,  Rebecca,  widow  of  James  Dickinson  (54-1).  She  died 
2  Apr.,  1718.  He  moved  to  Newbury  before  13  Apr.,  1721  (Essex 
Deeds,  41:  152).  He  died  14  Mar.,  1723-4  (Ch.  R.),  in  his  85th  year. 
“John  Dresser  formerly  of  Rowley,  dyed  at  Newbury  Mar.  14th  1724-5” 
(Newbury  R.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

58-6.  John, 3  b.  4  :  10  mo.  1663;  m.  Mercy  Dickinson  (54-9). 

58-7.  Mary,  b.  14  July,  1667;  m.  Daniel  Thurston  (199). 

58-8.  Martha,  b.  1  Aug.,  1671;  m.  in  Ipswich,  11  July,  1695,  Anthony 
Potter  of  Ipswich. 

58-9.  Jonathan,  b.  27  June,  1674;  m.  Sarah  Leaver  (115-5). 

58-10.  Jane,  bp.  4  June,  1676;  m.  John  Perley  (141). 

J58-11.  Sarah,  b.  4  Apr.,  1678  ;  m.  Richard  Boynton  (22-11). 

58-12.  Richard,  b.  24  June,  1679 ;  m.  in  Topsfield,  29  June,  1708,  Marcy 
Peabody  of  Topsfield.  He  was  then  of  “Woodstok.”  In  1726  he 
was  of  Killingly,  Conn.  (Essex  Deeds,  51:194). 

58-13.  Nathaniel,  b.  27  Aug.,  1681;  m.  Elizabeth  Wentworth  (212-1). 
58-14.  Lydia,  b.  14  July,  1684 ;  d.  1689. 

58-15.  Elizabeth,  b.  16  Feb.,  1685-6 ;  m.  4  Apr.,  1706,  Robert  Day.  They 
were  of  Killingly,  Conn.,  1726. 

58-3.  Samuel2  Dresser  ( John  58),  born  10:  12  mo.  1643;  mar¬ 
ried  9  Dec.,  1668,  Mary,  daughter  of  Thomas  Leaver  (115).  “Samuel 
Dresser,  senr  dyed  most  suddenly  Dec.  28,  1704”  (Ch.  R.).  Adminis¬ 
tration  granted,  1705  (Essex  Probate,  308:  330).  In  the  settlement 
of  his  estate  his  widow,  Mary;  eldest  son,  Samuel;  sons  John,  Joseph, 
Thomas,  Jeremiah,  Benjamin  and  Henry;  daughters  Mary,  Elizabeth 
and  Hannah,  are  mentioned.  Sons  Samuel  and  Joseph  take  the  real 
estate  and  pay  the  other  heirs  (Essex  Probate  File,  8323).  His  widow, 
Mary,  died  21  Aug.,  1714.  Her  will,  dated  25  July,  1714,  mentions 
children  Mary,  Samuel,  Elizabeth,  John,  Joseph,  Hannah,  Thomas, 
Benjamin  and  Henry  (Essex  Probate,  311:  184). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

58-16.  Mary,3  b.  16  June,  1670  ;  m.  4  Dec.,  1696,  Daniel  Foster  of  Ipswich. 
58-17.  Elizabeth,  b.  2  Dec.,  1671;  m.  John  Stewart  (188-7). 

58-18.  Samuel,  b.  23  Aug.,  1673;  m.  Mary  Burpee  (32-6). 

58-19.  John,  b.  1  Apr.,  1676;  m.  Margaret  Acy  (2-8). 

58-20.  Thomas,  bp.  16  June,  1678  ;  bur.  18  Aug.,  1682. 

58-21.  Joseph,  b.  14  Mar.,  1679-80;  m.  Elizabeth  Ivilbourne  (106-20). 

58-22.  Hannah,  b.  17  Feb.,  1681-2  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  22  Mar.,  1711-2,  Samuel 
Potter  of  Ipswich. 

58-23.  Thomas,  bp.  10  Feb.,  1683-4;  d.  soon. 

58-24.  Thomas,  b.  4  Apr.,  1685. 


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58-25.  Jeremiah,  b.  30  June,  1687  ;  d.  before  25  July,  1714. 

58-26.  Benjamin,  b.  29  Sept.,  1689 ;  m.  in  Boston,  10  Sept.,  1712,  Lydia 
Vaughn,  “both  of  Boston”  (Boston  B.). 

58-27.  Henry,  b.  24  Apr.,  1692  ;  living,  11  Apr.,  1715,  when  he  receipted  for 
a  portion  of  his  father’s  estate  (Essex  Probate  File,  8323). 

58-6.  John3  Dresser  (Lieut.  John  58-1;  John  58),  born  4:  10  mo. 
1663;  married  7  June,  1688,  Mercy,  daughter  of  James  Dickinson 
(54-1) ;  died  17  Nov.,  1736  (Ch.  R.).  His  will,  dated  22  Jan.,  1735-6, 
mentions  wife,  Mercy;  eldest  son,  John;  sons  Nathan,  David  and 
Stephen;  daughters  Abigail,  wife  of  John  Abbott,  Lydia,  Mehitable, 
Martha,  and  youngest  daughter,  Rebecca.  Value  of  estate,  by  inven¬ 
tory,  £784-14s  (Essex  Probate,  322:1).  His  widow,  Mercy,  died  12 
Apr.,  1751,  “aged  82”  (Ch.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

58-28.  Abigail, 4  b.  1  May,  1689  ;  m.  3  Feb.,  1714-5,  John  Abbott. 

58-29.  Lydia,  b.  10  Sept.,  1691;  m.  Ebenezer  Clark  (41-13). 

58-30.  Mehitable,  b.  6  July,  1694;  m.  Thomas  Pickard  (145-22). 

58-31.  John,  b.  9  Feb.,  1696;  m.  Hannah  Boynton  (21-12). 

58-32.  James,  bp.  1  Oct.,  1699  ;  d.  16  Oct.,  1699. 

58-33.  Nathan,  b.  11  Apr.,  1700;  m.  (int.  25  Apr.,  1724)  Lydia  Foster  of 
Ipswich.  They  settled  in  Boxford  and  had  children  born  there. 
His  dau.,  Lydia,  d.  in  Rowley,  1  Mar.,  1736  (Ch.  R.). 

58-34.  Martha,  b.  11  Mar.,  1701-2;  m.  6  Oct.,  1730,  Jabish  Potter  of 
Ipswich. 

58-35.  David  (Daniel,  T.  R.),  b.  21  July,  1704;  d.  15  Aug.,  1770;  unm. ; 

styled  “Ensign”  (Ch.  R.).  Adm.  granted  24  Sept.,  1770,  to  John 
and  Stephen  Dresser  (Essex  Probate,  346:330). 

58-36.  Stephen,  b.  6  July,  1706  ;  his  will,  dated  8  Sept.,  1779,  proved  7  May, 
1782,  mentions  himself  as  of  Rowley;  cousin  Jonathan  Wood,  Jr., 
to  have  all  the  estate  and  be  executor  (Essex  Probate,  335:  62). 
58-37.  Rebecca,  bp.  16  May,  1708;  d.  22  Dec.,  1772;  unm.  (Linebrook  Ch.  R.). 

Her  will,  dated  2  Dec.,  1772,  mentions  brother,  Stephen  Dresser, 
to  have  “that  share  of  land  that  fell  to  me  out  of  my  late  brother 
David  Dresser’s  estate” ;  brothers  John  and  Nathan  Dresser ;  sis¬ 
ter  Martha  Potter ;  three  daughters  of  sister  Mehitable  Pickard ; 
cousins  Mehitable  Dickinson,  daughter  of  John  Dickinson,  Jr., 
Elizabeth  Southwick,  wife  of  Isaac  Southwick;  John  Dresser  and 
Jonathan  Dresser  (Essex  Probate.  349:7). 

58-9.  Jonathan3  Dresser  (Lieut.  John  58-1;  John  58),  born  27 
June,  1674;  married  31  Oct.,  1699,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Thomas  Leaver 
(115-2).  He  was  of  Pomfret,  Conn.,  9  Nov.,  1726  (Essex  Deeds,  51: 
194). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

58-38.  Jonathan,4  b.  6  Aug.,  1700 ;  d.  17  July,  1701. 

58-39.  Jonathan,  b.  23  July,  1702. 

58-40.  Thomas,  b.  7  Nov.,  1704. 

58-41.  Sarah,  b.  2  Dec.,  1706. 

58-42.  Richard,  b.  17  Dec.,  1708;  d.  9  Sept.,  1709. 

58-43.  Hannah,  b.  19  Aug.,  1711. 

58-44.  Nathan,  b.  22  Feb.,  1715-16. 


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58-13.  Nathaniel3  Dresser  {Lieut.  John  58-1;  John  58),  born 
27  Aug.,  1681 ;  married  13  Nov.,  1707,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Sylvanus 
Wentworth  (212).  They  resided  in  Rowley  until  26  Mar.,  1726,  when 
he  sold  a  dwelling-house  and  about  32  acres  of  land,  partly  in  Ipswich 
and  partly  in  Rowley  (Essex  Deeds,  45:  251).  They  were  soon  of 
Portsmouth,  N.  H.,  then,  about  1729,  of  Scarboro’,  Me.,  where  he 
bought  a  farm  of  72  acres  (York  Deeds,  13:  52),  and  where  he  died, 
and  was  buried  16  May,  1749  (Scarboro’  Sec.  Ch.  R.).  His  widow, 
Elizabeth,  was  “buried  30  Aug.,  1772,  aged  almost  90”  (Scarboro’ 
Sec.  Ch.  R.). 

Children : 

58-45.  Jonathan,4  joined  the  First  Ch.  Scarboro’,  17  July,  1743. 

58-46.  Henry,  m.  in  Scarboro’,  17  Sept.,  1744,  Grace  Bartlett.  He  was 
bur.  1  Apr.,  1777  (Scarboro’  Sec.  Ch.  R.). 

58-47.  Nathaniel.  “Nathaniel  Dresser,  a  young*  man,  Killed  by  the  In¬ 
dians  13  Apr.,  1747”  (Hist.  Scarboro’). 

58-48.  Richard,  m.  in  Scarboro’,  5  Jan.,  1748-9,  Mindwell  Munson. 

58-49.  Lydia,  m.  in  Scarboro’,  5  Jan.,  1748-9,  Elias  Banks. 

58-50.  Anna,  m.  in  Scarboro’,  1  July,  1751,  Joshua  Purinton. 

58-18.  Sergt.  Samuel3  Dresser  {Samuel  58-3;  John  58),  born 
23  Aug.,  1673;  married  13  May,  1700,  Mary,  daughter  of  Thomas 
Burpee  (32).  She  died  13  June,  1732.  He  married  (2)  (int.  in 
Ipswich,  16  Nov.,  1733)  widow  Sarah  Moulton  of  Newbury.  He  died 
2  Nov.,  1752  (Ch.  R.). 

His  will,  dated  29  Nov.,  1748,  mentions  himself  as  of  Ipswich;  wife, 
Sarah;  sons  Samuel,  David,  eldest  son,  Daniel,  to  have  the  homestead 
in  Ipswich;  son-in-law  Jacob  Perkins;  daughter  Mary  Perkins;  grand¬ 
daughters  Mary  and  Mehitable  Perkins;  grandson  Benjamin  Safford 
(Essex  Probate,  331:  62).  Administration  on  her  estate  was  granted, 
8  Aug.,  1757,  to  her  son,  Moses  Ordway,  of  Newton,  N.  H.,  (Essex 
Probate,  334:  493). 

His  home,  after  1712,  was  in  Ipswich  Village,  near  the  Rowley  line. 
Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

58-51.  Sarah,4  b.  7  June,  1701;  m.  (int.  in  Ipswich,  1  Apr.,  1727)  Thomas 
Safford,  Jr.,  of  Ipswich,  where  she  d.  29  June,  1736. 

58-52.  Daniel,  b.  14  Mar.,  1702-3  ;  m.  Mary  Pemberton. 

58-53.  Mary,  b.  16  Feb.,  1704-5;  m.  6  Dec.,  1733,  Jacob  Perkins  of  Ipswich. 
58-54.  Samuel,  b.  23  May,  1707  ;  m.  Dorothy  Boynton  (22-59). 

58-55.  David,  b.  12  Feb.,  1709-10;  m.  Mary  Ivilbourne  (106-27). 

58-56.  Mehitable,  b.  14  May,  1712. 

58-57.  Benjamin,  bp.  17  Oct.,  1714  ;  d.  23  June,  1728. 

58-58.  Hannah,  bp.  26  May,  1717;  d.  31  May,  1717. 

58-59.  John,  bp.  5  Apr.,  1719 ;  d.  30  June,  1728. 

58-60.  Elizabeth,  d.  4  July,  1728. 

58-19.  John3  Dresser  {Samuel  58-3;  John  58),  born  1  Apr., 
1676;  married  10  Feb.,  1702-3,  Margaret,  daughter  of  John  Acy  (2-4). 
He  died  23  July,  1717.  Administration  granted  13  Oct.,  1717,  to  his 


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widow,  Margaret,  and  his  brother-in-law,  John  Stewart.  His  estate 
was  divided  28  Nov.,  1729;  Aaron,  oldest  son  living,  to  have  the  real 
estate  and  pay  sons  Thomas  and  Jacob  their  shares  (Essex  Probate, 
316:  203).  His  widow,  Margaret,  died  26  Mar.,  1718. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

58-61.  Moses,4  b.  11  May,  1704 ;  d.  before  28  Nov.,  1729,  without  issue. 

58-62.  Aaron,  m.  Mehitable  Scott  (168-19). 

58-63.  Thomas,  b.  3  May,  1711;  m.  in  Gloucester,  6  Jan.,  1733,  Sarah  Tarr 
of  Sandy  Bay,  Gloucester,  now  Rockport.  He  lived  in  Gloucester 
until  1754,  and  had  children  born  there. 

58-64.  Jacob,  bp.  8  Feb.,  1712-3  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  in  Boxford,  4  Feb., 
1741-2,  Rachel  Bradford  of  Boxford ;  he  was  then  of  Ipswich. 
Children :  Asa,5  bp.  in  Boxford,  27  Nov.,  1743  ;  Molly,  bp.  in  Tops- 
field,  31  July,  1748. 

58-21.  Joseph3  Dresser  ( Samuel  58-3;  John  58),  born  14  Mar., 
1679-80;  married  12  Mar.,  1705-6,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Isaac  Kil- 
bourne  (106-5).  She  died  18  Sept.,  1711.  He  married  (2)  6  Aug., 
1712,  Johanna,  daughter  of  Nathaniel  Barker  (13-4).  He  was  in  the 
military  service  under  Capt.  John  Cutler,  at  Wells,  from  23  Mar.  to 
7  Apr.,  1702-3  (Province  Laws,  8:  599). 

He  “dyed  from  home  26  Mar.,  1718”  (Ch.  R.).  Administration 
granted  to  his  widow,  Johanna,  1  Oct.,  1718  (Essex  Probate,  312: 
411).  The  estate  was  divided  3  Nov.,  1730;  widow  Johanna  and  chil¬ 
dren  Jeremiah,  Jane,  Hannah,  Amos,  Abel,  and  Elizabeth,  each  receiv¬ 
ing  a  portion  (Essex  Probate,  316:  195). 

She  died  14  Oct.,  1747.  Her  will,  dated  5  Sept.,  1747,  mentions 
brother,  James  Barker,  sister,  Mary  Scott,  sister  Mercy  Gage,  and 
eldest  child  (unnamed)  of  son,  Abel  Dresser.  “Eliphalet  Kilborn 
physician,”  executor  (Essex  Probate,  328:  140). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

58-65.  Jane,4  b.  27  May,  1707;  m.  Jeremiah  Hobson  (89-9). 

58-66.  Jeremiah,  bp.  3  July,  1709  ;  was  of  Pennacook,  N.  H.,  8  Dec.,  1733, 
and  of  Rumford,  N.  H.,  5  June,  1734  (Essex  Deeds,  77:206-7); 
m.  in  Haverhill,  3  Dec.,  1735,  Mehitable  Bradley  of  Haverhill. 

58-67.  Hannah,  b.  2  Sept.,  1711;  m.  Thomas  Johnson  (105-12). 

58-68.  Amos,  b.  9  May,  1713;  a  physician;  d.  22  Sept.,  1741;  unm.  (G.  S.). 

His  will,  dated  18  Sept.,  1741,  mentions  his  mother,  Johanna,  to 
have  all  liis  estate  for  her  life,  with  remainder  to  his  brother, 
Abel  Dresser  (Essex  Probate,  325:78). 

58-69.  Abel,  a  blacksmith,  was  of  Boston,  1  May,  1738,  and  of  the  County 
of  Pasquotank,  North  Carolina,  9  Nov.,  1738,  and  1750  (Essex 
Deeds,  77:207  and  100:114). 

58-70.  Elizabeth,  bp.  9  Dec.,  1716;  d.  30  May,  1736;  unm.  (G.  S.). 

58-31.  John4  Dresser  ( John  58-6;  Lieut.  John  58-1;  John  58), 
born  9  Feb.,  1696;  married  in  Newbury,  2  Apr.,  1724,  Hannah,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Joshua  Boynton  (21-4).  She  died  28  Nov.,  1774.  He  died  10 
Mar.,  1782.  His  home  was  in  Linebrook  Parish,  Rowley. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

5S-71.  James,5  b.  2  Feb.,  1724-5. 


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58-72.  Moses,  b.  11  Sept.,  1726;  d.  24  Feb.,  1748. 

58-73.  Hannah,  b.  26  Sept.,  1728  ;  m.  Jonathan  Wood  (220-57). 

58-74.  Sarah,  b.  14  Feb.,  1730-1. 

58-75.  Elizabeth,  b.  20  July,  1733. 

58-76.  Jemima,  bp.  22  Aug.,  1736  ;  d.  4  Sept.,  1736. 

58-52.  Daniel4  Dresser  ( Sergt .  Samuel  58-18;  Samuel  58-3; 
John  58),  born  14  Mar.,  1702-3;  married  in  Bradford,  9  Apr.,  1730, 
Mary,  daughter  of  John  and  Martha  (Worcester)  Pemberton  of  Brad¬ 
ford.  She  was  born  in  Bradford,  25  Nov.,  1711,  and  died  26  Feb., 
1762.  He  married  (2)  2  Dec.,  1762,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  James 
Barker  (13-28).  He  was  a  member  of  Rowley  Church,  admitted  28 
Apr.,  1729.  His  home  was  in  Ipswich  Village,  very  near  the  boundary 
of  Rowley,  where  he  died  1  June,  1789  (Rowley  R.). 

His  will,  dated  9  Dec.,  1788,  mentions  himself  as  of  Ipswich;  wife, 
Elizabeth,  to  improve  all  the  estate;  son,  Daniel  Dresser;  daughters 
Mary  Pickard,  Rebecca  Palmer,  Hannah  Bailey,  Lydia  Pingree  and 
Mehitable  Pickard;  six  children  of  son  John  Dresser,  decM;  John, 
Abigail,  Mary,  Daniel,  Nathan  and  Ann  Dresser;  grandson  John  Pem¬ 
berton  Palmer  to  have  one-half  reversion  of  the  estate  and  to  be  execu¬ 
tor  (Essex  Probate,  360:  197-8). 

His  widow,  Elizabeth,  died  12  Apr.,  1792.  Her  will,  dated  22  Mar., 
1792,  mentions  herself  as  of  Ipswich;  cousin  Nathaniel  Barker  of  Row- 
ley;  Daniel  Dresser  of  Ipswich,  “my  well  beloved  friend  &  grandson 
of  my  late  husband,”  to  have  all  land  in  Ipswich  and  Rowley,  and  to 
be  executor;  daughters-in-law  Mehitable  Pickard,  Elizabeth  (?)  Bailey 
and  Lydia  Pingree  (Essex  Probate,  362:  68). 

Children  (unless  otherwise  indicated  the  data  are  from  Rowley 
Church  Record)  : 

58-77.  Mehitable, s  b.  in  Ipswich,  28  May,  1731;  m.  Philip  Nelson  (130-44). 
58-78.  Mary,  b.  in  Ipswich,  16  Aug.,  1733  ;  m.  Samuel  Pickard  (145-62). 
58-79.  John,  bp.  in  Boxford,  7  Dec.,  1735  ;  m.  Abigail  Poor. 

58-80.  Daniel,  b.  about  1737 ;  m.  Bridget  Pemberton. 

58-81.  Rebecca,  bp.  in  Boxford,  4  May,  1740;  m.  Francis  Palmer  (135-30). 
58-82.  Hannah,  bp.  17  Oct.,  1742;  m.  John  Bailey  (10-66). 

58-83.  An  infant,  d.  31  July,  1745. 

58-84.  Samuel,  bp.  2  June,  1746 ;  d.  13  June,  1746. 

58-85.  Lydia,  bp.  22  Nov.,  1747  ;  m.  31  Dec.,  1771,  Aaron  Pingree. 

58-86.  An  infant,  d.  —  Dec.,  1749. 

58-87.  Mehitable,  bp.  3  Mar.  1750-1;  m.  Jeremiah  Pickard  (145-68). 

58-88.  An  infant,  d.  25  Mar.,  1754. 

58-54.  Samuel4  Dresser  (Sergt.  Samuel  58-18;  Samuel  58-3; 
John  58),  born  23  May,  1707;  married  26  Apr.,  1732,  Dorothj^,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  John  Boynton  (22-12).  She  died  22  Aug.,  1761.  He  married 
(2)  25  May,  i.762,  Priscilla,  daughter  of  Aquila  Jewett  (100-21). 
She  died  29  Sept.,  1773.  He  died  —  Feb.,  1798. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

58-89.  An  infant,5  d.  17  July,  1733. 


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58-90.  Sarah,  b.  14  July,  1734 ;  d.  30  Sept.,  1747. 

58-91.  Benjamin,  b.  13  Aug.,  1737  :  d.  at  Louisburg,  18  July,  1759,  a  soldier. 
58-92.  Mark,  b.  28  Aug.,  1739;  d.  26  Nov.,  1759. 

58-93.  Bethiah,  b.  19  Mar.,  1741-2 ;  d.  28  Sept.,  1747. 

58-94.  Samuel,  bp.  19  Aug.,  1744;  d.  14  Oct.,  1744. 

58-95.  Sarah,  b.  7  Jan.,  1747-8  ;  m.  Joshua  Pickard  (145-70). 

58-96.  Bethiah,  b.  20  May,  1750  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  9  Nov.,  1779,  Janies  Wharff 
of  Ipswich.  He  was  lost  at  sea  off  Plum  Island,  in  Apr.,  1790. 

58-97.  Samuel,  b.  30  Dec.,  1763. 

58-98.  Priscilla,  b.  11  Dec.,  1765  ;  d.  in  Ipswich,  17  Sept.,  1846 ;  unm. 
58-99.  Dorothy,  b.  12  Dec.,  1767. 

58-100.  Mary,  b.  7  Aug.,  1770  ;  d.  11  Sept.,  1770. 

58-55.  David4  Dresser  ( Sergt .  Samuel  58-18;  Samuel  58-3;  John 
58),  born  12  Feb.,  1709-10;  married  in  Ipswich,  21  Dec.,  1737,  Mary, 
daughter  of  Joseph  Kilbourne  (106-9).  His  home  in  Rowley  was  on 
the  west  side  of  Main  Street,  next  to  Ipswich  line,  now  (1932)  owned 
by  Albert  A.  Hicken.  He  died  before  18  Apr.,  1788.  His  sons,  Joseph 
Dresser  of  Rowley  and  Amos  Dresser  of  Lunenburg,  by  deed,  dated  18 
Apr.,  1788,  divide  all  the  real  estate  of  David  Dresser,  deceased,  situate 
in  Rowley,  except  the  use  of  dower  to  widow  of  said  David  (Essex 
Deeds,  147:  167).  His  widow,  Mary,  died  28  Sept.,  1800. 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

58-101.  Joseph,5  b.  10  Jan.,  1739-40;  m.  Hannah  Dickinson  (54-47). 

58-102.  Mary,  b.  10  Apr.,  1742 ;  m.  18  Jan.,  1763,  John  Saunders. 

58-103.  Amos,  b.  1  June,  1744;  m.  Hannah  Jewett  (100-134). 

58-104.  Elizabeth,  b.  6  Jan.,  1750-1. 

58-62.  Aaron4  Dresser  ( John  58-19;  Samuel  58-3;  John  58), 
married  4  Dec.,  1730,  Mehitable,  daughter  of  John  Scott  (168-10). 
Aaron  Dresser  and  his  wife,  Mehitable,  were  admitted  3  May,  1747,  to 
the  Second  Church  in  Lancaster. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

58-105.  Mehitable,5  b.  5  Jan.,  1733-4 ;  d.  18  Nov.,  1736. 

58-106.  Elizabeth,  bp.  18  July,  1736  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

58-107.  Oliver,  b.  16  Sept.,  1737. 

58-108.  Hannah,  bp.  16  Dec.,  1739  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  d.  in  Lancaster,  18 
Jan.,  1749  (G.  S.  Lancaster). 

58-109.  John,  bp.  28  Mar.,  1742  (Byfield  Ch.  R.).  They  had  children  born 
in  Lancaster. 

58-79.  John5  Dresser  ( Daniel  58-52;  Sergt.  Samuel  58-18;  Sam¬ 
uel  58-3;  John  58),  baptized  7  Dec.,  1735;  married  in  Newbury,  27 
Oct.,  1757,  Abigail,  daughter  of  John  and  Ann  (Longfellow)  Poore 
of  Newbury.  His  home  was  in  Ipswich  Village,  where  he  died  2  Oct., 
1769.  Administration  granted  30  Oct.,  1769  (Essex  Probate,  346:  3). 
His  widow,  Abigail,  married  (2)  in  Rowley,  13  Dec.,  1772,  Isaac 
Noyes  of  Newburyport. 


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Children  born  in  Ipswich,  also  recorded  in  Rowley : 

58-110.  John,6  bp.  21  May,  1758  ;  Jonathan  Poore,  of  Newbury  was  ap¬ 
pointed  his  guardian,  29  June,  1773  (Essex  Probate,  348:  210). 
Rev.  soldier. 

58-111.  Abigail,  bp.  9  Dec.,  1759. 

58-112.  Benjamin,  bp.  26  July,  1761 ;  not  mentioned  in  his  grandfather 
Dresser’s  will,  9  Dec.,  1788. 

58-113.  Mary,  bp.  14  Aug.,  1763. 

58-114.  Daniel,  bp.  14  July,  1765 ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  24  May,  1792,  Esther 
Plumer  of  Newbury;  d.  in  Newbury,  26  Dec.,  1810.  Adm.  granted 
2  Jan.,  1811,  to  Esther  Dresser  (Essex  Probate,  380:156). 

58-115.  Nathan,  bp.  12  July,  1767. 

58-116.  Ann,  bp.  25  June,  1769 

58-80.  Capt.  Daniel5  Dresser  ( Daniel  58-52;  Sergt.  Samuel  58- 
18;  Samuel  58-3;  John  58),  born  probably  in  Ipswich,  about  1737; 
married  in  Ipswich,  17  Apr.,  1760,  Bridget  Pemberton.  Pie  married 
(2)  26  July,  1785,  Susanna  Chapman.  He  lived  in  Eowley,  near 
Strait’s  Rock,  and  died  2  Dec.,  1817,  aged  80  years.  Rev.  soldier,  rank 
of  Lieut.  His  widow,  Susannah,  died  15  Apr.,  1842,  aged  89  years. 
She  was  a  Rev.  pensioner  (Essex  Probate,  413:  425). 

Children. 

58-117.  Phoebe,6  b.  in  Ipswich,  29  Apr.,  1761. 

58-118.  Rhoda,  b.  in  Tewksbury,  22  Jan.,  1764;  d.  there,  7  Nov.,  1764. 

58-119.  Rhoda,  bp.  14  Feb.,  1768  ;  d.  23  Feb.,  1769  (Linebrook  Ch.  R.). 

58-120.  Daniel,  bp.  31  Dec.,  1769  ;  d.  6  Sept.,  1772  (Linebrook  Ch.  R.). 

58-121.  Solomon,  b.  in  Rowley,  13  Oct.,  1772. 

58-122.  Daniel,  b.  in  Rowley,  16  Jan.,  1776. 

58-123.  Mehitable,  b.  in  Rowley,  21  Mar.,  1778. 

58-124.  Benjamin,  b.  in  Rowley,  29  May,  1788 ;  m.  Lois  Hoar. 

58-125.  Polly,  b.  in  Rowley,  21  Jan.,  1791 ;  d.  1809  ;  unm. 

The  Tewksbury  Ch.  R.  shows  death  of  infant  child  of  Daniel 
Dresser,  28  Jan.,  1763,  prob.  Phoebe  above. 

• 

58-101.  Joseph5  Dresser  ( David  58-55;  Sergt.  Samuel  58-18; 
Samuel  58-3;  John  58),  born  10  Jan.,  1739-40;  married  28  May, 
1771,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Thomas  Dickinson  (54-17).  She  died  24 
Oct.,  1827.  He  died  14  May,  1828.  His  will,  dated  3  Oct.,  1809, 
mentions  wife,  Hannah;  son  Joseph  to  have  the  homestead;  daughter 
Elizabeth  Clark,  wife  of  Aaron;  children  and  heirs  of  daughter  Mary 
Dodge,  deceased,  late  wife  of  Solomon  Dodge,  Sylvanus  and  Solomon 
Dodge  (Essex  Probate,  406:  526).  His  home  in  Rowley  was  on  the 
farm  in  Dresser’s  Lane. 

Children  born  in  Rowley: 

58-126.  Elizabeth,6  b.  8  Jan.,  1773  ;  m.  Aaron  Clark  (41-44). 

58-127.  Mary,  b.  7  July,  1774 ;  m.  10  Oct.,  1799,  Solomon  Dodge. 

58-128.  Joseph,  b.  21  Apr.,  1777  ;  d.  23  Mar.  1779. 

58-129.  Joseph,  b.  9  Aug.,  1780;  m.  (int.  8  Dec.,  1810)  Jane,  daughter  of 
John  Saunders;  d.  17  July,  1859,  without  issue.  She  d.  15  Mar., 
1865,  aged  82  years. 

Sarah,  bp.  in  Rowley,  28  Mar.,  1784 ;  d.  young. 


58-130. 


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58-103.  Amos5  Dresser  ( David  58-55;  Sergt.  Samuel  58-18;  Sam¬ 
uel  58-3;  John  58),  born  1  June,  1744;  married  5  Aug.,  1773,  Johanna 
(Hannah),  daughter  of  Eliphalet  Jewett  (100-57).  He  was  of  Lunen¬ 
burg,  18  Apr.,  1788  (Essex  Deeds,  147:  167),  and  probably  much 
earlier.  Rev.  soldier. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

58-131.  Amos,p  b.  7  July,  1774;  d.  5  Apr.,  1779. 

58-132.  David,  b.  11  Mar.,  1776. 

58-133.  Hannah,  b.  27  July,  1778. 

58-124.  Benjamin6  Dresser  ( Capt .  Daniel  58-80;  Daniel  58-52; 
Sergt.  Samuel  58-18;  Samuel  58-3;  John  58),  born  29  May,  1788; 
married  21  Mar.,  1820,  Lois,  daughter  of  Luther  Hoar.*  She  died  29 
Apr.,  1857,  aged  56  years.  He  died  4  Aug.,  1855  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

Children  born  in  Rowley: 

58-134.  Daniel, 7  b.  29  Mar.,  1821 ;  m.  in  Georgetown,  12  Oct.,  1843,  Alice 
Cook;  d.  in  Georgetown,  17  Sept.,  1846;  bur.  in  Linebrook. 

58-135.  John  Milton,  b.  25  July,  1822;  m.  2  May,  1861,  Julia  A.  Edgerly; 
residence,  Rowley;  d.  1  Nov.,  1887. 

58-136.  Samuel  Perley,  b.  26  Dec.,  1824;  m.  1850,  Mary  E.  Perkins,  of 
Newbury. 

58-137.  Mary,  b.  3  Sept.,  1826 ;  m.  in  Providence,  R.  I.,  11  Sept.,  1847, 
Gorham  H.  Hardy. 

58-138.  Eliza  Brown,  b.  20  Mar.,  1829;  m.  28  Jan.,  1852,  John  P.  Saunders; 
d.  22  Dec.,  1898. 

58-139.  George  Melvin,  b.  14  June,  1832  ;  d.  25  Apr.,  1834. 

58-140.  Benjamin  Melvin,  b.  16  Nov.,  1834  ;  m.  8  Apr.,  1856,  Sarah  P. 
Edgerly ;  residence,  Georgetown. 

58-141.  Lydia,  b.  16  Sept.,  1837  ;  m.  4  July,  1861,  Charles  A.  Edgerly  of 
Lawrence;  residence,  Lawrence;  d.  4  Aug.,  1891. 

58-142.  Susan,  b.  16  May,  1840;  d.  17  Oct.,  1846  (Ipswich  R.). 

DIMMER 

60.  Richard2  Dummer,  son  of  Richard1  of  Newbury,  was  born  13 
Jan.,  1650  (Coffin)  ;  married  12  Nov.,  1673  (Coffin),  Elizabeth,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Capt.  John  Appleton  of  Ipswich.  His  father,  Richard,1  had  a 
farm  granted  him  by  the  town  of  Newbury,  before  1639,  which  Roger’s 
company  bought,  and  it  then  became  a  part  of  Rowley.  He  was  not 
otherwise  connected  with  Rowley.  See  Shatswell  (172).  The  Rowley 
“Book  of  Grants,”  page  51,  under  date  of  1661,  mentions  a  parcel  of 
land  “in  the  Marsh  field  at  the  farme  house  wher  Domer  dwelt”  and 
page  54,  “in  the  Marsh  field  wher  Mr  Dumers  farme  house  stood.” 

Richard  Dummer  (60)  lived  in  Newbury  on  what  is  known  as  the 
Fatherland  Farm.  “Capt.  Richard  Dumer  Dyed  July  4  1689  in  his 
40th  year”  (G.  S.  Newbury). 

Children  born  in  Newbury,  also  of  record  in  Rowley : 

60-1.  Hannah, 3  b.  12  Aug.,  1674;  m.  John  Bradstreet  (25-8). 

*  Luther  Hoar,  after  living-  a  brief  time  in  Rowley,  moved  to  Portland,  Me.,  and 
thence  to  Rangeley,  Me.  He  was  the  first  white  man  to  settle  in  the  latter  place 
and  was  living  there  in  1820. 


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60-2.  John,  b.  8  Aug.,  1676. 

60-3.  Richard,  b.  21  July,  1678  ;  d.  in  Newbury,  “about  Sept.,  1678.” 

60-4.  Richard,  b.  22  June,  16S0. 

60-5.  Elizabeth,  b.  20  July,  1682. 

60-6.  Nathaniel,  bp.  9  Nov.,  1684. 

60-7.  Shueael,  b.  10  Jan.,  1686-7. 


DUTY 

61.  William1  Duty  married  1  May,  1684,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of 
Andrew  Hidden  (87)  ;  died  11  Apr.,  1738,  “above  80  years  old.”  She 
died  7  Feb.,  1742-3. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

61-1.  Mary, 2  bp.  18  Oct.,  1685  ;  d.  11  Mar.,  1757  ;  unm. 

61-2.  William,  b.  3  Ang.,  1687  ;  m.  15  Apr.,  1709,  Rebecca,  daughter  of 
Anthony  Bennett  (16-1).  She  d.  27  Mar.,  1739.  He  d.  24  Mar.,  1753, 
without  issue.  His  will,  dated  26  Jan.,  1753,  mentions  his  kins¬ 
woman,  Elizabeth  Bennett,  who  has  cared  for  him  many  years ; 
two  brothers,  Moses  Duty  and  Joseph  Duty ;  sister  Mary  Duty 
(Essex  Probate,  331:  258).  See  Elizabeth  Bennett  (16-21). 

61-3.  Sarah,  b.  17  Mar.,  1689;  m.  Samuel  Tenney  (195-14). 

61-4.  John,  b.  4  July,  1691. 

61-5.  Matthew,  b.  29  Jan.,  1693-4;  m.  Deborah  Goodridge  (70-9). 

61-6.  Samuel,  b.  1  May,  1696;  m.  Ruth  Tenney  (195-16). 

61-7.  Andrew,  b.  16  Sept.,  1698;  m.  Mehitable  Woodman  (223-1). 

61-8.  Moses,  bp.  29  Oct.,  1700;  m.  Mary  Palmer  (135-16). 

61-9.  Joseph,  bp.  15  July,  1705  ;  m.  in  Newbury,  19  Nov.,  1754,  Sarah  Pike 
(Mary  in  intention).  They  were  both  “of  Newbury.” 

61-5.  Matthew2  Duty  ( William  61),  born  29  Jan.,  1693-4;  mar¬ 
ried  in  Newbury,  4  Jan.,  1722-3,  Deborah,  daughter  of  Benjamin  Good¬ 
ridge  (70).  They  were  then  both  of  Newbury.  He  died  1756  (Byfield 
Ch.  R.).  His  will,  dated  7  June,  1753,  proved  21  June,  1756,  men¬ 
tions  kind  and  loving  wife,  Deborah;  brothers  Samuel,  Andrew,  Moses 
and  Joseph;  sisters  Mary  Duty  and  Sarah  Tenney;  Matthew  and  Mehi¬ 
table,  children  of  nephew  John  Duty;  to  Byfield  Church  for  the  bene¬ 
fit  of  the  poor,  £13-6s.-8d.  (Essex  Probate,  334:  30). 

His  widow,  Deborah,  died  in  Beverly;  buried  28  Mar.,  1774,  aged 
88  years  (Beverly  Ch.  R.).  Her  will,  dated  18  Jan.,  1774,  mentions 
herself  as  of  Beverly;  good  friend  and  kinsman,  Samuel  Goodrich  of 
Beverly,  to  have  the  residue  and  be  executor  (Essex  Probate,  350:  186). 

Children  (Byfield  Church  Record)  : 

61-10.  Sarah, 3  bp.  24  Nov.,  1723  ;  prob.  d.  young. 

61-11.  Elizabeth,  bp.  20  Feb.,  1725-6;  prob.  d.  young. 

61-6.  Samuel2  Duty  ( William  61),  born  1  May,  1696;  married  1 
Oct.,  1718,  Ruth,  daughter  of  Thomas  Tenney  (195-4).  He  lived  for 
some  time  in  Newbury,  removed,  1751,  with  his  wife,  Ruth,  to  Rowley 
(Rowley  R.).  He  married  (2)  in  Ipswich,  15  Nov.,  1757,  Mary,  widow 
of  Benjamin  Stickney  (189-23).  He  died  20  May,  1761  (Byfield  Ch. 
R.). 


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His  will,  dated  16  May,  1761,  mentions  wife,  Mary,  to  have  life  use 
of  all  the  estate  and  to  be  executrix;  grandson  John  Duty  to  have  all 
real  estate  in  Rowley  after  wife’s  decease;  “my  four  granddaughters,” 
Mehitable  Duty,  Apphia  Duty,  Jane  Duty  and  Mehitable  IJrrin  (Essex 
Probate,  338:  263). 

By  deed,  dated  24  Dec.,  1773,  Mary  Duty  of  Rowley,  widow,  and 
executrix  of  will  of  Samuel  Duty,  late  of  Rowley,  deceased,  and  John 
Duty  of  Newbury,  millwright,  grandson  and  heir  to  the  estate,  sell 
Amos  Stickney,  dwelling-house  and  seven  acres  of  land  in  Rowley  on 
northeast  of  Long  Hill  (Essex  Deeds,  133:  181). 

“Widow  Mary  Duty  died  Apr.  20,  1776.  She  had  buried  4  husbands” 
(Byfield  Ch.  R.).  She  married  2  June,  1713,  Abraham  Thurley  (Thor- 

ley  or  Thurlow)  ;  (2)  -  Morrison;  (3)  2  Oct.,  1750,  Benjamin 

Stickney  (189-23). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

61-12.  John, 3  b.  17  Nov.,  1720;  m.  Jane  Boynton. 

61-13.  Sarah,  b.  11  Feb.  1721-2;  m.  in  Newbnrv,  24  Nov.,  1746,  John  Uran 
of  Rumford;  d.  1  July,  1759  (Byfield  Ch.  R.).  He  m.  (2)  Abigail 
Leighton  (116-15). 

61-14.  Samuel,  bp.  —  Ang.,  1724;  d.  3  Sept.,  1724. 

61-15.  Samuel,  b.  20  May,  1726 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  14  Nov.,  1749,  Bethiah, 
widow  of  Amos  Pearson  (140-110)  (Essex  Deeds,  98:242).  He 
was  then  “of  Newbury.”  He  d.  —  1756  (Byfield  Ch.  R.).  His 
widow,  Bethiah,  m.  (3)  in  Newbury,  15  Mar.,  1759,  Ezra  Clough; 
“both  of  Byfield,  Rowley.” 

61-7.  Andrew2  Duty  ( William  61),  born  18  Sept.,  1698;  married 
in  Newbury,  20  Apr.,  1726,  Mehitable,  daughter  of  Joshua  Woodman 
(223).  They  were  then  both  of  Newbury;  removed  to  Rowley,  1752. 
His  wife,  Mehitable,  died  3  Apr.,  1760  (Bvfield  Ch.  R.).  He  died  8 
May,  1772  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Newbury : 

61-16.  Moses,3  b.  27  Aug.,  1735  ;  m.  Ann  Harris. 

61-17.  Elizabeth,  b.  25  Sept.,  1737;  m.  Francis  Pingry  (146-19). 

61-18.  William,  b.  9  Aug.,  1742;  d.  7  Jan.,  1748-9  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

61-8.  Moses2  Duty  (William  61),  baptized  29  Oct.,  1700;  mar¬ 
ried  1  May,  1741,  Mary,  daughter  of  John  Palmer  (135-9).  In  1765 
he  sold  all  his  real  estate  in  Rowley,  and  left  town  (Essex  Deeds,  121: 
268  and  127:  158). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

61-19.  Moses,3  b.  9  Apr.,  1742 ;  m.  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Philip  Mitchel 
of  Haverhill,  and  was  living'  in  Haverhill,  1768  (Essex  Deeds, 
121 :  268). 

61-20.  Mary  (Elizabeth,  Ch.  R.),  b.  11  Oct.,  1743. 

61-21.  Eunice,  b.  20  June,  1745. 

61-22.  Mark,  b.  16  Oct.,  1747. 

61-23.  William,  b.  9  Jan.,  bp.  14  Jan.,  1749-50,  “and  the  first  child  bap¬ 
tized  in  the  new  meeting-house”  (Ch.  R.). 

61-24.  Elizabeth,  b.  26  Oct.,  1751. 


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61-25.  Sarah,  b.  25  July,  1753. 

61-26.  Hannah,  b.  11  June,  1755. 

61-12.  John3  Duty  {Samuel  61-6;  William  61),  born  17  Nov., 
1720;  married  in  Hampton  Falls,  N.  H.,  3  Apr.,  1741,  Jane  Boynton, 
“both  of  Newbury  .”  He,  a  soldier,  “died  at  ye  Lakes”  before  Apr., 
1759  (Byfield  Ch.  R.).  Administration  granted  2  Apr.,  1759,  to  his 
widow,  Jane  Duty  (Essex  Probate,  336:  85).  His  widow,  Jane,  mar¬ 
ried  (2)  (int.  in  Newbury,  15  June,  1761)  Richard  Goodridge  of 
Newbury. 

Children : 

61-27.  Mehitable,4  bp.  in  Byfield,  1  May,  1743 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  28  Apr., 
1767,  Onesiphorus  Page  of  South  Hampton,  N.  H. 

61-28.  Aphia,  bp.  in  Byfield,  1  May,  1743 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  14  May,  1766, 
Samuel  Boynton  of  Newbury. 

61-29.  Matthew,  bp.  in  Byfield,  7  Apr.,  1745  ;  mentioned  in  will  of  his 
great-uncle,  Matthew  Duty,  7  June,  1751. 

61-30.  John,  bp.  in  Newbury,  29  Nov.,  1747  ;  d.  soon. 

61-31.  Jane  (Jean),  bp.  in  Newbury  (First  Ch.  R.),  7  Jan.,  1750;  men¬ 
tioned  in  her  grandfather  Duty’s  will,  16  May,  1761. 

61-32.  John,  b.  in  Newbury,  15  July,  1752  ;  m.  in  Newbury,  24  Mar.,  1774, 
Mary  Pillsbury,  “both  of  Newbury.”  His  two  female  children 
died  7  June,  1774,  “almost  as  soon  as  born”  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

61-16.  Moses3  Duty  {Andrew  61-7;  William  61),  born  27  Aug., 
1735;  married  8  Sept.,  1761  (Ipswich  R.),  Widow  Ann  Harris,  “both 
of  Rowley”  (Rowley  R.).  He  died  5  Nov.,  1773  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 
She  died  24  Jan.,  1782,  aged  about  54  years  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

Children : 

61-33.  Mehitable,4  bp.  18  July,  1762  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  prob.  m.  in  New¬ 
bury,  25  Dec.,  1778,  John  Hamilton,  “A  Foreigner.”  She  was  then 
of  Byfield,  Rowley. 

61-34.  Susanna,  bp.  9  Apr.,  1769  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  27  Aug.,  1789,  John 
Dummer  of  Newbury. 


EASTMAN 

62.  John  Eastman,  of  Salisbury,  married  in  Salisbury,  5  Nov., 
1670,  Mary,  daughter  of  William  Boynton  (21).  She  was  admitted 
to  Rowley  Church,  29  Mar.,  1669. 

His  will,  dated  19  Mar.,  1715-6,  proved  15  Apr.,  1720,  mentions 
himself  as  of  Salisbury;  sons  John,  Zachariah,  Roger,  and  Joseph  who 
has  the  homestead;  cousin  Edward  Eastman;  daughter  Elizabeth,  wife 
of  George  Brown;  my  former  maid,  Ann,  wife  of  Edward  Hunt;  be¬ 
loved  wife,  Mary  (Essex  Probate). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

62-1.  Zachary,  bp.  20  June,  1680. 

62-2.  Rob  (Roger),  bp.  29  Apr.,  1683. 

62-3.  Elizabeth,  bp.  6  June,  1686. 


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ELITHORP 

63.  Thomas1  Elithorp  had  an  acre  and  half  house  lot  on  Brad¬ 
ford  Street,  1643.  This  lot  soon  became  the  property  of  Richard 
Clark  (41).  He  lived  on  the  “John  Cross  farm”  then  in  Ipswich,  from 
about  1650  to  the  time  of  his  death.  We  find  no  record  of  his  first  wife. 
He  married  (2)  Abigail,  widow  of  Thomas  Sumner  (192-1). 

14  May,  1654,  Widow  Abigail  Elithorp,  Hugh  Smith,  and  John 
Pickard  petitioned  the  General  Court  for  probate  of  the  will  of  Thomas 
Elithorp;  mention  is  made  of  eldest  son  and  three  youngest  children. 
1  Nov.,  1654,  the  case  is  referred  to  the  Ipswich  Court.  6  Apr.,  1668, 
“Abigaill  Jones  sometimes  wife  vnto  Thomas  Elithorp  of  Rowley 
deceased  and  Nathanill  Elithorp  sonn  of  sayd  Thomas  Elithorp,  and 
Henry  Ryley  and  Mary  his  wife,  and  Joseph  Pickworth  and  Abigaill 
his  wife  Daughters  vnto  the  aforesd  Thomas  Elithorp”  give  power  of 
attorney  to  “our  loveing  Brother  John  Elithorp”  (Essex  Deeds,  3  Ips. : 
220). 

His  widow,  Abigail,  married  (3)  in  Boston,  25  June,  1657,  Thomas 
Jones  of  Hull,  and  died  before  1691. 

Children  of  record  in  Bowlev : 

63-1.  Nathaniel, 2  m.  Mary  Baft. 

63-2.  Mary,  m.  12 :  8  mo.  1656,  Henry  Biley  (158). 

63-3.  Abigail,  m.  Joseph  Pickworth.  They  were  of  Manchester  and  later 
of  Marblehead. 

63-4.  John,  b.  13  :  3  mo.  1643  ;  m.  Mary  - . 

63-1.  Nathaniel2  Elithorp  ( Thomas  63),  married  16  Dec.,  1657, 
Mary,  daughter  of  Nicholas  Batt  of  Newbury,  who  mentions  her,  with 
her  daughter  Mary,  in  his  will,  18  June,  1674  (Essex  Deeds,  4  Ips.: 
151).  He  was  about  55  years  old,  1686  (Essex  Ct.  Files).  He  lived 
on  the  Cross  farm,  in  Ipswich,  from  about  1660  to  1677,  and  died  in 
Rowley,  10  May,  1709.  His  will,  dated  8  May,  1709,  mentions  wife, 
Mary;  son  Nathaniel  and  “each  daughter”  (Essex  Probate,  310:  125). 
His  widow,  Mary,  died  9  Jan.,  1709-10. 

Children : 

63-5.  Mary, 3  b.  4  Jan.,  1658-9;  m.  Samuel  Smith  (181-1). 

63-6.  Thomas,  b.  in  Ipswich,  15  Mar.,  1662;  d.  8  June,  1689. 

63  -  7.  Abigail,  b.  in  Ipswich,  9  Dec.,  1665 ;  d.  soon. 

63-8.  Sarah,  m.  Josiah  Wood  (220-6). 

63-9.  Margaret,  b.  in  Ipswich.  24  July,  1672;  m.  Samuel  Wood  (220-8). 

63-10.  Nathaniel,  b.  in  Ipswich,  10  July,  1675  ;  m.  Widow  Hannah  Brad- 
street  (25-8). 

63-11.  Abigail,  b.  16  Mar.,  1678-9;  m.  Gershom  Nelson  (130-23). 

63-4.  John2  Elithorp  ( Thomas  63),  born  13:  3  mo.  1643;  was 
of  Newbury,  1678-1681;  of  Beverly  with  his  wife,  Mary,  1686;  of  Man¬ 
chester  with  his  wife,  Mary,  1695  (Essex  Deeds,  11:  98).  He  died  in 
Rowley,  5  May,  1719  (Ch.  R.).  His  widow,  Mary,  died  in  Rowley,  21 
Mar.,  1723-4. 


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Children  : 

63-12.  Mary, 3  bp.  in  Newbury,  3  Nov.,  1678  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  27  May,  1700, 
Francis  Plummer  of  Newbury. 

63-13.  John,  bp.  in  Newbury,  8  Oct.,  1679;  prob.  resided  in  Marblehead 
or  Manchester. 

63-14.  Sarah,  bp.  in  Newbury,  28  Aug.,  1681 ;  m.  Nicholas  Wallingford 
(207-14). 

63-15.  Martha,  m.  10  Dec.,  1713,  Joseph  Miller  of  Piscataqua. 

63-16.  Abigail,  b.  in  Beverly,  18  Oct.,  1686;  m.  Bichard  Leighton  (116-8). 

And  probably : 

63-17.  Henry,  who  joined  the  Bowley  Church,  7  Dec.,  1712,  “an  adult  man” 
(Ch.  B.).  We  suppose  him  to  be  the  Henry  Elithorp  who,  with 
his  wife,  Mehitable,  was  admitted  to  the  church  at  Killingly, 
Conn.,  22  Feb.,  1720.  He  may  have  m.  in  Portsmouth,  N.  H., 
Susanna  Elliott. 

63- 10.  Nathaniel3  Elithorp  ( Nathaniel  63-1;  Thomas  63),  born 
in  Ipswich,  10  July,  1675;  married  in  Rowley,  3  Dec.,  1700,  Hannah, 
widow  of  John  Bradstreet  (25-8).  She  was  dismissed,  19  Oct.,  1707, 
from  Rowley  Church  to  “the  old  (or  Middle)  church”  in  Boston.  They 
moved  to  Boston  about  1704,  and  were  living  there,  14  Nov.,  1711 
(Essex  Deeds,  27:  264). 

He  died  in  Rowley,  28  Sept.,  1718.  In  the  will  of  Jeremiah  Dum- 
mer,  dated  17  Mar.,  1715,  he  gives  £10  to  “Hannah  Elithorp  only 
daughter  of  my  Deceased  Brother  Richard  Dummer.” 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

63-18.  Margaret,4  b.  15  Oct.,  1701. 

63- 19.  Daniel,  b.  2  Dec.,  1703. 

ELLSWORTH 

64.  Jeremiah1  Ellsworth  was  in  Rowley  before  1649  (Rowley 
R.)  ;  married  2  Dec.,  1657,  Mary,  widow  of  Hugh  Smith  (181).  She 
was  buried  24  May,  1687.  He  married  (2)  13  May,  1689,  Sarah, 
daughter  of  Dea.  Maximilian  Jewett  (100) ;  died  6  May,  1704.  She 
died  16  Aug.,  1746,  “aged  85  or  6”  (Ch.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

64- 1.  Bebecca,2  b.  2  May,  1659 ;  prob.  d.  young. 

64-2.  Sarah,  bp.  27  July,  1690;  m.  24  Nov.,  1709,  George  Hibbert.  He  was 
“Buling  Elder”  of  the  church  in  Linebro75lT'‘TarisIir~and  died  29 
Apr.,  1750  (Linebrook  Ch.  B.).  His  will,  dated  20  Feb.,  1749-50, 
mentions  wife  (unnamed)  ;  children,  James,  Thomas,  and  Mary 
Hibbert  (Essex  Probate,  329:203).  Widow  Sarah  died  8  Apr., 
1767. 

64-3.  Jeremiah,  b.  5  Dec.,  1692;  m.  Hannah  Tenney  (195-13). 

64- 3.  Jeremiah2  Ellsworth  ( Jeremiah  64),  born  5  Dec.,  1692; 
married  (int.  22  Nov.,  1712)  Hannah,  daughter  of  Thomas  Tenney 
(195-4).  She  died  a  few  days  after  her  husband.  He  was  styled 
“Lieut.,”  and  died  28  Jan.,  1779. 

His  will,  dated  13  Apr.  and  24  Nov.,  1773,  mentions  wife,  Hannah; 


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son  Thomas;  son  Jeremiah;  son  Nathaniel  to  have  the  dwelling-house; 
children  of  son  Jonathan,  dec’d;  daughter  Sarah  Hidden;  grandson 
Jeremiah  Hidden;  sons  Thomas  and  Nathaniel,  executors.  Adminis¬ 
tration,  with  will  annexed,  granted  to  “two  grandsons,”  Edward  Ells¬ 
worth  of  Littleton  and  David  Ellsworth  of  Rowley,  as  both  executors 
are  dead  (Essex  Probate,  353:  362). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

64-4.  Sarah,3  b.  17  Apr.,  1714;  m.  Eben  Hidden  (87-23). 

64-5.  Thomas,  b.  26  Mar.,  1716;  m.  Lucy  Hidden  (87-27). 

64-6.  Hannah,  b.  14  Jan.,  1717-8;  d.  24  Dec.,  1742. 

64-7.  Jeremiah,  b.  30  Dec.,  1719;  in.  Mary  Clark  (41-36). 

64-8.  Jonathan,  b.  13  Jan.,  1721-2;  m.  Eunice  Tenney  (195-60). 

64  -  9.  Nathaniel,  b.  16  Apr.,  1724 ;  d.  10  Oct.,  1728. 

64-10.  Margaret,  b.  12  June,  1726 ;  d.  30  Oct.,  1728. 

64-11.  Nathaniel,  b.  18  Feb.,  1728-9;  m.  Mary  Smith. 

64-12.  An  infant,  d.  23  July,  1731. 

64-5.  Thomas3  Ellsworth  (Jeremiah  64-3;  Jeremiah  64),  born 
26  Mar.,  1716;  married  4  Aug.,  1743,  Lucy,  daughter  of  Ebenezer 
Hidden  (87-12)  ;  died  —  Sept.,  1775.  Administration  granted  8  June, 
1779,  to  his  widow,  Lucy  (Essex  Probate,  353:  476).  She  died  in 
Amherst,  N.  H.,  7  May,  1811. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

64-13.  Hannah, 4  b.  19  Aug.,  1744;  m.  10  Apr.,  1766,  Zachariah  Beal,  Jr., 
of  Newbury. 

64-14.  Edward,  b.  25  Mar.,  1747;  m.  Sarah  Dickinson  (54-55). 

64-15.  Thomas,  b.  22  Feb.,  1749-50;  m.  Lucy  Lowell. 

64-16.  William,  b.  13  Nov.,  1752  ;  m.  30  Mar.,  1773,  Mary  Potter  of  Ipswich; 

d.  21  Feb.,  1812.  Rev.  soldier.  She  d.  9  May,  1819.  Their  son, 
William, s  d.  22  May,  1856,  aged  77  years,  5  mos.,  and  his  widow, 
Esther,  dau.  of  Simon  Noyes  of  Salem,  d.  8  Oct.,  1860,  aged  81 
years. 

64-17.  Lucy,  b.  22  Sept.,  1755  ;  m.  Jeremiah  Hobson  (89-43). 

64-18.  Jonathan,  b.  11  Dec.,  1757;  m.  in  Ipswich,  9  Feb.,  1780,  Anna 
Mitchel  of  Ipswich ;  d.  29  July,  1809. 

64-7.  Jeremiah3  Ellsworth  ( Jeremiah  64-3;  Jeremiah  64),  born 
30  Dec.,  1719 ;  married  29  Oct.,  1741,  Mary,  daughter  of  Jonathan 
Clarke  (41-14).  She  died  10  Dec.,  1742  (G.  S.).  He  married  (2) 
Anna - .  Probably  moved  to  Barnstead,  N.  H. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

64-19.  An  infant, 4  d.  16  Oct.,  1742. 

64-20.  Joseph,  b.  26  Jan.,  1745-6. 

64-21.  John,  b.  16  Nov.,  1747. 

64-22.  Jeremiah,  b.  30  Aug.,  1749. 

64-23.  Samuel,  b.  7  Aug.,  1751 ;  was  of  Wentworth,  N.  H.,  1790. 

64-24.  Aaron,  b.  5  Oct.,  1753  ;  was  of  Sanbornton,  N.  H.,  1790. 

64-8.  Jonathan3  Ellsworth  ( Jeremiah  64-3;  Jeremiah  64),  born 
13  Jan.,  1721-2;  married  in  Newbury,  20  Feb.,  1753,  Eunice,  daughter 


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of  William  Tenney  (195-29).  He  died  27  Feb.,  1769  (Linebrook  Ch. 
R.).  Administration  granted  to  his  widow,  Eunice  (Essex  Probate, 
345:  393).  She  died  31  Dec.,  1813. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

64-25.  Eunice,4  b.  4  Oct.,  1754 ;  m.  (int.  19  Apr.,  1796)  James  Brown  of 
Hamilton. 

64-26.  Hannah,  b.  16  Oct.,  1756;  d.  13  Apr.,  1837  (Linebrook  Ch.  R.)  ;  unm. 
64-27.  Sarah,  b.  4  Aug.,  1758;  d.  4  Mar.,  1844  (Linebrook  Ch.  R.)  ;  unm. 

64-28.  Jeremiah,  b.  13  Nov.,  1760;  killed  and  bur.  on  the  Island  of  Guade¬ 
loupe  (P.  R.)  ;  at  sea,  1802  (Newburyport  R.)  ;  unm. 

64-29.  Jonathan,  b.  13  June,  1763 ;  moved  to  Avon,  Maine. 

64-30.  William,  b.  30  Mar.,  1765  ;  moved  to  New  York  State. 

64-31.  Daniel,  b.  12  May,  1767  ;  m.  Dorcas  Foster. 

64-11.  Nathaniel3  Ellsworth  ( Jeremiah  64-3;  Jeremiah  64), 
born  18  Feb.,  1728-9;  married  11  Aug.,  1752,  Mary  Smith.  He  was 
buried  2  June,  1775.  She  was  buried  10  June,  1775.  Administration 
granted  2  Mar.,  1779,  to  David  Ellsworth  (Essex  Probate,  353:  384). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

64-32.  Twin,4  d.  22  July,  1753. 

64-33.  Twin,  d.  22  July,  1753. 

64-34.  Martha,  b.  8  Feb.,  1755;  m.  Josiah  Stickney  (189-62). 

64-35.  David,  b.  31  Jan.,  1756 ;  m.  Mary  Kezer. 

64-36.  Jacob,  b.  28  Sept.,  1759;  d.  27  Jan.,  1762. 

64-37,  Mary,  b.  16  Aug.,  1762;  m.  Joseph  Brocklebank  (29-56). 

64-38.  Jacob,  b.  22  Aug.,  1764;  m.  Sarah  Todd  (203-137). 

64-39.  Hannah,  b.  5  Jan.,  1767. 

64-14.  Edward4  Ellsworth  ( Thomas  64-5;  Jeremiah  64-3;  Jere¬ 
miah  64),  born  25  Mar.,  1747;  married  5  Apr.,  1770,  Sarah,  daughter 
of  Joseph  Dickinson  (54-20).  She  died  18  Jan.,  1771.  He  married 
(2)  2  Mar.,  1772,  Mary  Jewett.  She  died  in  Littleton,  20  May,  1803, 
aged  58  years.  He  was  of  Littleton,  2  Feb.,  1779  (Essex  Probate,  353: 
362)  and  also  1786  (Essex  Deeds,  184:  41).  He  died  in  Rowley,  1 
Nov.,  1821.  Rev.  soldier. 

Child  of  record  in  Rowley : 

64-40.  Sarah  Dickinson^  b.  31  Dec.,  1770.  She  is  mentioned,  18  Feb., 
1771,  in  the  will  of  her  grandmother  Dickinson.  Her  father  was 
appointed  her  guardian,  27  May,  1771  (Essex  Probate,  347:  63). 

Children  of  record  in  Littleton: 

64-41.  Hannah,  b.  4  May,  1777  ;  d.  19  May,  1785. 

64-42.  Lucy,  b.  10  Mar.,  1779;  d.  11  May,  1785. 

64-43.  Edward,  b.  1  Mar.,  1781. 

64-44.  Jewett,  b.  13  Oct.,  1782 ;  d.  25  Mar.,  1785. 

64-45.  Thomas  Treadwell,  b.  25  Mar.,  1785. 

64-15.  Thomas4  Ellsworth  ( Thomas  64-5;  Jeremiah  64-3;  Jere¬ 
miah  64),  born  22  Feb.,  1749-50;  married  21  Jan.,  1772,  Lucy  Lowell. 
They  probably  moved  to  Deering,  N.  H.,  before  1790. 


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Children : 

64-46.  Thomas, s  b.  7  Jan.,  1773. 

64-47.  Hannah  Lowell,  b.  in  Newbury,  26  Sept.,  1774. 

64-48.  Nathaniel,  b.  18  Aug.,  1776. 

64-49.  Paul,  b.  23  Jan.,  1779. 

64-50.  Lucy  (Hannah,  Ch.  R.),  b.  6  Jan.,  1781. 

64-31.  Daniel4  Ellsworth  ( Jonathan  64-8;  Jeremiah  64-3;  Jere¬ 
miah  64),  born  12  May,  1767;  married  2  July,  1800,  Dorcas  Foster; 
died  22  Dec.,  1849  (G.  S.  Linebrook).  She  died  19  Jan.,  1866,  aged 
89  years,  7  months  (G.  S.  Linebrook). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

64-51.  Hiram,5  b.  22  Oct.,  1801;  m.  in  Hamilton,  9  Oct.,  1834,  Lois  Bean 
of  Somersworth,  N.  H. ;  residence,  Ipswich;  d.  17  Oct.,  1859  (G.  S. 
Linebrook).  His  widow,  Lois,  d.  31  Dec.,  1886,  aged  81  years,  12 
days  (G.  S.  Linebrook). 

64-52.  Jeremiah,  b.  16  May,  1803  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  14  Oct.,  1828,  Olive  F. 
Chapman  of  Ipswich ;  d.  28  Oct.,  1886,  without  issue. 

64-53.  Elbridge,  b.  20  Sept.,  1805  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  16  Oct.,  1832,  Mary  C. 
Brown  of  Ipswich ;  residence,  Ipswich. 

64-54.  Daniel,  b.  13  Jan.,  1808  ;  m.  11  May,  1844,  Elizabeth  C.  Andrews; 
residence,  Ipswich. 

64-55.  Dorcas,  b.  13  Dec.,  1816;  d.  16  Aug.,  1836  ;  nnm.  (G.  S.  Linebrook). 

64-35.  David4  Ellsworth  ( Nathaniel  64-11;  Jeremiah  64-3  ;  Jere¬ 
miah  64),  born  31  Jan.,  1756  or  1757;  married  26  July,  1781,  Mary 
Kezer  of  Rowley.  They  moved  to  Gilmanton,  N.  H.,  before  28  Feb., 
1790  (Ch.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

64-56.  Polly,5  b.  17  Nov.,  1783. 

64-57.  Nathaniel,  b.  3  Oct.,  1785. 

64-58.  Nabby,  b.  24  May,  1788. 

64-38.  Jacob4  Ellsworth  ( Nathaniel  64-11;  Jeremiah  64-3; 
Jeremiah  64),  born  22  Aug.,  1764;  married  4  May,  1785,  Sarah,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  David  Todd  (203-72).  They  moved  to  Bridgton,  Maine,  early 
in  1799.  He  sold  his  homestead  in  Rowley,  19  Sept.,  1798,  to  Pember¬ 
ton  Hale.  It  was  formerly  the  homestead  of  Eben  Todd  (203-74)  and 
is  now  (1932)  the  homestead  of  Charles  W.  Hale.  He  died  in  Bridg¬ 
ton,  15  Sept.,  1842,  and  his  wife,  Sarah,  died  there,  9  Apr.,  1833. 

Children  born  in  Rowley: 

64-59.  Sarah,5  b.  28  Dec.,  1785. 

64-60.  David,  b.  5  Feb.,  1788. 

64-61.  Hannah,  b.  15  June,  1790. 

64-62.  Jacob,  b.  3  July,  1792. 

64-63.  Jeremiah,  b.  11  Aug.,  1794. 

64-64.  Nathaniel,  b.  24  Nov.,  1796. 

64-65.  Joanna,  b.  14  Dec.,  1798. 

Born  in  Bridgton,  Me. : 

64-66.  Mark,  b.  23  Feb.,  1801. 


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64-67.  Josiah,  b.  10  Feb.,  1803 ;  m.  Anna  Atherton,  and  lived  in  Water¬ 
ford,  Me. 

64-68.  Reuben  J.,  b.  2  Mar.,  1807. 

64- 69.  Nathan  T.,  b.  15  May,  1809. 

FOSTER 

65.  William2  Foster,  son  of  Reginald1  of  Ipswich,  married  15: 
3  mo.  1661,  Mary,  daughter  of  William  Jackson  (97).  He  was 
admitted  to  Rowley  Church,  23  Feb.,  1675,  and  dismissed,  27  Dec., 
1702,  to  the  church  in  Boxford  (Ch.  R.).  His  homestead  was  in  that 
part  of  Rowley  now  Boxford.  He  died  17  May,  1713  (Boxford  R.). 

His  will,  dated  3  Sept.,  1711,  mentions  himself  as  of  Boxford  and 
78  years  old;  five  sons,  Jonathan,  William,  Timothy,  Samuel  and  David, 
to  have  land  in  Ipswich,  “which  I  had  of  my  father  Foster”;  wife 
(unnamed)  and  her  son  Joseph;  daughters  Mary  Kilbourne,  Judith 
Platts  and  Hannah  Rix  (Essex  Probate). 

By  deed,  dated  11  Feb.,  1723-4,  Jonathan  Foster,  Timothy  Foster 
and  Samuel  Foster  of  Boxford,  William  Foster  of  Andover,  David  Fos¬ 
ter  of  Haverhill,  Mary  Kilburn  and  John  Platts  of  Rowley,  Theophilus 
Rix  and  Hannah  Rix,  his  wife,  of  Wenham,  all  within  the  County  of 
Essex,  convey  to  John  Perkins  of  Andover,  about  five  acres  of  meadow 
in  Andover  and  Salem  (Essex  Deeds,  43:  279). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

65- 1.  Mary, 3  b.  16:  1  mo.  1661  (?)  (1662)  ;  m.  Samuel  Kilbourne  (106-4). 

65-2.  Judith,  b.  19  June,  1664;  m.  John  Platts  (147-2). 

65  -  3.  Jonathan,  b.  6  Mar.,  1667. 

65  -  4.  William,  mentioned  in  father’s  will. 

65  -  5.  Timothy,  bp.  19  Nov.,  1671. 

65  -  6.  Hannah,  bp.  23  Nov.,  1673  :  m.  in  Boxford,  11  May,  1710,  Theophilus 
Rix  of  Wenham. 

65-7.  Samuel,  bp.  29  Oct.,  1676  ;  d.  soon. 

65  -  8.  Caleb,  bp.  23  Dec.,  1677. 

65  -  9.  David,  b.  9  May,  1679. 

65-10.  Samuel,  b.  20  Feb.,  1681. 

65- 11.  Joseph,  bp.  21  May,  1682. 

FOSTER 

66.  Abraham2  Foster,  son  of  Reginald1  of  Ipswich  and  brother 
of  William  (65)  above,  was  a  resident  of  Ipswich. 

Children : 

66- 1.  Ebenezer,3  b.  in  Ipswich,  15  July,  1672. 

66-2.  Mehitable,  b.  in  Ipswich,  12  Oct.,  1675. 

66-3.  Ruth,  bp.  in  Rowley,  18  July,  1680. 

FRAZER 

67.  Lieut.  Colin1  Frazer  was  of  that  part  of  Newbury  now  By¬ 
field  Parish ;  was  a  member  of  Rowley  Church  from  12  June,  1687 


118  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

until  the  Byfield  Church  was  established,  to  which  church  he  and  his 
wife  were  dismissed,  10  Nov.,  1706.  He  married  in  Newbury,  10  Nov., 
1685,  Anna,  or  Hannah,  daughter  of  Duncan  Stewart  (188).  She 
died  before  Dec.,  1691  (Essex  Deeds,  38:  65).  He  married  (2)  soon 
after  17  Dec.,  1691,  Ann,  daughter  of  John  Wicom  (217-3).  He  died 
26  Mar.,  1715,  aged  53  years  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

His  contract  of  marriage  with  Ann  Wicom  is  dated  17  Dec.,  1691, 
and  mentions  that  he  “hath  two  children  by  his  former  wife,”  and  that 
if  these  children  trouble  Ann  he  will  put  them  out  (Essex  Deeds,  38: 
65). 

Children  born  in  Newbury 
67-1.  Simon, 2  b.  19  Aug.,  1686. 

67  -  2.  John,  b.  1  Apr.,  1688  ;  d.  soon. 

67  -  3.  Elizabeth,  bp.  7  July,  1689 ;  m.  in  Boston,  21  Oct.,  1714,  Edward 
Carpenter.  They  were  living  in  Byfield  Parish,  1719  (Essex  Deeds, 
43  :  279). 

67-4.  Hannah,  b.  31  Aug.,  1692;  m.  Samuel  Goodridge  (70-7). 

67-5.  John,  b.  12  June,  1694;  d.  in  Boston,  6  Oct.,  1713  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

67  -  6.  Ebenezer,  b.  27  July,  1696. 

67-7.  Gershom,  b.  8  Aug.,  1697;  m.  9  Jan.,  1718-9,  Hannah  Thurston  of 
Newbury ;  residence,  Newbury,  where  he  d.  20  June,  1758.  His 
widow,  Hannah,  d.  in  Newbury.  18  Aug.,  1770,  in  her  73rd  year. 

67-8.  Nathan,  b.  8  Jan.,  1699-1700;  m.  Jane  Prime  (153-15). 

67  -  9.  Abigail,  b.  21  Apr.,  1702 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  7  Jan.,  1716-7,  Jacob 
Abbot  of  Newbury. 

67-10.  Lawson,  b.  6  Sept.,  1704;  d.  23  Mar.,  1714-5  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

67-8.  Nathan2  Frazer  (Lieut.  Colin  67),  born  in  Newbury,  8 
Jan.,  1699-1700;  married  in  Rowley,  19  Nov.,  1730,  Jane,  daughter 
of  Mark  Prime  (153-5).  His  residence  in  Rowley  was  the  house  lot 
formerly  of  Richard  Swan  (193). 

By  deed,  dated  27  June,  1729,  he  bought  of  Jane  Prime,  widow,  “a 
parcel  of  upland  and  meadow  in  Rowley,  of  six  acres,  being  81%  rods 
in  length,  bounded  easterly  by  the  street;  southerly  and  westerly  by 
said  Jane  Prime;  northerly  in  part  by  the  Living  that  was  Doctor 
Bennetts,  now  of  Mr.  John  Todd  and  in  part  by  Doctor  Joseph  Todd” 
(Essex  Deeds,  56:  97). 

He  died  21  Oct.,  1741  (G.  S.).  His  will,  dated  5  Oct.,  1741,  men¬ 
tions  wife,  Jane;  “My  four  children,”  Nathan,  Solomon,  Mark  and 
Moses  (Essex  Probate,  324:  583).  His  widow,  Jane,  married  (2) 
Doctor  Eliphalet  Kilbourne  (106-19). 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

67-11.  Nathan, 3  b.  23  Aug.,  1731;  d.  5  Sept.,  1731. 

67-12.  Nathan,  b.  24  Nov.,  1732. 

67-13.  Solomon,  b.  18  Feb.,  1734-5. 

67-14.  Mark,  b.  7  Aug.,  1737. 

67-15.  Moses,  b.  29  Mar.,  1741. 


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GAGE 

68.  John1  Gage  signed  the  covenant  of  the  First  Church,  Boston, 
27  Aug.,  1630;  was  of  Ipswich,  1633  ;  was  of  Rowley  before  7:  10  mo. 
1661,  when  he  was  chosen  one  of  the  “overseers  for  pentuckit  sid” 
(Rowley  R.,  Vol.  1:  118).  His  home  was  in  that  part  of  Rowley  now 
Bradford.  He  was  about  50  years  old,  1659  (Essex  Ct.  Files). 

His  wife,  Amy,  died  in  Ipswich, —  June,  1658.  He  married  (2)  in 
Ipswich,  7  Nov.,  1658,  Sarah  Keyes,  widow  of  Robert  Keyes  of  Water- 
town.  He  died  in  Bradford,  24  Mar.,  1672-3.  His  will,  mentions 
wife,  Sarah;  sons  Samuel,  Daniel,  Nathaniel,  Jonathan,  and  Josiah 
Gage;  “my  grandson  to  have  an  equal  share  with  each  of  them”  (Essex 
Probate). 

“Sara  Gage  widow  dyed  July  7th  1681”  (Newbury  R.).  The  inven¬ 
tory  of  her  estate  was  taken  14  July,  1681;  endorsed  thereon  is  the 
order  of  the  Ipswich  Court,  Sept.,  1681,  for  the  division  of  her  estate, 
“to  the  three  daughters  viz :  the  wifes  of  Wm.  Smith,  John  French, 
&  Samuell  Buswell”  (Essex  Probate,  10506).  See  Samuel  Buswell 
(33)  and  Stephen  Pearson  (140-12). 

Children : 

68-1.  Benjamin, 2  m.  Mary  Iveyes. 

68-2.  Samuel,  was  about  30  years  old,  1669  (Ct.  Files)  ;  m.  in  Bradford, 
10  June,  1674,  Faith  Stickney  (189-5)  (Ct.  B.)  ;  d.  in  Bradford, 
20  July,  1676.  His  will  dated"  19  July,  1676,  mentions  wife,  Faith; 
dau.  Elizabeth  Gage ;  brothers  Daniel  Gage,  Nathaniel  Gage  and 
Josiah  Gage ;  Town  of  Bradford,  40  shillings,  “to  promote  the  in¬ 
terest  of  Christ”  (Essex  Deeds,  4  Ips. :  * 57 ) .  No  male  issue  sur¬ 
vived  him. 

68-3.  Daniel,  was  about  30  years  old,  1669  (Ct.  Files)  ;  m.  3  May,  1675, 
Sarah  Kimball  (Ct.  R.).  She  d.  in  Bradford,  16  Sept.,  1692,  and 
he  d.  there,  8  Nov.,  1705.  They  had  ten  children  born  in  Bradford. 
68-4.  Nathaniel,  was  about  20  years  old,  1664  (Ct.  Files)  ;  m.  Mary,  widow 
of  Thomas  Green  of  Malden ;  d.  in  Bradford,  3  Apr.,  1728,  aged 
85  years  (G.  S.  Bradford).  His  widow,  Mary,  m.  (2)  Joseph  Jewett 
(100-6). 

68-5.  Jonathan,  m.  in  Andover,  12  Nov.,  1667,  Hester  Chandler ;  d.  in 
Bradford,  15  Mar.,  1674-5. 

68-6.  Josiah,  was  about  21  years  old,  1669  (Ct.  Files)  ;  m.  in  Bradford, 
15  May,  1669,  Lydia  Ladd  (Ct.  R.)  ;  d.  5  July,  1717,  in  his  70th 
year  (G.  S.  Haverhill). 

68-1.  Benjamin2  Gage  ( John  68),  married  in  Andover,  16  Feb., 
1663,  Mary,  daughter  of  Robert  Keyes.  She  died  in  Bradford,  20  Dec., 
1668.  He  married  (2)  in  Bradford,  11  Oct.,  1671  (Ct.  R.)  Prudence, 
daughter  of  Thomas  Leaver  (115).  He  died  10  Oct.,  1672.  His 
widow,  Prudence,  married  (2)  Samuel  Stickney  (189-1). 

Children  : 

68-7.  John, 3  b.  in  Rowley,  27  Sept.,  1666;  d.  in  Bradford,  25  Feb.,  1671. 

68-8.  John,  b.  in  Bradford,  15  July,  1672  (Ct.  R.)  ;  m.  Sarah  - ;  (2) 

13  Mar.,  1704-5  (P.  R.),  Sarah  Haseltine  (83-12).  He  d.  in  Brad¬ 
ford,  10  Dec.,  1751  (G.  S.  Bradford).  His  widow,  Sarah,  d.  27  May, 
1753  (G.  S.  Bradford). 


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GAGE 

69.  Lieut.  Thomas2  Gage,  son  of  Thomas1  and  Hannah  or  Joanna 
(Knight)  Gage  of  Yarmouth,  and  later  of  Harwich,  was  a  blacksmith, 
and  of  Beverly,  with  wife,  Sarah,  in  1680.  She  died  there  7  Dec., 
1694,  aged  about  40  years.  He,  being  then  of  Beverly,  married  (2)  in 
Rowley,  11  June,  1695,  Elizabeth,  widow  of  Ezekiel  Mighill  (127-4). 
He  resided  in  Rowley  after  1695.  Lieut.  Thomas  Gage  died  in  the 
army  “at  Port  Royal,  —  Aug.  1707”  (Ch.  R.),  said  to  have  been 
“killed  by  a  great  shot  in  his  tent,”  13  Aug.,  1707. 

His  will,  dated  21  Apr.,  1707,  mentions  wife,  Elizabeth;  son  Thomas 
to  have  the  land  at  “Simondyes”  which  he  now  improves;  son  William 
to  have  the  homestead  and  be  executor;  daughter  Sarah;  daughter 
Mary,  wife  of  Nathaniel  Jewett;  daughter  Joanna;  daughter  Susan¬ 
nah;  daughter  Elizabeth  (Essex  Probate,  309:  258).  His  widow, 
Elizabeth,  died  14  July,  1737. 

He  petitioned  the  Essex  Co.  Ct.,  held  at  Ipswich  31  Mar.,  1691,  for 
administration,  saying: —  “My  brother  Adam  Gage  went  out  a  souldier 
for  Cannada  &  there  was  slaine  in  their  Maj :  service  &  hath  left  a 
widow  &  not  any  child  &  neither  house  &  land  or  any  household  good 
considerable,  but  hath  severall  debts”  (Clerk  of  Courts  Office,  Salem, 
Mass.). 

Children  of  record  in  Beverly : 

69-1.  Thomas, s  b.  2  Nov.,  1680;  m.  Mary  Smith  (181-7). 

69-2.  William,  bp.  5:  1  mo.  1684-5;  m.  Mercy  Barker  (13-27). 

69-3.  Sarah,  bp.  5:  1  mo.  1684-5;  m.  Thomas  Wood  (220-43). 

69-4.  Mary,  bp.  1  Nov.,  1685;  m.  Nathaniel  Jewett  (100-18). 

69-5.  Joanna,  bp.  29  July,  1688  ;  d.  soon. 

69-6.  Joanna,  b.  23  Dec.,  1689;  m.  Ebenezer  Wood  (220-10). 

69-7.  John,  bp.  26  Nov.,  1691;  d.  young*. 

69-8.  Susannah,  b.  12  Jan.,  1693-4;  m.  John  Dickinson  (54-16). 

Born  in  Rowley: 

69-9.  Eiuzabeth,  b.  17  Mar.,  1698-9;  m.  18  Dec.,  1716,  Edward  Saunders  of 
Rowley.  He  d.  26  Dec.,  1759.  She  d.  22  Feb.,  1766.  Descendants 
in  the  male  line  now  (1932)  living*  in  Rowley.  Edward  Saunders 
was  the  first  of  the  name  in  Rowley. 


69-1.  Thomas3  Gage  {Lieut.  Thomas  69;  Thomas  of  Harwich), 
born  in  Beverly,  2  Nov.,  1680;  married  10  Dec.,  1697,  Mary,  daughter 
of  Samuel  Smith  (181-1).  They  moved  to  Milford,  where  he  bought 
a  farm  of  Seth  Chapin,  25  May,  1723. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

69-10.  John,4  b.  7  Mar.,  1698-9. 

69-11.  Sarah,  b.  29  Dec.,  1701. 

69-12.  Moses,  b.  26  Mar.,  1705  ;  m.  in  Milford,  1731,  Sarah  Nelson  (130-55)  ; 
residence,  Milford. 

69-13.  Hannah,  b.  8  Dec.,  1708. 

69-14.  Mary,  b.  1  Aug*.,  1711. 

69-15.  Mehitable,  bp.  16  May,  1714. 


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69-16.  An  infant,  d.  5  Oct.,  1716. 

69-17.  Mercy,  twin,  bp.  18  Aug.,  1717. 

69-18.  Elizabeth,  twin,  bp.  18  Aug.,  1717. 

69-19.  Samuel,  bp.  10  Sept.,  1721. 

69-2.  William3  Gage  [Lieut.  Thomas  69;  Thomas  of  Harwich) , 
baptized  in  Beverly,  5:  1  mo.  1684-5;  married  9  July,  1707,  Mercy, 
daughter  of  Nathaniel  Barker  (13-4).  He  died  18  Mar.,  1729-30, 
“in  ye  48  year  of  his  age”  (G.  S.).  His  widow,  Mercy,  died  10  Oct., 
1775  (Ch.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

69-20.  Sarah, 4  b.  26  Aug.,  1709;  “scald  to  death,”  18  June,  1713  (Ch.  R.). 
69-21.  Thomas,  b.  1  Aug.,  1711,  m.  Apphia  Nelson  (130-67). 

69-22.  Sarah,  b.  9  Sept.,  1713;  m.  Eliphalet  Jewett  (100-57). 

69-23.  William,  b.  7  Aug.,  1715. 

69-24.  Elizabeth,  b.  8  Mar.,  1717-8;  d.  29  May,  1736. 

69-25.  Mercy,  b.  14  Feb.,  1722-3;  m.  Nathan  Lambert  (112-22). 

69-26.  Nathaniel,  b.  3  May,  1726  ;  m.  Jane  Northend  (132-18). 

69-27.  Mary,  bp.  6  Oct.,  1728  ;  d.  29  July,  1729. 

69-21.  Col.  Thomas4  Gage  ( William  69-2;  Lieut.  Thomas  69; 
Thomas  of  Hanvich),  born  1  Aug.,  1711;  married  13  Oct.,  1737, 
Apphia,  daughter  of  Ephraim  Nelson  (130-25).  He  was  a  soldier  in 
the  French  War,  in  service  at  Lake  George  in  1758,  with  rank  of  Lieut.- 
Col.  He  died  31  Aug.,  1788  (G.  S.).  His  widow,  Apphia,  died  26 
'  Aug.,  1804  (G.  S.),  27  Aug.  (T.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

69-28.  An  infant,5  d.  21  Oct.,  1738. 

69-29.  Mary,  b.  30  Oct.,  1739  ;  m.  18  May,  1758,  Paul  Lancaster. 

69-30.  Elizabeth,  b.  8  Nov.,  1742;  m.  Asa  Todd  (203-67). 

69-31.  Deborah,  b.  14  Nov.,  1745  ;  m.  Moses  Paul  Payson  (138-43). 

69-32.  Apphia,  b.  1  Apr.,  1748  ;  m.  Thomas  Lambert  (112-29). 

69-33.  An  infant,  d.  1  Mar.,  1750-1. 

69-34.  William,  b.  11  Apr.,  1752  ;  m.  Hannah  Mighill  (127-51). 

69-35.  Thomas,  b.  25  Feb.,  1755  ;  m.  Mary  Todd  (203-119). 

69-26.  Nathaniel4  Gage  {William  69-2;  Lieut.  Thomas  69; 
Thomas  of  Harwich),  born  3  May,  1726;  married  9  May,  1751,  Jane, 
daughter  of  Capt.  John  Northend  (132-8).  She  died  30  Apr.,  1801 
(G.  S.).  He  died  21  Oct.,  1807  (G.  S.).  Administration  granted 
3  Apr.,  1811. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

69-36.  Samuel  Northend,5  b.  26  Feb.,  1752  ;  m.  Lucy  Goodhue. 

69-37.  John,  b.  10  Feb.,  1754;  m.  Polly  (Mary)  Sawyer  (164-38). 

69-38.  Jane,  b.  25  Feb.,  1760. 

69-34.  William5  Gage  {Col.  Thomas  69-21;  William  69-2;  Lieut. 
Thomas  69;  Thomas  of  Harwich),  born  11  Apr.,  1752;  married  18 
Feb.,  1773,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Capt.  Thomas  Mighill  (127-32).  He 


122  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

died  2  Oct.,  1717  (G.  S.).  His  widow,  Hannah,  m.  (2)  Joseph  Jewett 
(100-144). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

69-39.  Thomas, 6  b.  31  Mar.,  1774;  m.  Mary  Dole. 

69-40.  Hannah,  b.  21  Dec.,  1775  ;  m.  Jonathan  Lambert  (112-31). 

69-41.  Elizabeth,  b.  5  Eeb.,  1778  ;  m.  Solomon  Nelson  (130-145). 

69-35.  Maj.  Thomas5  Gage  (Col.  Thomas  69-21;  William  69-2; 
Lieut.  Thomas  69;  Thomas  of  Harwich ),  born  25  Feb.,  1755;  married 
11  Dec.,  1781,  Mary,  daughter  of  William  Todd  (203-62).  She  died 
26  June,  1798  (G.  S.).  He  married  (2)  in  Ipswich,  6  Dec.,  1803, 
Lucy,  widow  of  George  Todd  (203-115).  She  died  27  July,  1809.  He 
died  10  Aug.,  1816.  His  homestead  was  the  farm  he  bought,  29  Sept., 
1783,  of  John  Nelson,  now  (1932)  owned  by  heirs  of  Frank  P.  Todd. 
See  John  Bradstreet  (25-57). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

69-42.  Willliam,6  b.  5  May,  1783  ;  m.  4  Oct.,  1814,  Lucy  Todd  (203-192); 

d.  13  Oct.,  1820.  She  d.  15  Mar.,  1870.  Their  three  children  d. 
in  infancy  (G.  S.). 

69-43.  Mary,  b.  29  Jan.,  1785  ;  d.  8  Nov.,  1812;  unm.  (G.  S.). 

69-44.  Apphia,  b.  5  Jan.,  1787;  m.  Ezekiel  Todd  (203-193). 

69-45.  Ednah,  b.  23  May,  1789  ;  d.  5  Jan.,  1811;  unm.  (G.  S.). 

69-46.  Thomas,  b.  1  Mar.,  1791;  d.  12  Feb.,  1822  (G.  S.). 

69-47.  Moses,  b.  29  Mar.,  1793 ;  was  a  physician  in  Castine,  Me.,  1819 ; 
d.  in  Havana,  Cuba,  24  Feb.,  1827  (G.  S.  Rowley). 

69-48.  Elizabeth,  b.  31  Aug.,  1795;  m.  25  Oct.,  1821,  John  Lord,  4th,  of 
Ipswich;  d.  in  Ipswich,  1  Jan.,  1830  (G.  S.  Rowley). 

69-49.  Daniel,  b.  11  Feb.,  1798  ;  d.  5  Oct.,  1798  (G.  S.). 

69-36.  Samuel  Northend5  Gage  ( Nathaniel  69-26;  William  69- 
2;  Lieut.  Thomas  69;  Thomas  of  Harwich),  born  26  Feb.,  1752;  mar¬ 
ried  in  Ipswich,  21  Oct.,  1773,  Lucy  Goodhue  of  Ipswich.  She  died 
18  May,  1820.  He  married  (2)  in  Ipswich,  20  May,  1821,  Elizabeth 
Holland  of  Ipswich.  He  died  19  Oct.,  1823.  His  widow,  Elizabeth, 
died  in  Ipswich,  8  June,  1839,  aged  64  years. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

69-50.  Lucy, 6  b.  4  Aug.,  1774;  m.  (int.  2  Dec.,  1808)  John  Goodhue  of 
Salem.  He  d.  10  July,  184S,  aged  74  years  (G.  S.  Rowley).  She 
d.  20  Sept.,  1851  (G.  S.  Rowley). 

69-51.  Elizabeth,  b.  5  Sept.,  1776  ;  d.  7  July,  1853  ;  unm. 

69-52.  Samuel,  b.  11  Feb.,  1779 ;  Dartmouth  Coll.,  1798  ;  d.  in  Hopkinton, 
N.  H.,  5  July,  1800. 

69-53.  Northend,  bp.  21  Aug.,  1784 ;  d.  14  Mar.,  1807  ;  unm. 

69-54.  Nathaniel,  bp.  9  Sept.,  1787  ;  d.  21  Jan.,  1810 ;  unm. 

69-55.  Sally,  d.  20  Mar.,  1821,  aged  31  years ;  unm. 

69-56.  Jane,  d.  18  Jan.,  1811,  aged  17  years;  unm. 

69-37.  John5  Gage  (Nathaniel  69-26;  William  69-2;  Lieut.  Thomas 
69;  Thomas  of  Harwich ),  born  10  Feb.,  1754;  married  18  Feb.,  1794, 
Polly  (Mary),  daughter  of  Ezekiel  Sawyer  (164-30).  They  moved  to 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

Hopkinton,  N.  H.,  where  he  died  in  1812.  Rev.  soldier.  It  is  said 
they  had  a  son,  Sewall,  born  in  Hopkinton. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

69-57.  John, 6  b.  27  Apr.,  1796. 

69-58.  Mary,  b.  13  Oct.,  1799. 

69-39.  Thomas6  Gage  ( William  69-34;  Col.  Thomas  69-21;  Wil¬ 
liam  69-2;  Lieut.  Thomas  69;  Thomas  of  Harwich) ,  born  31  Mar., 
1774;  married  18  Oct.,  1799,  Mary  Dole;  was  representative  many 
years  and  very  prominent  in  town  affairs;  author  of  the  “History  of 
Rowley.”  In  1840  he  moved  to  Georgetown,  and  died  there,  13  Apr., 
1842.  His  widow,  Mary,  died  15  May,  1852,  aged  76  years  (G.  S. 
Rowley). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

69-59.  Hannah, 7  b.  4  Jan.,  1802;  d.  13  Oct.,  1834,  of  lockjaw;  unm. 

69-60.  Mary  Apphia,  b.  17  Nov.,  1808 ;  d.  22  June,  1820. 

69-61.  William  Jewett,  b.  25  Aug.,  1810 ;  m.  11  Aug.,  1835,  Sarah  S.  Perley. 

Their  child,  Elvira  Perley,8  b.  26  Oct.,  1836,  is  of  record  in  Rowley. 

69-62.  Caleb  Strong,  b.  11  Feb.,  1815 ;  residence,  Essex. 

GOODRIDGE  GUTTRIDG  GOODRICH 

70.  Benjamin2  Goodridge,  son  of  William1  of  Watertown*  (Sav¬ 
age),  was  born  in  Watertown,  11:  2  mo.  1642  (Bond);  married  in 
Newbury,  8  Sept.,  1663,  Mary  (should  be  Deborah,  Mary  married  John 
Kimball),  daughter  of  Francis  and  Jane  (Wilson)  Jordan  of  Ipswich. 
Her  mother,  Jane  Jordan,  in  her  will,  dated  10  Dec.,  1689,  mentions 
children  of  Deborah,  late  wife  of  Benjamin  Goodridge,  Benjamin, 
Joseph,  Daniel  and  Josiah  Goodridge  (Essex  Probate,  303:  140).  She 
died  in  Newbury,  28  Nov.,  1676.  He  married  (2)  in  Newbury,  16 
Nov.,  1678,  Sarah  Croad. 

“Oct.  23,  1692.  In  that  part  of  Rowley  which  is  now  in  Byfield 
Parish,  in  Georgetown,  a  Mr.  Goodrich  and  wife,  and  two  daughters, 
were  killed  by  Indians.  He  was  shot  while  praying  in  his  family,  on 
Sabbath  evening.  Another  daughter  named  Deborah,  aged  seven  years, 
was  taken  captive,  but  redeemed  the  next  spring  at  the  expense  of  the 
Province.  She  died  in  Beverly,  as  appears  by  the  records  of  the  first 
church  in  that  town.  The  entry  is  as  follows :  Buryed,  Mar.  28,  1774, 
Deborah  Duty,  aged  88  years,  a  widow.  Mr  Goodrich,  his  wife,  and 

*  William1  Gutterig  of  Watertown  died  in  Watertown,  1647 ;  inventory  of  his 
estate  taken  3  Apr.,  1647  (Bond). 

His  widow,  Margaret,  married  (2)  John  Hull  of  Newbury,  and  moved  to  New¬ 
bury  with  her  children,  Joseph,  Jeremiah,  Benjamin  and  Mary  (Bond).  John  Hull 
died  in  Newbury,  1  Feb.,  1669-70,  and  his  widow,  Margaret,  died  there,  3  Feb., 
1682-3. 

Her  will,  dated  4  Aug.,  1681,  mentions  “son  Jeremiah  Goodridge  to  have  40s; 
dau.  Mary  Woodman;  grandchild,  “Emry”:  grandchild  Elizabeth  Woodman;  son 
Joseph  Goodridge  to  have  5s;  grandchild  Benjamin  Goodridge  to  have  “my  new 
bedd  &  new  boulster,  two  feather  Pilloes  &  one  paire  Sheetes,  ye  one  cotton  & 
ye  other  fiaxx,  one  yellow  Rugg  &  a  paire  of  new  woollen  blanketts,  and  a  new 
peuter  chamber  pott,  to  be  deliverred  him  after  my  decease  when  hee  comes  to 
ye  age  of  one  &  twenty  years”;  son  Benjamin  Goodridge  to  have  the  rest,  residue 
and  remainder  of  the  estate  and  be  executor  (Essex  Probate). 


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two  daughters,  were  buried  in  one  grave  a  few  rods  easterly  of  the 
house.  The  house  is  now  owned  by  Captain  Gorham  P.  Tenney,  and 
was  the  late  residence  of  Mr.  Dudley  Lull,  deceased,  father  of  said 
Tenney’s  wife”  (Gage’s  Hist,  of  Rowley,  1840).  See  Matthew  Duty 
(61-5). 

The  house  in  which  Goodridge  was  killed  was  destroyed  by  fire  soon 
after  the  murder  (Essex  Deeds,  9:  43  and  144). 

Administration  granted,  6  Dec.,  1692,  to  Francis  Wainwright  (Essex 
Probate  Files,  11222).  By  deed,  dated  25  May,  1733,  Joseph  Good¬ 
ridge,  yeoman,  Daniel  Goodridge,  weaver,  both  of  Newbury,  Josiah 
Goodridge  of  “Barwick,”  county  of  York,  Maine,  Samuel  Goodridge  of 
Boxford  and  Matthew  Duty,  convey  two  lots  of  land  in  Newbury,  ‘laid 
out  to  the  Rate  rights  of  Benjamin  Goodridge,  Senr  &  Junr.”  .  .  .  "It 
is  understood  before  Signing  &  sealing  that  ye  within  named  Samuel 
Goodridge  &  Matthew  Duty  &  Deborah  his  wife  doth  not  here  sell  any 
right  or  title  to  ye  sd  land  y1  belonged  to  sd  Benja  Junrs  part  of  sd 
lands”  (Essex  Deeds,  77 :  103). 

By  deed,  dated  23  Dec.,  1730,  Josiah  Goodridge  of  Berwick,  County 
of  York,  Maine,  conveys  to  Joseph  Goodridge  of  Newbury,  his  right 
in  a  five  acre  woodlot  in  Newbury,  laid  out  to  the  right  of  “Our  Father 
Benjamin  Goodridge  late  of  Newbury  Decd  my  Right  being  one  Just 
fifth  part  of  sd  Lott”  (Essex  Deeds,  68:  236). 

By  deed,  dated  10  Dec.,  1734,  Daniel  Goodridge  of  Newbury  and 
Josiah  Goodridge  of  “Barwick,”  county  of  York,  Maine,  convey  to 
“our  Brother  Joseph  Goodridge  of  Newbury”  all  right,  title  and  in¬ 
terest  in  land  in  Newbury  “lately  Laid  out  to  ye  rate  right  of  Our 
Brother  Benja  Goodridge  late  of  Newbury  aforesd  Decd”  (Essex  Deeds, 
69:  281). 

Children  born  in  Newbury : 

70-1.  Child, 3  b.  8  Sept.,  1664;  doubtless  Benjamins  (70-2). 

70-2.  Benjamin,  was  a  soldier  in  Nov..  1688  (Newbury  B.).  Prob.  d.  in 
or  because  of  the  service.  The  inventory  of  his  estate  was  taken, 
June,  1691  (Essex  Probate). 

70  -  3.  Joseph,  b.  6  July,  1667  ;  lived  in  Newbury. 

70  -  4.  Daniel,  b.  3  Mar.,  1670. 

70-5.  Josiah.  See  deed  above. 

70-6.  John,  b.  12  or  18  Jan.,  1673-4. 

70  -  7.  Samuel,  b.  15  Aug.,  1681 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  30  June,  1710,  Hannah 
Frazer  (67-4).  They  lived  in  Boxford. 

70-8.  Sarah,  bp.  in  Bowley,  2  Aug.,  1691;  killed  by  Indians,  23  Oct.,  1692 
(Gage). 

70-9.  Deborah,  b.  about  1685  ;  m.  Matthew  Duty  (61-5). 

70-10.  Ebenezer,  b.  in  Bowley,  3  Dec.,  1688  ;  prob.  d.  young. 

GRANT 

71.  Widow  Jane1  Grant  had  an  acre  and  half  house  lot  on  Brad¬ 
ford  Street,  1643.  Her  husband,  Thomas  Grant,  came  with  her  to 
this  country  in  1638,  probably  to  Boston.  She  was  taxed  in  1653,  for 
two  cows.  The  history  of  this  family  is  well  set  forth  in  the  affidavit 


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of  Samuel  Stickney  (189-1).  No  record  of  the  death  of  either  Thomas 
or  Jane  in  Rowley. 

Children  born  in  England : 

71-1.  John, 2  m.  Mary - . 

71-2.  Hannah,  m.  Edward  Hazen  (S5). 

71-3.  Frances,  m.  in  Newburj',  2  Oct.,  1653,  Solomon  Keyes  of  Newbury, 
later  of  Chelmsford. 

71-4.  Ann,  m.  4 :  11  mo.  1658,  Robert  Emerson  of  Haverhill. 

71-1.  John2  Grant  ( Thomas  and  Jane  71),  born  in  England; 
married  Mary - .  He  died  without  issue,  18  Mar.,  1696-7.  Admin¬ 

istration  granted  15  Apr.,  1697,  to  his  widow,  Mary  Grant.  The  sure¬ 
ties  on  her  bond  were  Samuel  Hunt  of  Billerica,  and  John  Todd  of 
Rowley. 

On  file  in  the  case  are  depositions  of  Samuel  Platts,  aged  48  years; 
Henry  Riley,  aged  69  years;  Ebenezer  Wood,  aged  24  years;  Susannah 
Todd,  aged  60  years;  Ann  Wood,  aged  60  years;  all  dated  in  1697, 
and  of  Joseph  Bailey  of  Bradford,  who  says  “in  Rowley  where  I  was 
born  and  brought  up,”  dated  20  July  1698;  and  that  of  Samuel  Stick¬ 
ney  which  is  as  follows:  “I  Sam11  Stickney  Sr  of  Bradford  do  testifie 
&  say  That  I  came  over  from  England  to  New-England  in  the  same 
ship  wth  Thomas  Grant  &  Jane  Grant  his  Wife,  who  brought  over 
wth  them  Foure  Children,  by  name  John,  Hannah,  Frances,  &  Ann, 
whome  I  was  well  acquainted  wth,  &  next  or  near  neighbours  unto  in 
Rowley.  And  ye  said  John  being  deceased,  I  do  affirm  that  the  Sis¬ 
ters  of  John  Grant  above  named,  now  by  marriage  known  by  ye  names 
of  Hannah  _Browne,  Frances  Keyes,  &  Ann  Emerson  are  ye  same  yl 
came  over  wth  their  Father  &  Mother,  &  by  them  owned  wth  said  John 
for  their  children.”  Sworn  to  20  July,  1698  (Essex  Probate  Files, 
11510). 

His  widow,  Mary,  died  16  Feb.,  1697-8.  Her  will,  dated  2  Feb., 
1697-8,  mentions  Sister  Susannah  Todd,  wife  of  John  Todd  (203)  ; 
Sister  Wood,  wife  of  Thomas  Wood  (220),  “who  is  to  have  one  feather 
bed  that  Jeremiah*  lyes  on”;  cousin  John  Todd  to  be  executor  (Essex 
Probate,  306:  108). 


GREENOUGH 

72.  Robert1  Greenough  married  Martha  (Epes  of  Ipswich?). 
He  married  (2)  6  Mar.,  1687-8,  Sarah,  widow  of  Stephen  Mighill 
(127-8).  She  died  at  Taunton,  10  Feb.,  1706-7  (Ch.  R.).  He  mar¬ 
ried  (3)  (int.  29  Apr.,  1710)  Mary  Daniel  (51).  He  died  30  Mar., 
1718  (Ch.  R.).  His  will,  dated  28  Mar.,  1718,  mentions  son  Daniel; 
son  Robert’s  heirs;  daughter  Mary  Greenough;  beloved  wife,  Mary; 
and  son  John  Greenough  (Essex  Probate,  312:  282).  His  widow, 
Mary,  married  (2)  Richard  Syle  (194). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley  (first  two  probably  born  elsewhere)  : 

72-1.  Robert,2  b.  28  Feb.,  1682-3  ;  m.  Hannah  Dole. 


*  Probably  Jeremiah  Hunt.  See  Mary  Stewart  (188-25). 


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72-2.  Daniel,  b.  22  Feb.,  16S5-6;  m.  Abigail  Elliot. 

72-3.  Elizabeth,  b.  1  Dec.,  1688 ;  m.  17  Nov.,  1710,  Thomas  Kimball  of 
Bradford. 

72-4.  Mary,  b.  17  Sept.,  1696 ;  m.  18  June,  1722,  Enoch  Muttleberry. 

72-5.  John,  b.  16  June,  1712.  He  chose  Nathaniel  Mighill,  Esq.,  of  Rowley, 
to  be  his  guardian,  8  Dec.,  1727.  He  was  then  in  Boston  (Essex 
Probate) . 

72-1.  Robert2  Greenough  (Robert  72),  born  28  Feb.,  1682-3; 
married  in  Newbury,  20  Jan.,  1704-5,  Hannah  Dole  of  Newbury,  to 
which  place  they  moved  in  1712.  He  died  before  28  Mar.,  1718. 

His  widow,  Hannah,  married  (2)  18  Oct.,  1725,  Richard  Kelley 
of  Newbury,  as  his  second  wife.  He  died  in  Newbury,  18  June,  1734. 
Her  will,  dated  26  Nov.,  1754,  proved  27  Jan.,  1755,  mentions  herself 
as  of  Newbury;  sons,  Daniel,  Richard,  Epes  and  Robert  Greenough; 
daughter  Martha  Brown;  daughter-in-law  Elizabeth  Kingsbury;  grand¬ 
daughter  Mary  Greenough,  daughter  of  son  Samuel  (Essex  Probate, 
332:  502). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

72-6.  Daniel,3  b.  5  Nov.,  1705;  m.  in  Ipswich,  20  Feb.,  1727-8,  Mary  Allen 
of  Hamilton ;  residence,  Ipswich. 

72  -  7.  Samuel,  b.  25  Mar.,  1707  ;  m.  Elizabeth  - .  They  had  children 

born  in  Newbury :  Robert,4  20  Nov.,  1733 ;  Hannah,  1736  ;  Sarah, 
7  Dec.,  1737  ;  Mary,  28  Nov.,  1739,  and  perhaps  others.  He  d.  in 
Newbury,  29  Aug.,  1753.  Adm.  granted,  10  Sept.,  1753,  to  his 
widow,  Elizabeth.  She  m.  (2)  in  Newbury,  29  July,  1754,  Capt. 
Henry  Kingsbury  of  Newbury. 

72-8.  Richard,  bp.  22  July,  1711;  m.  20  July,  1738,  Hannah  Sewall  of 
Newbury.  Child  born  in  Newbury:  Hannah,4  12  June,  1739. 

72-9.  Epes,  bp.  22  July,  1711;  m.  (int.  in  Newbury,  11  Dec.,  1730)  Mar¬ 
garet  Moor  of  Kittery,  Me.  Children  born  in  Newbury :  Ebenezer,4 
31  Dec.,  1734 ;  Epes,  28  June,  1737  ;  Samuel,  26  Aug.,  1739. 

Born  in  Newbury: 

72-10.  Robert,  b.  21  Nov.,  1712;  m.  in  Newbury,  27  Nov.,  1735,  Edna  Knight 
of  Newbury. 

72-11.  William,  b.  2  May,  1714;  m.  (int.  in  Newbury,  11  Aug.,  1749)  Judith 
Chase  of  Newbury.  Child  born  in  Newbury :  William,4  9  Dec., 
1749. 

72-12.  Moses  (Joshua,  Ch.  R.),  b.  30  Apr.,  1717. 

72-13.  Martha,  named  as  dau.  in  mother’s  will,  1754.  Prob.  is  the  Martha 
Greenough  who  m.  in  Ipswich,  17  Nov.,  1724,  Joseph  Walker  of 
Ipswich  and  (2)  -  Brown. 

72-2.  Capt.  Daniel2  Greenough  (Robert  72),  born  22  Feb., 
1685-6;  moved  to  New  Castle,  N.  H.,  and  there  married  16  Dec.,  1708, 
Abigail,  daughter  of  Robert  Elliot  of  New  Castle,  where  she  died  5 
June,  1719.  He  married  (2)  in  New  Castle,  22  Jan.,  1721,  Elizabeth 
Hatch.  He  was  town  clerk  of  New  Castle,  1720-2  and  4.  He  removed 
with  his  family  to  (East)  Bradford,  Mass.,  and  died  there,  20  Apr., 
1746  (G.  S.  Groveland).  He  was  styled  “goldsmith”  and  “captain.” 

His  will,  dated  15  Mar.,  1745,  mentions  himself  as  of  Bradford; 
wife,  Elizabeth,  to  be  executrix;  son  Nathaniel;  daughter  Sarah  Rohins, 


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and  daughter  Abigail  Colefax,  to  have  “my  house  at  New  Castle  in  New 
Hampshire  in  which  I  formerly  lived,  &c.";  sons  Simon  and  John  to 
have  a  dwelling  in  New  Castle;  son  William  “my  blacksmith-shop, 
&c.";  younger  sons  Benjamin,  Samuel,  and  James,  now  under  21  years, 
&c.  (Essex  Probate,  326:  575-7).  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  died  in  (East) 
Bradford,  now  Groveland,  3  Dec.,  1765,  in  her  73rd  year  (G.  S.  Grove- 
land). 

Children,  first  eight  born  in  New  Castle,  N.  H. : 

72-14.  Sarah, 3  b.  31  June,  1710;  m.  -  Robins. 

72-15.  Robert,  b.  1  Sept.,  1712. 

72-16.  Daniel,  b.  13  Aug.,  1714 

72-17.  Abigail,  m.  -  Colfax. 

72-18.  Nathaniel,  b.  11  Feb.,  1719. 

72-19.  Symonds,  b.  9  Nov.,  1722 ;  m.  Abigail  Chadwick.  The  births  of 
their  children  are  recorded  in  Haverhill. 

72-20.  William,  b.  2  May,  1724 ;  m.  in  Bradford,  12  Jan.,  1747-8,  Hannah 
Atwood  of  Bradford.  She  d.  23  Oct.,  1777,  in  her  49th  year  (G.  S. 
Groveland) . 

72-21.  John,  b.  17  Mar.,  1726. 

72-22.  Benjamin,  m.  in  Bradford,  6  Jan.,  1756,  Susanna  Burbank  of 
Bradford. 

72-23.  Samuel,  m.  in  Bradford,  26  June,  1758,  Susanna  Bailey  of  Bradford. 

72-24.  James,  m.  in  Newbury,  13  Dec.,  1759,  Mary,  dau.  of  Benj.  and  Mary 
(Noyes)  Jaques  of  Newbury. 

HADLEY 

73.  George  Hadley,  from  Ipswich,  settled  in  that  part  of  Rowley 
now  Bradford,  17  Dec.,  1655.  He  bought  of  William  Wilde  (218), 
the  grantor's  house,  barn  and  lands  in  Rowley,  near  Haverhill  (Essex 
Deeds,  1  Ips. :  497).  9  Oct.,  1660,  he  gives  a  mortgage  of  his  farm  in 
Rowley  to  Thomas  Dickinson  (54),  “which  I  purchased  of  William 
Wiles  of  Ipswich"  (Essex  Deeds,  2  Ips.:  14).  In  1665,  he  was  of  Row- 
ley  (Essex  Deeds,  2  Ips.:  451). 


HALE 

74.  “Goodm.  (Thomas3)  Hale,  Junior,"  son  of  Thomas2  and 
grandson  of  Thomas1,  both  of  Newbury,  was  born  in  Newbury,  11  Feb., 
1658-9;  married  there,  16  May,  1682,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Ezekiel 
Northend  (132). 

He  moved  to  Rowley  about  1727,  and  died  there  11  Apr.,  1730 
(G.  S.).  His  widow,  Sarah,  died  in  Rowley,  26  Apr.,  1732,  aged  70 
years  (G.  S.).  Thomas3  was  the  ancestor  of  the  Hales  of  Rowley. 
Their  eleven  children  were  born  in  Newbury. 

Child  of  record  in  Rowley : 

74-1.  Edna, 4  bp.  22  Feb.,  1684-5. 

HAMMOND 

75.  Thomas3  Hammond  ( Thomas 2  of  Watertown ,  William 1  of 
Watertown),  was  born  in  Watertown,  11  July,  1656  (Bond);  married 


128  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

21  Aug.,  1677,  Elizabeth  Noyes  (Bond).  She  died  in  Watertown,  4 
Apr.,  1679  (Bond).  He  married  (2)  6  Dec.,  1679  (Bond),  Sarah, 
daughter  of  John  Pickard  (145).  She  died  in  Ipswich,  16  Jan.,  1712- 
3  (G.  S.  Rowley).  He  married  (3)  (int.  16  Oct.,  1713)  Hannah, 
widow  of  Samuel  Lancaster  and  daughter  of  Ensign  Abel  Platts  (148- 
2).  She  died  26  June,  1748  (Ch.  R.). 

His  residence  was  Watertown  until  about  1699,  when  he  moved  to 
his  farm  in  Ipswich,  “joining  the  bounds  of  Rowley,”  and  annexed  to 
Rowley,  1785.  This  farm  was  the  farm  of  his  grandfather,  John 
Cross,*  whose  only  child,  Hannah,  was  the  mother  of  Thomas  Ham¬ 
mond,  who  was  her  only  child. 

By  deed,  dated  13  June,  1713,  he,  “for  love  and  affection,”  conveys 
to  his  two  sons  David  and  Nathaniel,  all  that  farm  he  “now  liveth  on 
in  Ipswich,  bounded  on  the  cartway  which  lyeth  next  ye  line  that  parts 
Ipswich  and  Rowley  on  the  northwesterly  side  and  by  Bradstreet’s 
farm  on  the  northeasterly  side;  by  land  of  Gershom  Nelson  in  part 
upon  the  southwesterly  side  and  in  part  by  land  of  John  Pickard’s 
heirs  on  the  southerly  side.”  —  “Reserving  to  said  parent  &  his  heirs 
and  assigns  forever  ye  improvement,  benefit  &  useage  of  said  way  as 
laid  out  next  Rowley  Line  from  the  way  said  parent  purchased  of 
Jeremiah  Nelson  from  said  farm  to  Rowley  towne  (now  Hammond 
Street)  until  it  come  to  ye  Country  road  leading  from  Ipswich  to  Row- 
ley  (now  Main  Street)  that  is  to  say  sd  parents  now  Dwelling  house  & 
barn,”  100  acres  more  or  less  (Essex  Deeds,  25:  243). 

Soon  after  1713  he  moved  to  another  farm  in  Ipswich,  a  short  dis¬ 
tance  southwesterly  from  the  Cross  farm  described  above  and  there 
lived  until  his  death.  This  farm  is  now  (1932)  in  possession  of  heirs 
of  John  F.  Bradstreet,  descendants  of  his  daughter  Hannah  (75-8). 
See  Nathaniel  Bradstreet  (25-55). 

By  deed,  dated  8  June,  1724,  he  conveyed  this  homestead  to  his  two 
daughters,  Hannah  and  Mary,  both  minors,  to  hold  during  their  lives* 
then  to  their  eldest  sons;  his  other  two  daughters,  Sarah  Lambert  and 
Elizabeth  Jewett,  to  be  paid  ten  pounds  each.  In  the  deed  the  farm 
is  described  as  follows:  “southeasterly  upon  land  of  Doct.  Samuel 
Wallis,  Junr,  Jeremiah  Jewett  and  Moses  Davis;  on  ye  eastwardly  end 
by  land  of  Jonathan  Pickard;  and  norardly  and  norwest  by  land  of 
tbe  said  Jonathan  &  also  Francis  Pickards,  norwest  and  westwardly  by 
ye  divisional  line  between  Ipswich  &  Rowley”  (Essex  Deeds,  45:  29). 

He  died  on  his  farm  in  Ipswich  Village,  26  Feb.,  1724-5  (Ch.  R.) 
(G.  S.  Rowley).  Hammond  Street,  Rowley,  was  named  for  him. 

*  The  will  of  John  Cross  of  Ipswich,  dated  1  Nov.,  1650,  and  codicil,  dated 
30:  9  mo.  1650,  and  codicil,  dated  18:  10  mo.  1650.  proved  26:  1  mo.  1651,  mentions 
wife,  Ann,  and  his  friend,  William  English,  to  be  executors;  daughter  Hannah 
to  have  the  farm,  and  if  she  leave  no  issue  the  property  to  go  to  town  of  Ipswich 
to  help  maintain  a  free  school  (Essex  Deeds,  1  Ips. :  112).  The  farm  was  then  in 
the  hands  of  Thomas  Elithorpe  (63). 

This  daughter,  Hannah  Cross,  was  b.  in  Ipswich,  7  Apr.,  1636;  m.  about  1655, 
Thomas2  Hammond  of  Watertown.  He  d.  in  Watertown,  10  Dec.,  1655  (Bond). 
She  d.  in  Watertown,  24  Mar.,  1656-7  (Bond).  By  her  will,  dated  19  Mar.,  1656-7, 
she  gave  her  mother  (Anna)  one  half  the  rent  of  the  Cross  farm  in  Ipswich 
(Bond).  Widow  Anna  Cross  d.  in  Watertown,  13  Nov.,  1669  (Pope). 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

Children  (all  in  italics  is  from  Bond’s  History  of  Watertown)  • 

75-1.  Hannah J  b.  15  Nov.,  1680 ;  prob.  d.  in  Watertown;  unm. 

75-2.  Sarah,  b.  20  Jan.,  1682-3:  m.  Thomas  Lambert  (112-12). 

75-3.  Thomas,  b.  17  Nov.,  1685;  d.  22  Oct.,  1762.  By  deed,  dated  23  May, 
1724,  Thomas  Hammond  of  Ipswich  conveys  to  “My  well  beloved 
son  Thomas  Hammond  of  Watertown  a  parcel  of  salt  marsh  in 
Bowley”  (Essex  Deeds,  44:158).  By  deed,  dated  16  June,  1731, 
Thomas  Hammond  of  Watertown  conveys  to  “My  brother  David 
Hammond  of  Ipswich”  the  aforesaid  parcel  of  salt  marsh;  wife 
Mary  released  dower  (Essex  Deeds,  77:29). 

75-4.  Elizabeth,  b.  12  May,  1688;  m.  Ephraim  Jewett  (101-17).  By  deed, 
dated  1717,  Thomas  Hammond  of  Ipswich,  “in  consideration  of  love 
...  I  bear  to  n^  son-in-law  Ephraim  Jewett”  conveys  him  land 
(Essex  Deeds,  33:208). 

75-5.  David,  bp.,  23  Nov.,  1690;  m.  Mary  Platts  (147-9). 

75-6.  Nathaniel,  bp.  25  July,  1697;  m.  Bridget  Harris  (79-30). 

75-7.  Jonathan,  bp.  25  July,  1697 ;  we  find  no  other  record  of  him. 

75-8.  Hannah,  b.  in  Ipswich,  19  July,  1716;  m.  Lieut.  Nathaniel  Bradstreet 
(25-29). 

75-9.  Mary,  b.  in  Ipswich,  11  Oct.,  1719;  m.  Jonathan  Pickard  (145-32). 

75-5.  David4  Hammond  ( Thomas  75;  Thomas  of  Watertown ;  Wil¬ 
liam  of  Watertown) ,  baptized  in  Watertown,  23  Nov.,  1690  (Bond)  ; 
moved  to  Ipswich  with  his  father,  1699;  married  (int.  11  July,  1719) 
Mary,  daughter  of  Sergt.  John  Platts  (147-2).  She  died  Mar.,  1747-8 
(Ch.  R.).  He  married  (2)  (int.  6  Aug.,  1748)  Elizabeth,  daughter  of 
Isaac  Platts  (147-7). 

He  “and  his  wife  Mary  owned  ye  Coven1,”  5  June,  1720  (Ch.  R.). 
He  died  22  Sept.,  1765  (Ch.  R.).  His  estate  was  divided,  1  Oct.,  1767, 
among  his  children;  son,  David;  daughters  Joanna  Parsons  and  Sarah 
Treadwell  (Essex  Probate,  344:  208).  His  homestead  was  the  farm 
his  father  gave  him  in  Ipswich,  “joining  the  bounds  of  Rowley,”  now, 
by  annexation,  a  part  of  Rowley. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

75-10.  David, s  b.  17  Aug.,  1720 ;  m.  Susanna  Harris. 

75-11.  Sarah  (Mary,  Ch.  R.),  b.  15  Feb.,  1727-8;  m.  (int.  in  Ipswich,  10 
Jan.,  1746)  Joseph  Tredwell  of  Ipswich. 

75-12.  Phineas,  bp.  7  Sept.,  1731 ;  d.  young. 

75-13.  Joanna,  bp.  24  June,  1739;  m.  in  Ipswich,  29  Dec.,  1757,  Amos  Par¬ 
sons  of  Gloucester. 


75-6.  Nathaniel4  Hammond  ( Thomas  75;  Thomas  of  Watertown; 
William  of  Watertown ),  born  probably  in  1692  or  3;  baptized  in  Water- 
town,  25  July,  1697  (Bond)  ;  married  (int.  30  Jan.,  1713-4)  Bridget, 
daughter  of  Dea.  Timothy  Harris  (79-7).  She  died  in  Littleton,  31 
Oct.,  1731. 

Having  divided,  with  his  brother  David,  the  farm  given  them  by 
their  father,  Thomas  Hammond  above,  he,  by  deed,  dated  12  Nov., 
1722,  conveys  his  half  to  his  father-in-law,  Timothy  Harris  (79-7) 
(Essex  Deeds,  43:  60).  He  moved  to  Littleton  in  1725  and  was  there 
in  1731.  In  1753  Jonathan,  Nathaniel,  Thomas,  Joseph  and  Oliver 


130  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

Hammond  were,  among  others,  petitioners  for  the  incorporation  of 
Gilsum,  N.  H. 

Children  born  in  Ipswich : 

75-14.  Jonathan,5  b.  18  May,  1715. 

75-15.  Nathaniel,  b.  24  Jan.,  1716-7. 

75-16.  Thomas,  b.  31  Oct.,  1719. 

75-17.  John,  b.  23  Jan.,  1720-1;  d.  29  Jan.,  1720-1. 

75-18.  Joseph,  b.  3  Feb.,  1721-2. 

75-19.  Timothy,  b.  28  Feb.,  1725  ;  27  Feb.,  1724-5  (Littleton  B.). 

Born  in  Littleton : 

75-20.  Bridget,  b.  13  Apr.,  1727;  m.  in  Bowley,  Joshua  Prime  (153-10). 
75-21.  Oliver,  b.  29  Oct.,  1729  ;  m.  Sarah  White. 

75-10.  David5  Hammond  ( David  75-5;  Thomas  75;  Thomas  of 
Watertown ;  William  of  Watertown) ,  born  17  Aug.,  1720;  married  (int. 
in  Ipswich,  17  Sept.,  1743)  Susannah  Harris  of  Ipswich.  He  mar¬ 
ried  (2)  1  Dec.,  1782,  Elizabeth,  widow  of  Thomas  Wood  (220-53). 
He  died  3  Jan.,  1797  (Dr.  Jewett’s  Diary).  His  will,  dated  5  Oct., 
1793,  mentions  himself  as  of  Rowley;  wife,  Elizabeth;  three  sons, 
Phineas,  Thomas  and  David;  four  daughters,  Mary  Jewett,  Susanna 
Brocklebank,  Sarah  Lord  and  Hannah  Hunt  (Essex  Probate,  365:  49). 
His  widow,  Elizabeth,  died  21  Oct.,  1815. 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

75-22.  Phineas,6  b.  2  Aug.,  1744;  int.  in  Ipswich,  28  Feb.,  1783,  to  Sarah 
Lewis  of  Gloucester ;  he  was  then  of  Ipswich. 

75-23.  Mary,  b.  26  Feb.,  1745-6;  m. - Jewett. 

75-24.  Thomas,  b.  13  June,  1747  ;  m.  Esther  Dole. 

75-25.  Susannah,  b.  8  June,  1749;  m.  Nathan  Brocklebank  (29-54). 

75-26.  John,  b.  8  Feb.,  1751. 

75-27.  Sarah,  b.  2  Dec.,  1752 ;  m.  in  Linebrook,  14  June,  1774,  Samuel 
Lord,  3rd,  of  Ipswich. 

75-28.  Joanna  (Hannah),  b.  15  May,  1755  ;  m.  Enos  Hunt. 

75-29.  David,  b.  30  Nov.,  1757  ;  m.  (int.  in  Ipswich,  21  Mar.,  1777)  Patience 
Harris  of  New  Salem,  N.  H. ;  to  which  town  he  removed  about 
the  time  of  his  marriage. 

75-30.  Jonathan,  d.  26  July,  1763. 

75-21.  Oliver5  Hammond  {Nathaniel  75-6;  Thom, as  75;  Thomas 
of  Watertown ;  William  of  Watertown),  born  in  Littleton,  29  Oct., 
1729;  married  in  Wenham,  18  Mar.,  1756,  Sarah  White  of  Wenham. 
He  was  then  of  Rowley.  She  was  probably  daughter  of  Josiah  and 
Sarah  (Prime  153-11)  White  of  Wenham,  and  born  there  27  Nov.,  1733. 

He  died  19  Sept.,  1758  (G.  S.  Rowley).  Administration  granted 
4  Dec.,  1758,  to  his  widow,  Sarah  (Essex  Probate,  335:  526).  The 
inventory,  filed  21  Jan.,  1760,  lists  about  300  acres  of  land  at  Swan- 
sey,  N.  H.,  valued  at  £40  (Essex  Probate,  336:  549).  His  widow, 
Sarah,  married  (2)  in  Rowley,  8  Nov.,  1770,  Pelatiah  Cummings  of 
Topsfield. 


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Children  born  in  Rowley : 

75-31.  Nathaniel, 6  b.  29  Dec.,  1756;  m.  (int.  in  Topsfield,  7  Feb.,  1779) 
Abigail,  dau.  of  Stephen  Perkins  of  Topsfield,  where  they  had 
children  born.  She  d.  20  or  23  May,  1839,  aged  80^  years  (Tops¬ 
field  R.).  He  d.  3  Dec.,  1842. 

75-32.  Sarah,  b.  3  Apr.,  1759  ;  m.  in  Topsfield,  8  Mar.,  1785,  Ebenezer  Stone 
of  Marlborough,  N.  H. 

75-24.  Thomas6  Hammond  ( David  75-10;  David  75-5;  Thomas 
75;  Thomas  of  Watertown ;  William  of  Watertown) ,  born  13  June,  1747 ; 
married  Esther  Hole. 

Copy  of  part  of  a  deposition  used  in  the  case  of  Moses  Bradstreet 
vs.  William  Gage.  Sworn  to,  30  Sept.,  1819  (Essex  Co.  Ct.  R.). 

“I  Thomas  Hammond  of  Dunbarton  in  the  County  of  Hillsborough 
and  State  of  New  Hampshire,  of  lawful  age,  testify  depose  and  say, 
that  I  was  born  in  June  1747  at  a  place  then  called  Ipswich  farms, 
now  in  the  town  of  Rowley;  from  this  place  my  father  removed,  as  I 
have  understood  to  a  place  in  Rowley  about  half  a  quarter  of  a  mile 
distant,  when  I  was  about  eighteen  months  old,  at  this  latter  place  I 
remained  with  my  father  till  I  was  nearly  fifteen  years  old,  excepting 
one  summer,  this  place  adjoins  on  the  farm  where  Mr  Moses  Brad- 
street  now  lives.  I  served  my  apprenticeship  in  Newburyport,  and 
resided  there  afterward  till  April  1775;  when  my  family  removed  to 
my  former  residence,  and  I  went  into  the  army,  and  returned  to  my 
family  in  the  spring  of  1776.  I  remained  at  said  place  with  my  family 
about  one  month;  thence  we  removed  to  the  distance  of  about  three 
quarters  of  a  mile,  where  we  remained  till  January,  1777;  then  we 
removed  into  the  State  of  New  Hampshire,  where  I  have  lived  till  the 
present  time.  ...”  Rev.  soldier. 

Children : 

75-33.  Jonathan/  bp.  16  Oct.,  1774  (Old  So.  Ch.  Newburyport  R.). 

75-34.  Ester,  bp.  —  Aug.,  1776. 

75-35.  John,  bp.  26  Oct.,  1777. 


HARDY 

76.  Thomas1  Hardy*  settled  very  early  in  that  part  of  Rowley 
afterward  called  Merrimack  Village  and  later  Bradford,  where  he 
acquired  much  land.  The  name  of  his  wife  is  not  recorded. 

He  died  in  Bradford,  4  Jan.,  1677-8.  His  will,  dated  4  Mar.,  1671-2, 
when  he  was  called  of  “Merrimack  near  Haverhill,”  with  a  “Postscript” 
dated  12  Dec.,  1677,  proved  26  Mar.,  1678,  mentions  himself  as  aged 
about  72  years,  in  1677;  eldest  son,  Thomas,  sons  John,  Joseph,  Jacob 
and  William;  son-in-law  William  Hutchins;  daughter  Mary  and  her 
children  unnamed;  daughter  Sarah  (Essex  Probate). 

Children  mentioned  in  will : 

76-1.  Thomas, 2  b.  about  1634;  in.  Mercy  Tenney  (195-3). 

*  Among  those  who  came  to  Ipswich  in  1633,  with  Winthrop,  was  a  Thomas 
Hardy,  who  left  Ipswich  before  1665.  He  was  probably  Thomas  Hardy  (76). 


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76-2.  Joseph,  b.  about  1643;  d.  11  Jan.,  1726-7,  aged  84  years  (G.  S. 
Groveland) . 

76-3.  John,  b.  about  1647 ;  m.  Mary  Jackman. 

76-4.  Jacob,  b.  about  1648 ;  d.  2  Apr.,  1706,  in  his  58th  year  (G.  S.  Brad¬ 
ford  ) . 

76-5.  William,  m.  Ruth  Tenney  (196-5). 

76-6.  Mary,  m.  before  22  July,  1670,  Samuel  Currier  of  Haverhill  (Old 
Norfolk  Co.  R.). 

76-7.  Sarah,  m.  William  Hutchins  (96). 

76-1.  Thomas2  Hardy  ( Thomas  76),  born  about  1634;  married 
22:  9  mo.  1664,  Mercy,  daughter  of  Thomas  Tenney  (195).  He  died 
in  Bradford,  6  Feb.,  1715-6,  “in  his  82nd  year”  (G.  S.  Bradford). 
His  will,  dated  23  Mar.,  1714-5,  mentions  wife;  sons  William,  Jacob, 
Benjamin,  and  Isaac  who  is  to  have  the  homestead;  father  Tenney; 
two  daughters,  Hannah  Hardy  and  Sarah  Burbank  (Essex  Probate, 
311:  361).  His  widow,  Mercy,  died  15  Aug.,  1716  (G-.  S.  Bradford). 

Child  of  record  in  Rowley : 

76  -  8.  Ann, 3  b.  26  Apr.,  1666  ;  d.  young. 

Children  born  in  Bradford : 

76-9.  Thomas,  b.  29  June,  1667;  d.  soon. 

76-10.  William,  b.  11  Jan.,  1669-70. 

76-11.  James,  b.  13  Feb.,  1672 ;  drowned,  12  June,  1689. 

76-12.  Thomas,  twin,  b.  2  Apr.,  1675. 

76-13.  Daniel,  twin,  b.  2  Ax>r.,  1675. 

76-14.  Jacob,  b.  25  Mar.,  1677. 

76-15.  Benjamin,  b.  22  Sept.,  1679. 

76-16.  Ebenezer,  b.  3  May,  1682  ;  d.  17  July,  1682. 

76-17.  Isaac,  b.  19  Aug.,  1683;  d.  6  Jan.,  1729  (G.  S.  Groveland). 

76-18.  Hannah,  b.  4  Oct.,  1686. 

76-19.  Sarah,  b.  9  June,  1689;  m.  in  Bradford,  Ebenezer  Burbank  (31-17). 

76-3.  John2  Hardy  ( Thomas  76),  born  about  1647;  married  2 
Apr.,  1667,  Mary  Jackman.  They  settled  in  Bradford,  where  she  died 
2  Dec.,  1689.  He  married  (2)  31  July,  1695,  Martha,  widow  of  Caleb 
Burbank  (31-4).  He  died  4  Feb.,  1714-5,  aged  67  years  (G.  S.  Brad¬ 
ford).  His  will,  dated  1  Feb.,  1714-5,  mentions  wife,  Martha;  sons 
Bichard  and  Thomas  to  be  executors;  son  Joseph;  son  John;  son 
Zachry;  daughter  Sarah  Jewett;  children,  unnamed,  of  daughter  Ten¬ 
ney,  deceased;  daughter  Hannah,  wife  of  Samuel  Hardy;  brother 
Thomas  Hardy  (Essex  Probate,  311:  234).  His  widow,  Martha,  died 
1716  (G.  S.  Bradford). 

Children  born  in  Bradford  : 

76-20.  John, 3  b.  11  Feb.,  1668  (Ct.  R.)  ;  d.  soon. 

76-21.  Mary,  b.  2  Apr.,  1671  (Ct.  R.)  ;  m.  Daniel  Tenney  (195-6). 

76-22.  Sarah,  b.  25  Mar.,  1673  (Ct.  R.)  ;  m.  Francis  Jewett  (100-10). 

76-23.  Joseph,  twin,  b.  3  Feb.,  1674  (Ct.  R.). 

76-24.  John,  twin,  b.  3  Feb.,  1674  (Ct.  R.). 

76-25.  Hannah,  b.  20  June,  1677  ;  m.  Samuel  Hardy  (76-31). 


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76-26.  Bichard,  b.  24  Apr.,  1679. 

76-27.  Esther,  b.  17  Feb.,  1680;  d.  6  Dec.,  1689. 

76-28.  Nathaniel,  b.  10  Mar.,  1683. 

76-29.  Zachariah,  b.  20  Feb.,  1685. 

76-30.  Thomas,  b.  17  Mar.,  1689. 

76-5.  William2  Hardy  ( Thomas  76),  married  in  Bradford,  3  May, 
1678,  Ruth,  daughter  of  Dea.  William  Tenney  (196).  She  died  in 
Bradford,  27  Apr.,  1689. 

Children  born  in  Bradford : 

76-31.  Samuel, 3  b.  29  June,  1679;  m.  in  Bradford,  5  July,  1700,  Hannah 
Hardy  (76-25). 

76-32.  Thomas,  b.  29  May,  1683. 

76-33.  Ann,  b.  19  Apr.,  1685  ;  m.  in  Bradford,  25  July,  1710,  Ephraim  Lacy 
of  Bradford. 

76-34.  Buth,  b.  20  Apr.,  1689  ;  d.  1  May,  1689. 

HARDY 

77.  Hannah  Hardy,  “Adult,”  joined  Rowley  Church,  9  June,  1700. 

HARRIMAN 

78.  Leonard1  IIarriman  was  probably  of  the  first  company  and 
then  a  minor.  His  name  appears  of  record  in  Rowley  before  1649. 
He  bought,  in  1667,  of  John  Todd  (203),  the  house  lot  laid  out  to 
John  Spofford  (184),  on  Bradford  Street.  His  wife  was  Margaret; 
she  was  buried  22  Oct.,  1676.  He  died  6  ( ?)  May,  1691.  His  will, 
dated  12  May,  1691,  mentions  himself  as  being  infirm;  son  Matthew 
to  have  land  in  Haverhill;  son  Jonathan;  daughters  Hannah  Boynton 
and  Mary  Harriman;  and  grandson  Matthew,  son  of  Matthew  (Essex 
Probate,  304:  385). 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

78-1.  John,2  b.  16  :  3  mo.  (May)  1650 ;  killed  at  Bloody  Brook  with  Capt. 
Lathrop,  18  Sept.,  1675  (Coffin,  p.  390)  ;  unm. 

78-2.  Matthew,  b.  16:  6  mo.  (Aug.)  1652  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Swan  (193-11). 
78-3.  Hannah,  b.  22:  3  mo.  1655  ;  m.  Caleb  Boynton  (22-3). 

78-4.  Jonathan,  b.  5  :  10  mo.  (Dec.)  1657  ;  m.  Sarah  Palmer  (135-6). 

78-5.  Mary,  m.  Samuel  Cooper  (45-2). 

78-2.  Matthew2  Harriman  ( Leonard  78),  born  16:  6  mo.  1652; 
married  in  Haverhill,  22  Dec.,  1673,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Robert 
Swan  (193-1).  He  owned  a  house  in  Haverhill  and  was  living  there 
at  the  time  of  his  marriage,  though  then  a  member  of  Rowley  Church. 
He  was  of  Haverhill  and  aged  about  70  years,  8  May,  1722,  when  he 
gave  a  deposition  concerning  the  bounds  of  land  in  Haverhill  (Essex 
Deeds,  39:  153).  See  Haverhill  Records  for  births  of  his  sixteen  chil¬ 
dren,  and  his  marriage  with  Mary  Caller  as  second  wife. 

Children  born  in  Haverhill,  recorded  in  Bowley : 

78-6.  Elizabeth^  bp.  6  Feb.,  1675-6. 


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78-7.  Matthew,  bp.  24  Sept.,  1676;  oldest  child  (Ch.  R.). 

78-8.  Hannah,  bp.  4  Aug.,  1678. 

78-4.  Jonathan2  Harriman  ( Leonard  78),  born  5:  10  mo.  1657; 
married  Sarah,  daughter  of  John  Palmer  (135).  She  died  30  June, 
1688.  He  married  (2)  19  Aug.,  1691,  Margaret,  widow  of  Samuel 
Wood  (220-8).  He  died  15  Feb.,  1741  (G.  S.  Georgetown).  His  will, 
dated  12  June,  1734,  mentions  wife,  Margaret;  sons  Leonard,  Nathaniel, 
John,  Samuel,  and  Jeremiah  who  is  to  have  real  estate  and  take  care 
of  his  mother;  daughters  Margaret  Boynton,  Mary  Nelson  and  Sarah 
Hazen  (Essex  Probate,  325:  34).  Widow  Margaret  died  25  Jan.,  1754, 
“very  aged.” 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

78-9.  Margaret,3  b.  19  xAug.,  1686  ;  m.  Jonathan  Boynton  (22-15). 

78-10.  Jonathan,  b.  15  July,  1692  ;  d.  20  Nov.,  1711;  nnm. 

78-11.  Leonard,  b.  5  Oct.,  1694;  m.  Martha  Plummer  (149-8). 

78-12.  Nathaniel,  b.  31  Dec.,  1696  ;  m.  Mehitable  Spofford  (184-26). 

78-13.  Mary,  b.  11  Nov.,  1698;  m.  (int.  11  May,  1728)  Jacob  Hale  of  Box- 
ford.  She  m.  (2)  Jeremiah  Nelson  (130-35). 

78-14.  Sarah,  b.  19  Mar.,  1700-1;  m.  Samuel  Hazen  (85-28). 

78-15.  John,  b.  13  June,  1703 ;  m.  Jane  Bailey. 

78-16.  Samuel,  b.  12  Nov.,  1705 ;  m.  Jane  Colman. 

78-17.  Jeremiah,  b.  22  Sept.,  1709;  m.  Patience  Perley  (142-5). 

78-11.  Capt.  Leonard3  Harriman  (Jonathan  78-4;  Leonard  78), 
born  5  Oct.,  1694;  married  in  Newbury,  5  July,  1715,  Martha,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Benjamin  Plummer  (149).  She  died  6  Aug.,  1733  (G.  S. 
Georgetown).  He  died  18  Feb.,  1785. 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

78-18.  Jonathan,4  b.  2  Apr.,  1716;  m.  Mary  Chaplin  (37-22). 

78-12.  Lieut.  Nathaniel3  Harriman  ( Jonathan  78-4;  Leonard 
78),  born  31  Dec.,  1696;  married  25  Aug.,  1720,  Mehitable,  daughter 
of  Samuel  Spofford  (184-4).  He  was  a  lieutenant  in  the  army  and 
died  in  front  of  Louisburg,  13  Oct.,  1745.  His  will,  dated  13  Mar., 
1744-5,  mentions  wife  (unnamed);  sons  Samuel  and  Moses;  daughters 
Abigail,  wife  of  Samuel  Kezer;  Mehitable,  wife  of  Jonathan  Plummer; 
and  Margaret  Harriman;  granddaughter  Harriman  (Rosamond5,  b.  6 
Jan.,  1744-5),  daughter  of  son  Nathaniel,  late  of  Bradford,  deceased 
(Essex  Probate,  326:  406).  His  widow  Mehitable’s  will,  dated  16 
Aug.,  1753,  proved  19  Jan.,  1756,  mentions  sons  Samuel  and  Moses; 
daughter  Margaret  and  grandson  Nathaniel  Plummer  (Essex  Probate, 
333:  340). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

78-19.  Abigail,4  b.  8  Oct.,  1721 ;  m.  20  Apr.,  1742,  Samuel  Kezer.  She  was 
a  widow  and  of  Rowley,  24  Feb.,  1804  (Essex  Deeds,  178:236); 
d.  29  Mar.,  1809. 

78-20.  Nathaniel,  b.  22  Mar.,  1722-3 ;  m.  21  May,  1742,  Hannah  Colman 
of  Newbury;  d.  26  Oct.,  1744,  “of  Bradford,  but  a  member  of  this 


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church”  (Sec.  Ch.  E.).  His  son,  Benjamin, 5  d.  3  July,  1743,  aged 
14  days.  His  widow,  Hannah,  m.  (2)  1  Oct.,  1745,  Joseph  Palmer 
of  Bradford. 

78-21.  Heritable,  b.  10  Mar.,  1726-7 ;  m.  6  June,  1744,  Jonathan  Plummer. 
78-22.  Samuel,  b.  23  May,  1732 ;  m.  21  Dec.,  1752,  Elizabeth  Stickney 
(189-60).  She  d.  18  Jan.,  1801.  He  m.  (2)  3  Dec.,  1801,  Huldah 
Nelson  (130-116).  He  was  styled  “Elder,”  and  d.  17  Sept.,  1803 
(G.  S.  Georgetown).  His  widow,  Huldah,  d.  5  Mar.,  1848,  aged 
100  years  and  6  months. 

78-23.  Margaret,  b.  23  Feb.,  1734-5;  m.  Moses  Burpee  (32-32). 

78-24.  Moses,  b.  28  Apr.,  1737  ;  d.  in  Bradford,  24  Aug.,  1784.  His  widow, 
Jane,  d.  in  Bradford,  16  Feb.,  1825,  aged  86  years. 

78-15.  John3  Harriman  ( Jonathan  78-4;  Leonard  78) ,  born  13 
June,  1703;  married  (int.  7  May,  1726)  Jane,  daughter  of  Thomas 
Bailey  (10-12)  of  Bradford,  where  she  was  born,  4  Feb.,  1706.  He 
died  25  Jan.,  1753.  His  will,  dated  10  Sept.,  1751,  mentions  wife, 
Jane;  sons  John,  Enoch,  Leonard  and  Thomas;  daughters  Jane,  Mar¬ 
garet  and  Anne;  brother  Thomas  Wood  to  be  executor  (Essex  Probate, 
331:  200).  His  widow,  Jane,  m.  (2)  Israel  Hazen  (85-29). 

Children  born  in  Eowley : 

78-25.  Enoch, 4  b.  18  May,  1727 ;  d.  24  Aug.,  1736. 

78-26.  Jane,  b.  24  June,  1729;  d.  23  Aug.,  1736. 

78-27.  John,  b.  17  Oct.,  1731;  m.  26  Dec.,  1751,  Mary  Plummer;  settled 
in  Lunenburg. 

78-28.  Leonard,  b.  14  June,  1734 ;  d,  1  Sept.,  1736. 

78-29.  Enoch,  b.  5  Oct.,  1736  ;  m.  Martha  Palmer. 

78-30.  Leonard,  b.  12  Mar.,  1738-9 ;  m.  13  Dec.,  1763,  Rosamond  Harriman, 
dau.  of  Nathaniel  (78-20). 

78-31.  Jane,  b.  27  Mar.,  1741;  m.  in  Ipswich,  19  Mar.,  1761,  John  Dresser 
of  Boxford. 

78-32.  Thomas,  b.  19  Jan.,  1744 ;  m.  28  Sept.,  1766,  Martha  Pool. 

78-33.  Margaret,  b.  9  Mar.,  1745-6;  m.  9  Feb.,  1775,  Samuel  Smith. 

78-34.  A  son,  b.  12  June,  1749;  d.  17  June,  1749. 

78-35.  Anne,  b.  13  Aug.,  1750;  m.  (int.  7  Mar.,  1778)  Joseph  Haskell  of 
Gloucester. 

78-16.  Samuel3  Harriman  ( Jonathan  78-4;  Leonard  78),  born 
12  Nov.,  1705;  married  in  Newbury,  16  Oct.,  1729,  Jane,  daughter  of 
Thomas  Colman  of  Newbury.  He  died  in  Newbury,  1758.  His  will, 
dated  25  Jan.,  1758,  proved  3  Apr.,  1758,  mentions  wife,  Jane;  son 
Asa  to  have  the  farm  in  Rowley;  daughter  Jane  to  have  the  house  in 
Newbury  (Essex  Probate,  335:  240).  His  widow,  Jane,  married  (2) 
in  Newbury,  23  Nov.,  1758,  Timothy  Toppan  of  Newbury. 

Children : 

78-36.  A  child, 4  bp.  —  Mar.,  1730-1  (Byfield  Ch.  E.). 

78-37.  Samuel,  b.  23  Feb.,  1731-2 ;  d.  13  Sept.,  1736.  First  child  bp.  in  the 
Second  Parish  Meeting-house. 

78-38.  Jane,  b.  10  Nov.,  1733  ;  d.  28  Sept.,  1736. 

78-39.  Dudley,  b.  9  Mar.,  1734-5  ;  d.  27  Sept.,  1736. 

78-40.  Phebe,  b.  2  Aug.,  1737  ;  d.  29  July,  1745. 


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78-41.  Anne,  b.  8  Oct.,  1739  (Jane,  Ch.  R.  and  in  father’s  will)  ;  m.  in 
Newbury,  19  Aug.,  1762,  Benjamin  Evans  of  Salisbury;  d.,  his 
widow,  in  Salisbury,  9  July,  1814. 

78-42.  Asa,  b.  30  Jan.,  1742;  had  children  born  in  Newburyport,  1764-1771. 
78-43.  Nathaniel,  b.  16  Sept.,  1747  ;  d.  1  Oct.,  1747. 

78-17.  Jeremiah3  Harriman  ( Jonathan  78-4;  Leonard  78),  born 
22  Sept.,  1709;  married  17  Apr.,  1735,  Patience,  daughter  of  Samuel 
Perley  (142).  This  may  have  been  his  second  marriage.  He  died  30 
Jan.,  1753.  His  will,  dated  3  Aug.,  1749,  mentions  wife,  Patience, 
who  is  to  provide  for  his  mother  according  to  the  last  will  of  his  father, 
Jonathan  Harriman;  only  daughter,  Lucy;  sons  Jonathan,  Jeremiah 
and  William;  all  the  children  under  21  years  (Essex  Probate,  331: 
203).  His  widow,  Patience,  died  20  May,  1777. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

78-44.  Lucy, 4  bp.  22  Aug.,  1736  (Sec.  Ch.  R.)  ;  d.  25  Feb.,  1755. 

78-45.  Jonathan,  b.  26  Nov.,  1737  ;  m.  26  Nov.,  1769,  Sarah  Plummer. 
78-46.  Jeremiah,  b.  25  July,  1740;  m.  Anna  Poore. 

78-47.  William,  b  8.  Jan.,  1742-3  ;  m.  31  Oct.,  1765,  Rebecca  Pearson.  Adm. 

granted,  2  Mar.,  1778,  to  his  widow,  Rebecca.  He  was  called  of 
Haverhill ;  blacksmith ;  had  dwelling-house  in  Rowley ;  blacksmith 
shop ;  half  pew  in  meeting  house  in  Bradford  (Essex  Probate, 
353  :  53). 

78-48.  A  son,  b.  21  Sept.,  1745;  d.  29  Sept.,  1745. 

78-18.  Jonathan4  Harriman  ( Capt .  Leonard  78-11;  Jonathan 
78-4;  Leonard  78),  born  2  Apr.,  1716;  married  23  Dec.,  1736,  Mary, 
daughter  of  Capt.  Jeremiah  Chaplin  (37-8).  She  died  20  Feb.,  1772, 
in  her  63rd  year.  He  married  (2)  (int.  6  June,  1772)  Martha,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Nathan  Plummer  (149-9).  His  home  was  in  the  Second  Parish, 
Rowley,  now  Georgetown. 

His  will,  dated  24  May,  1792,  proved  5  Dec.,  1796,  mentions  wife, 
Martha;  daughter  Mary,  wife  of  Capt.  Benjamin  Adams;  daughters 
Martha  and  Sarah,  unmarried  and  under  21  years  old;  only  son,  Jona¬ 
than,  a  minor  of  about  16  years,  to  have  the  homestead,  &c. ;  Elder 
Samuel  Harriman  to  be  executor  (Essex  Probate,  364:  539).  Capt. 
Benjamin  Adams  appealed  from  the  decree  of  the  Probate  Court  allow¬ 
ing  the  will,  so  that  the  final  decree  allowing  the  will  was  not  entered 
until  5  Dec.,  1798.  His  widow,  Martha,  died  11  Nov.,  1825. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

78-49.  Martha, s  b.  22  Aug.,  1737  ;  d.  27  Aug.,  1756. 

78-50.  Mary,  b.  1  Jan.,  1739-40;  m.  Benjamin  Adams. 

78-51.  A  son,  twin,  d.  21  Feb.,  1741-2. 

78-52.  A  son,  twin,  d.  21  Feb.,  1741-2 

78-53.  Jonathan,  b.  15  Jan.,  1742-3;  d.  21  Mar.,  1742-3. 

78-54.  Ann,  b.  19  Apr.,  1744;  d.  11  June,  1745. 

78-55.  A  child,  d.  10  Oct.,  1746. 

78-56.  Martha,  b.  24  July,  1773;  m.  12  Nov.,  1792,  Solomon  Hale. 

78-57.  Sarah,  b.  17  Apr.,  1775  :  m.  25  Nov.,  1800,  Nathaniel  Holmes. 


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78-58.  Jonathan,  b.  8  Sept.,  1780;  m.  14  Sept.,  1800,  Sarah  Moulton  of 
Boxford.  Births  of  eight  children  recorded  in  Rowley. 

78-29.  Enoch4  Harriman  ( John  78-15;  Jonathan  78-4;  Leonard 
78),  bom  5  Oct.,  1736;  married  5  June,  1759,  Martha  Palmer  of  Brad¬ 
ford.  Their  home  was  in  Haverhill,  where  she  died  3  Dec.,  1815.  He 
died  16  Sept.,  1823. 

Children  born  in  Haverhill : 

78-59.  Martha, s  b.  25  Dec.,  1761 ;  m.  24  Nov.,  1784,  Caleb  Webster  of 
Haverhill. 

78-60.  Sarah,  b.  15  May,  1764;  d.  unm. 

78-61.  Peggy,  b.  27  Apr.,  1767;  m.  in  Bradford,  23  Aug.,  1792,  Samuel  Adams 
of  Bradford. 

78-62.  Annie,  b.  13  Aug.,  1771;  m.  James  Everton  of  Derry,  N.  H. 

78-63.  Enoch,  b.  12  Mar.,  1775  ;  m.  (int.  29  Jan.,  1795)  Sarah,  dau.  of 
John  and  Sarah  (Fowler)  Brocklebank  (29-79).  He  d.  10  Apr., 
1844.  She  d.  7  June,  1860.  Thev  had  thirteen  children  born  in 
Bradford. 

78-46.  Jeremiah4  Harriman  (Jeremiah  78-17;  Jonathan  78-4; 
Leonard  78),  born  25  July,  1740;  married  1  Aug.,  1769,  Anna,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Daniel  and  Ednah  (Plummer  149-16)  Poore.  She  was  born 
7  Feb.,  1746-7  and  died  in  Boxford,  6  June,  1791.  He  married  (2) 
(int.  28  Feb.,  1792)  Sarah  Dole.  She  died  in  Boxford,  25  Feb.,  1824, 
aged  71  years.  He  moved  to  Boxford,  about  1790,  and  died  there,  25 
Feb.,  1824. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

78-64.  Lucy, s  b.  25  May,  1770. 

78-65.  Polly,  b.  18  Jan.,  1773. 

78-66.  Betty,  b.  1776;  d.  9  July,  1778. 

78-67.  Jeremiah,  b.  31  Mar.,  1780. 

78-68.  Daniel,  b.  29  Jan.,  1783. 

78-69.  Anna  Poor,  b.  9  Feb.,  1787. 

78-70.  A  daughter,  d.  14  June,  1791  (G.  S.  Boxford). 

78-71.  Betsey,  b.  2  Feb.,  1793. 

HARRIS 

79.  John1  Harris,  “mariner,”  had  a  two-acre  house  lot,  1643; 
freeman,  26  May,  1647.  He  brought  with  him  his  wife,  Bridget 
(Angier?),  who  was  buried  4  Aug.,  1672.  He  married  (2)  24  Oct., 
1677,  Elizabeth,  widow  of  Dea.  Richard  Wells  of  Salisbury  and  daughter 
of  Thomas  Rowlandson  of  Ipswich  and  Lancaster  (Savage).  She  was 
buried  29  Dec.,  1679.  The  probate  of  her  will,  “made  in  her  widow¬ 
hood,”  was  consented  to  by  John  Harris,  28  June,  1680  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate).  He  married  (3)  Alice - .  She  may  have  been  a  daughter  of 

James  Mattock  of  Boston,  and  this  her  fourth  marriage  (Suffolk  Deeds, 
22:  79). 

He  died,  “aged,”  15  Feb.,  1694-5.  His  will,  dated  8  Jan.,  1691-2, 
mentions  wife,  Alice,  and  a  marriage  contract;  sons  Nathaniel,  John, 


138  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

who  had  already  lands  at  Haverhill  “y*  I  purchast  of  Thomas  Aires/’* 
Timothy,  named  executor;  daughter,  Mary  Allen;  and  grandchildren, 
John  and  Eleazer  Harris,  sons  of  Nathaniel  (Essex  Probate).  The 
Rev.  Nathaniel  Rogers  of  Ipswich,  in  his  will  of  3  July,  1655,  men¬ 
tions  “The  children  of  my  cousin  John  Harris  of  Rowley  viz.:  Eliza¬ 
beth,  Nathaniel,  John  and  Mary”  (Essex  Probate).  See  note  under 
Daniel  Harris  (82). 

Children : 

79-1.  Elizabeth^  m.  Moses  Bradstreet  (25-7). 

79-2.  Nathaniel,  m.  Elizabeth  Hazen  (85-1). 

79-3.  John,  b.  8  :  8  mo.  1649;  m.  Esther  Stackhouse. 

79-4.  Thomas,  b.  7  :  8  mo.  1651 ;  d.  soon. 

79-5.  Mary,  m.  William  Allen  (5). 

79-6.  Sarah,  m.  Beriah  Browne  (30-3). 

79-7.  Timothy,  b.  1 :  9  mo.  1657  ;  m.  Phebe  Pearson  (140-11). 

79-2.  Nathaniel2  Harris  ( John  79)  married  5  Apr.,  1670,  Eliza¬ 
beth,  daughter  of  Edward  Hazen  (85).  By  deed,  dated  17  Dec.,  1680, 
his  father  conveyed  to  him  a  farm  in  Rowley  (Essex  Deeds,  4  Ips. :  459). 
He  died  24  Apr.,  1732  (Ch.  R.).  29  June,  1703,  Nathaniel  Harris 

of  York,  formerly  of  Rowley,  conveys  land  in  Rowley  to  John  Todd 
(Essex  Deeds,  58:  88);  perhaps  this  was  Nathaniel  (79-8). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

79  -  8.  Nathaniel, s  b.  6  Jan.,  1670-1. 

79-9.  Bridget,  b.  26  Nov.,  1672;  m.  Joseph  Boynton  (22-8). 

79-10.  Elizabeth,  bp.  1  Aug.,  1675  ;  d.  25  Oct.,  1694;  unm. 

79-11.  John,  b.  12  June,  1677. 

79-12.  Hannah,  b.  10  May,  1679. 

79-13.  Sarah,  b.  9  :  2  mo.  1681. 

79-14.  Jane,  b.  12  Mar.,  1683-4. 

79-15.  Eleazer,  b.  30  Oct.,  1686. 

79-16.  Edward,  b.  25  Jan.,  1688-9. 

79-17.  Elizabeth,  b.  3  Nov.,  1694. 

79-18.  Job,  bp.  29  May,  1698 ;  may  have  been  of  Ipswich,  and  his  wTill 
proved  8  Oct.,  1771  (Essex  Probate,  347:226). 

79-3.  John2  Harris  ( John  79),  born  8:  8  mo.  1649;  married 
Esther  Stackhouse,  probably  daughter  of  Richard  of  Salem  and  Bev¬ 
erly,  f  He  resided  in  Ipswich.  In  deeds  he  is  styled  “locksmith,”  “gun- 

*  This  land  was  bought  of  Thomas  Ayers,  whose  deed  was  dated  7  July,  1663, 
and  the  land  is  described  as  108  acres  in  Haverhill  (Essex  Deeds,  1  Norfolk:  277). 
Son  John  (79-3)  conveyed  this  land  to  Edward  Bishop  of  Salem,  Henry  Lake  of 
Topsfield,  Benjamin  Jones  of  Gloucester,  Timothy  Day  of  Gloucester,  and  Eph¬ 
raim  Wilds  of  Topsfield,  by  deed,  dated  14  Dec.,  1685;  wife  Esther  released  dower 
(Essex  Deeds,  5  Ips.:  117). 

t  Edith,  wife  of  Mordecai  “Crafford”  of  Salem,  was  accused  of  setting  fire  to 
a  house,  10  Sept.,  1666;  among  the  witnesses  Susanna  Stackhouse  “ae  abt  52  and 
Ester  Stackhouse  of  fiftene  yeares  of  age  &  something  more”  deposed,  9:  8  mo. 
1666  (Suffolk  Ct.  Files,  7:114).  This,  taken  in  connection  with  the  following 
extract  from  the  Essex  Ct.  Files  of  17  Mar.,  1704-5,  goes  far  toward  a  settlement 
of  the  doubt  concerning  the  maiden  name  of  Esther  Harris.  “I  Hannah  Harris 
of  Boston,  widow,  eldest  daughter  and  administratrix  of  Richard  Stackhouse  late 
of  Beverly,  deceased,  have  appointed  my  loving  brother  John  Harris  of  Ipswich, 
locksmith,  my  attorney.” 


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smith,”  “marshall,”  and  on  his  gravestone,  “under-sheriff.”  He  died 
15  Sept.,  1714  (G.  S.  Ipswich).  His  will,  dated  16  July,  1714,  men¬ 
tions  wife,  Esther;  son  Thomas  to  have  land  at  Gloucester;  sons  John 
and  Samuel  to  have  land  at  Ipswich,  Gloucester,  Coxhall,  or  elsewhere; 
son  John’s  three  sons  to  have  lot  at  Pigeon  Cove;  daughters  Abigail 
Burnam,  Esther  Chapman,  Mary,  and  Margaret  Harris  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate,  311:221).  An  agreement,  dated  11  Dec.,  1719,  shows  names  of 
sons-in-law  as  given  below  (Essex  Probate,  313:62). 

Children  born  in  Ipswich : 

79-19.  John, 3  b.  27  Mar.,  1673. 

79-20.  Abigail,  b.  2  Mar.,  1675  ;  m.  Job  Burnam  of  Ipswich. 

79-21.  Thomas,  b.  12  June,  1677  ;  m.  (int.  in  Ipswich,  9  Dec.,  1710)  Joanna 
Pulsifer. 

79-22.  Esther,  b.  8  Nov.,  1679;  m.  2  Feb.,  1703-4,  Samuel  Chapman  of 
Ipswich. 

79-23.  Mary,  b.  20  Dec.,  1681;  m.  (int.  in  Ipswich,  7  Aug1.,  1714)  Grindall 
Knight  of  Ipswich. 

79-24.  Margaret,  b.  22  May,  1685;  m.  (int.  in  Ipswich,  16  Aug.,  1718) 
Anthony  Smith  of  Ipswich,  where  she  d.  —  Dec.,  1744. 

79-25.  Samuel,  b.  28  Nov.,  1687. 

79-26.  Daniel,  b.  25  Aug.,  1691. 

79-7.  Dea.  Timothy2  Harris  ( John  79),  born  1:  9  mo.  1657; 
married  24  Aug.,  1682,  Phebe,  daughter  of  John  Pearson  (140).  He 
was  chosen  deacon  of  Eowley  Church,  1  Feb.,  1707-8,  and  died  24  Mar., 
1722-3  (G.  S.).  By  deed,  dated  12  Nov.,  1722,  his  son-in-law,  Nathan¬ 
iel  Hammond  (75-6),  conveyed  to  him  a  farm  in  Ipswich,  near  the 
bounds  of  Rowley,  and  in  1785  set  off  from  Ipswich  to  Rowley  (Essex 
Deeds,  43:60).  His  will,  dated  23  Mar.,  1722-3,  mentions  wife  (un¬ 
named);  son  John  as  residuary  legatee  and  executor;  son-in-law  Na¬ 
thaniel  Hammond;  son  Stephen  to  have  lands  in  Littleton;  grandchild 
Phebe  Harris;  daughters  Sarah,  Phebe,  Bridget,  Dorcas,  Elizabeth  and 
Hannah  (Essex  Probate,  313:612).  His  widow,  Phebe,  died  15  or  16 
Oct.,  1732. 

Children  born  in  Eowley : 

79-27.  Joseph, s  b.  22  May,  1686.  He  was  given  his  share  of  his  father’s 
estate,  signed  acquittance,  4  Apr.,  1718,  and  d.  before  his  father. 
Witnesses  testified  in  court,  24  Sept.,  1723,  that  they  saw  him 
sign  the  said  deed,  and  that  he  is  now  dead  (Essex  Probate, 
315:53).  Probably  left  a  daughter,  Phebe,  mentioned  as  grand¬ 
child  in  Dea.  Timotlry’s  will,  above. 

79-28.  Sarah,  b.  25  Sept.,  1688;  m.  Jonathan  Cressey  (47-4). 

79-29.  Phebe,  b.  7  Dec.,  1690;  m.  Dea.  Edward  Payson  (138-7). 

79-30.  Bridget,  b.  17  Dec.,  1692;  m.  Nathaniel  Hammond  (75-6). 

79-31.  Dorcas,  b.  19  June,  1694;  m.  Jacob  Kilbourne  (106-22). 

79-32.  John,  b.  11  Oct.,  1695;  m.  Mary  Waite. 

79-33.  Mary,  b.  9  Mar.,  1697-8;  m.  Thomas  Burpee  (32-10). 

79-34.  Stephen,  b.  10  June,  1700;  was  of  Littleton,  10  Jan.,  1723-4  (Essex 
Probate).  Had  children  born  in  Littleton. 

79-35.  Elizabeth,  b.  28  Dec.,  1701. 

79-36.  Hannah,  b.  7  Nov.,  1704. 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

79-32,  John3  Harris  (Dea.  Timothy  79-7;  John  79),  born  11  Oct., 
1695:  married  in  Ipswich,  11  June,  1728,  Mary  Waite  of  Ipswich.  She 
died  9  Sept.,  1749  (Ch.  R.).  He  married  (2)  7  Aug.,  1752,  Elizabeth, 
daughter  of  John  and  Abigail  Hodgkins.  He  died  18  July,  1774.  His 
will,  dated  13  Dec.,  1771,  mentions  himself  as  “of  Ipswich”;  wife, 
Elizabeth,  and  the  goods  she  brought  with  her  at  marriage;  son  John 
to  have  one-half  the  farm  and  mills*  standing  thereon,  except  dwell¬ 
ing  house,  barn,  and  land  under  same;  son  Timothy  to  have  the  other 
half  of  farm  and  mills  together  with  all  the  dwelling  house,  barn  and 
land  under  same;  children  of  daughter  Hannah  Stacy,  deceased,  viz. 
Hannah,  Mary,  Ruth,  Abigail  and  Joseph  ;  children  of  daughter  Phebe 
Dole,  deceased  (unnamed)  ;  sons  John  and  Timothy  executors  (Essex 
Probate,  350:  438-41 A  His  home  in  Ipswich  was  set  off  from  Ipswich 
to  Rowley,  1785.  His  associations  were  with  Rowley  and  he  was  a 
member  of  Rowley  Church.  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  died  1794. 

Children  born  in  Ipswich : 

79-37.  Mary, 4  bp.  16  Mar.,  1728-9  ;  d.  2  Sept.,  1747. 

79-38.  John,  b.  7  Oct.,  1730  ;  m.  Eunice  Thurston. 

79-39.  Hannah,  b.  1  Jan.,  1732-3 ;  m.  13  Mar.,  1755,  John  Stacey,  of 
Gloucester. 

79-40.  Phebe,  b.  16  Apr.,  1735;  m.  6  June,  1754,  Nathan  Dole  of  Newbury. 
79-41.  Timothy,  b.  23  Aug*.,  1737;  m.  Eunice  Jewett  (101-98). 

79-42.  An  infant,  d.  21  Feb.,  1741-2. 

79-38.  John4  Harris  ( John  79-32;  Dea.  Timothy  79-7;  John  79), 
born  in  Ipswich,  7  Oct.,  1730  ;  married  31  July,  1766,  Eunice,  daughter 
of  Richard  and  Mehitable  (Jewett  100-67)  Thurston,  then  of  Rowley, 
where  she  wras  born  4  Oct.,  1736,  and  died  21  Sept.,  1775  (G-.  S.). 
He  died  20  Sept.,  1808  (G.  S.).  His  home  in  Rowley  was  on  the  east 
side  of  Hammond  Street,  now  (1932)  known  as  the  Dea.  Joshua  Jewett 
House. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

79-43.  Mary, s  b.  22  June,  1767  ;  “made  her  exit  from  this  mutable  world 
Novr.  11th  1795”;  unm.  (G.  S.). 

79-44.  Phebe,  b.  23  Dec.,  1769  ;  m.  Dea.  Joshua  Jewett  (101-133). 

79-41.  Timothy4  Harris  ( John  79-32;  Dea.  Timothy  79-7;  John 
79),  born  in  Ipswich,  23  Aug.,  1737;  married  7  May,  1765,  Eunice, 
daughter  of  Jeremiah  Jewett  (101-47).  He  died  11  Mar.,  1818  (G. 
S.).  She  died  27  Aug.,  1829.  His  homestead  was  in  Ipswich  until 
1785,  when  it  was  set  off  to  Rowley. 

Children  born  in  Ipswich,  also  recorded  in  Rowley : 

79-45.  Jeremiah, s  b.  20  May,  1766.  His  home  was  in  Rumney,  N.  H.,  where 
he  raised  a  large  family. 

79-46.  Timothy,  b.  18  Apr.,  1768;  d.  20  Jan.,  1849;  unm. 

*  The  mills  were  grist  mills,  built  by  John  Harris  (79-32)  in  1760,  and  were 
operated  by  the  Harris  family  until  1850.  They  were  situated  on  the  North  or 
Egypt  River  and  the  road  thereto  was  a  continuation  of  Hammond  Street.  Gage 
refers  to  this  stream  as  the  Warehouse  River  and  below  the  junction  of  Egypt 
and  Muddy  Rivers  it  is  commonly  known  as  Rowley  River. 


HARRIS  HOUSE,  HAMMOND  STREET 

Built  in  1747  by  John  Harris  (79-32),  on  land  granted  to  John  Cross  by  the  town  of  Ipswich  in  1635 
and  set  off  to  Rowley  in  1785.  House  taken  down  in  1903. 


HARRIS  HOUSE,  HAMMOND  STREET 
Built  about  1765  by  John  Harris  (79-38). 

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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

79-47.  Mary,  b.  6  Apr.,  1770  ;  m.  14  June,  1798,  Benjamin  Smith  of  Rowley. 

79-48.  John,  b.  25  Apr.,  1772  ;  m.  3  Jan.,  1803,  Ruthy  Pickard  (145-125). 

They  had  children:  Mary,s  b.  24  Jan.,  1804;  and  John,  b.  8  Sept., 
1805  ;  both  d.  without  issue.  He  d.  7  Oct.,  1805  (G.  S.).  His  widow, 
Ruth,  m.  (2)  David  Payson  (138-71). 

79-49.  Nathaniel,  b.  23  Feb.,  1774;  m.  9  Apr.,  1826,  Widow  Elizabeth 
Elwell ;  d.  12  Oct.,  1842,  without  issue.  She  d.  15  July,  1843. 

79-50.  Stephen,  b.  12  June,  1776  ;  d.  10  Sept.,  1838  ;  unm.  (G.  S.). 

79-51.  Daniel,  b.  15  Nov.,  1778  ;  d.  “of  small  pox,”  13  Mar.,  1846;  unm. 
(G.  S.). 

79- 52.  A  child,  d.  —  Aug.,  1782. 

HARRIS 

80.  Thomas1  Harris  had  a  two-acre  house  lot,  1643.  This  house 
lot  is  now  (1932)  occupied  by  George  A.  Goodwin.  He  sold  all  his 
estate  in  Rowley,  1644,  to  Richard  Holmes  (90)  and  Richard  Bailey 
(11).  He  married  in  Ipswich,  15  NTov.,  1647,  Martha,  daughter  of 
John  Lake  of  Ipswich.  Thomas  Harris  of  Ipswich,  “seaman,”  and 
Martha,  his  wife,  by  deed  acknowledged  22 :  12  mo.  1654,  confirm  the 
sale  of  1644  to  Holmes  and  Bailey  of  all  estate  in  Rowley  (Essex  Deeds, 
1  Ips. :  152).  He  died  in  Ipswich,  2  Aug.,  1687.  His  will  was  dated 
16  July,  1687  (Essex  Probate).  His  descendants  now  (1932)  reside 
in  Ipswich.  See  note  under  Daniel  Harris  (82). 

Children  born  in  Ipswich : 

80- 1.  Thomas, 2  b.  8  Aug.,  1648  ;  prob.  d.  “beyond  the  see,”  as  shown  by  his 

father’s  will,  1687. 

80-2.  Martha,  b.  8  Jan.,  1650-1. 

80-3.  John,  b.  7  Jan.,  1652-3  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  8  Jan.,  1685-6  ,  Grace,  dau. 

of  William  and  Grace  Searle  of  Ipswich.  He  is  the  Sergt.  John 
Harris  who  d.  in  Ipswich,  21  Nov.,  1732.  She  d.  there  10  June,  1742. 
See  Samuel  Searle  (170),  note. 

80-4.  Elizabeth,  b.  8  Feb.,  1655. 

80-5.  Margaret,  b.  6  Aug.,  1657. 

80-6.  Mary,  b.  31  Jan.,  1659-60. 

80-7.  William,  b.  12  Dec.,  1661;  d.  31  Dec.,  1661. 

80-8.  William,  b.  12  Dec.,  1664.  )  Mentioned  in  their  father’s  will  as 
80-9.  Ebenezer.  j  “my  younger  sonns.” 


HARRIS 

81.  William1  Harris  had  a  two-acre  house  lot,  1643.  He  brought 
with  him  his  wife,  Edee,  or  Edith.  He  was  brother  of  Daniel  (82)  ; 
he  moved  to  Charlestown  before  1652  (Boston  R.  Doc.  39-1878,  p.  127), 
thence  to  Middletown,  Conn.  Dismissed  from  Rowley  Church  to  Mid¬ 
dletown,  18  May,  1669. 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

81-1.  Mary, 2  b.  1 :  5  mo.  1645;  m.  in  Middletown,  Conn.,  18  Apr.,  1664, 
John  Ward  of  Middletown.  It  is  said  he  was  admitted  to  the  First 
Ch.  in  Middletown,  14  Nov.,  1669,  by  letter  from  the  ch.  in  Rowley. 


142  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

HARRIS 

82.  Daniel1  Harris,*  “wheelwright,”  was  not  of  the  first  com¬ 
pany,  but  an  early  settler.  He  brought  with  him  his  wife,  Mary, 
daughter  of  Joseph  Weld  of  Roxbury.  He  sold  his  property  in  Rowley, 
1652,  and  moved  to  Middletown,  Conn.;  dismissed  from  Rowley  Church 
to  Middletown,  18  May,  1669,  He  was  brother  of  William  (81). 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

82-1.  Mary, 2  b.  2  :  2  mo.  1651. 


HASELTINE 

83.  Robert1  Haseltine,  brother  of  John  (84),  was  from  Bidcle- 
ford,  County  of  Devon,  England;  freeman,  13  May,  1640;  had  a  two- 

acre  house  lot,  1643.  He  married,  23:  10  mo.  1639,  Anna  -  (the 

first  couple  married  in  Rowley).  She  died  in  Bradford,  26  July,  1684. 
He  moved,  in  1649,  to  that  part  of  Rowley  then  called  “Merrimack,” 
later  Bradford,  and  was  one  of  the  first  three  settlers  there,  f  He  died 
in  Bradford,  27  Aug.,  1674.  His  will,  dated  25  Oct.,  1673,  mentions 
wife,  Anna;  sons  David,  Abraham,  Robert  and  G-ershom;  daughters 
Anna,  Deliverance  and  Mercy;  and  grandchild  Anna  Kimball,  daughter 
of  Caleb  Kimball  (Essex  Probate ). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

83-1.  Anna, 2  b.  1 :  2  mo.  1640  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  7  Nov.,  1660,  Caleb  Kimball 
of  Ipswich. 

83-2.  Mercy,  b.  16:  8  mo.  1642;  m.  Benjamin  Kimball  (107). 

83-3.  David,  b.  about  1644;  m.  Mary  Jewett  (100-3). 

83  -  4.  Mary,  b.  14  :  12  mo.  1646  ;  d.  in  infancy. 

83-5.  Abraham,  b.  23:  3  mo.  1648;  m.  Elizabeth  Longhorne  (120-2). 

83  -  6.  Deliverance,  b.  25 :  1  mo.  1651 ;  bur.  14 :  5  mo.  1654. 

83  -  7.  Elizabeth,  b.  15  Jan.,  1652-3  ;  bur.  18  :  5  mo.  1654. 

83  -  8.  Deliverance,  b.  about  1654 ;  mentioned  in  her  father’s  will ;  m.  in 
Andover,  12  Dec.,  1672,  Nathaniel  Dane  of  Andover;  had  a  larg'e 
family  of  children,  and  d.  there  15  June,  1735,  aged  81  years. 

83-9.  Robert,  b.  7:  9  mo.  1657;  m.  Elizabeth  Jewett  (100-4). 

83-10.  Gersiiom,  b.  “the  last  of  January,”  1661-62;  m.  Abiah  Dalton. 

83-3.  Capt.  David2  Haseltine  ( Robert  83),  born  about  1644; 
married  in  Merrimac  Village,  now  Bradford,  26 :  9  mo.  1668,  Mary, 

*  John  (79),  Thomas  (80),  William  (81),  and  Daniel  (82),  are  mentioned  by 
Wyman  as  sons  of  Thomas  Harris  of  Charlestown.  Some  of  them  are  mentioned 
in  the  will  of  their  brother  Anthony  Harris,  1652  (Middlesex  Probate).  Dea. 
William  Stitson  (Stilson,  Stetson)  of  Charlestown,  in  his  will,  dated  12  Apr.,  1688, 
proved  21  Nov.,  1692,  mentions  John,  Thomas,  William  and  Daniel  Harris  and 
Anna,  wife  of  Elias  Maverick  as  children  of  his  first  wife,  Elizabeth  Harris  (Mid¬ 
dlesex  Probate).  Elizabeth,  the  wife  of  Dea.  William  Stitson,  died  in  Charles¬ 
town,  16  Feb.,  1670  (Savage).  We  leave  to  the  family  genealogist  the  determi¬ 
nation  of  the  kinship  by  blood  or  marriage  of  any  or  all  the  above  named  Harris 
family  or  their  relation  to  Thomas  Williams  or  Richard  Hills,  both  of  Charlestown, 
or  Richard  Stackhouse  of  Salem  and  Beverly,  whose  estate  was  administered, 
1704,  by  his  eldest  daughter,  Hannah  Harris  of  Boston. 

t  See  contract  between  Robert  Haseltine,  William  Wild,  John  Haseltine  and 
the  town  of  Rowley  (Rowley  printed  R.,  1:  80). 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

daughter  of  Dea.  Maximilian  Jewett  (100).  His  home  was  in  Brad¬ 
ford,  where  he  was  town  clerk  for  many  years.  He  was  Captain  of 
the  Military  Company  and  was  in  service  with  his  company  under  Col. 
Peirce,  10  Apr.,  1704  (Province  Laws,  Vol.  8:  530).  David  Hasel- 
tine’s  wife  (unnamed)  was  dismissed,  14  Mar.,  1675,  from  the  Rowley 
Church  to  tjie  church  in  Haverhill.  He  died  31  Aug.,  1717. 

Children  born  in  Bradford : 

83-11.  Mary, 3  b.  11  Dec.,  1671;  m.  Solomon  Wood  (220-9). 

83-12.  Sarah,  b.  11  Mar.,  1673-4;  m.  John  Gage  (68-8)  (P.  R.). 

83-13.  Anne,  b.  4  Aug.,  1677  ;  m.  William  Stickney  (189-15). 

83-14.  Rebecca,  b.  15  Feb.,  1679 ;  m.  in  Bradford,  8  Jan.,  1700-1,  Nathaniel 
Walker  of  Bradford. 

83-15.  Abigail,  b.  13  Nov.,  1682  ;  m.  in  Bradford,  1709,  Jeremiah  Hunt; 
d.  in  Billerica,  19  Mar.,  1721-2. 

83-16.  Dorcas,  b.  1  May,  1686  ;  d.  20  May,  1689. 

83-17.  David,  b.  20  Jan.,  1688-9;  d.  24  Apr.,  1690. 

83-5.  Abraham2  Haseltine  (Robert  83),  born  23:  3  mo.  1648; 
married  7  Oct.,  1669,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Richard  Longhorne  (120). 
She  died  in  Bradford,  29  Mar.,  1704.  He  was  town  clerk  of  Bradford 
for  many  years  and  died  there  28  Apr.,  1711. 

Children  born  in  Rowle3r : 

83-18.  Mary, 3  b.  30  Apr.,  1672;  m.  Samuel  Stickney  (189-12). 

83-19.  Robert,  b.  16  Aug.,  1674;  m.  in  Bradford,  10  June,  1702,  Sarah 
Spofford  (184-20).  She  d.  22  Jan.,  1755  (G.  S.  Bradford).  He  d. 
5  June,  1760  (G.  S.  Bradford). 

Born  in  Bradford : 

83-20.  Elizabeth,  b.  29  Apr.,  1677  ;  m.  16  Feb.,  1694-5,  Thomas  Carleton  of 
Bradford. 

83-21.  Richard,  b.  13  Nov.,  1679  ;  m.  in  Bradford,  14  Jan.,  1702-3,  Abigail 
Chadwick.  She  d.  24  July,  1743,  in  her  60th  year  (G.  S.  Bradford). 
He  m.  (2)  in  Bradford,  13  Aug.,  1752,  Sarah  Barron.  She  d. 

—  Feb.,  1754,  in  her  66th  year  (G.  S.  Bradford).  He  d.  8  Mar., 

1755  (G.  S.  Bradford). 

83-22.  Bethiah,  b.  16  May,  1682  ;  m.  Thomas  Spofford  (184-19). 

83-23.  Abraham,  b.  6  Nov.,  1684  ;  m.  in  Bradford,  25  Jan.,  1722,  Rachel 

(Atwood  Fry,  widow  of  James  Fry  and  dau.  of  Philip  and  Sarah 
(Tenney)  Atwood  of  Bradford.  He  d.  in  Bradford,  28  Nov.,  1733. 
His  widow,  Rachel,  m.  (3)  in  Bradford,  24  Mar.,  1735-6,  Capt. 
Christopher  Bartlett.  She  d.  in  Bradford,  his  widow,  25  Sept., 
1774  (22  Sept.,  in  her  83rd  year,  G.  S.  Bradford). 

83-24.  Mehitable,  b.  20  Mar.,  1687-8  ;  m.  John  Chadwick  of  Bradford. 

83-25.  Jonathan,  b.  12  Apr.,  1694;  m.  in  Haverhill,  10  Nov.,  1715,  Ruth 
Dow;  residence,  Haverhill,  where  he  d.  26  Feb.,  1753. 

83-9.  Robert2  Haseltine  (Robert  83),  born  7:  9  mo.  1657;  mar¬ 
ried  in  Bradford,  21  July,  1680,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Dea.  Maximilian 
Jewett  (100).  She  died  22  Nov.,  1708.  He  married  (2)  *Hannah 

- .  She  died  13  Mar.,  1728-9  (G.  S.  Bradford).  His  home  was 

in  Bradford,  where  he  died  8  Mar.,  1728-9  (G.  S.  Bradford).  His 

*  Robert  Haseltine  married,  31  Mar.,  1709,  Mary  Frether  (Bradford  R.). 


144  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

will,  dated  27  Feb.,  1728-9,  mentions  wife  Hannah  and  a  marriage 
contract;  children  Maximilian,  Dawson,  Hannah  and  Elizabeth  (Essex 
Probate,'  316:  351). 

Children  born  in  Bradford : 

83-26.  Hannah, 3  b.  14  May,  1681;  m.  in  Bradford,  7  Aug.,  1700,  Thomas 
Green  of  Bradford ;  d.  4  July,  1729. 

83-27.  Elizabeth,  b.  28  Oct.,  1683  ;  m.  Ichabod  Boynton  (22-18). 

83-28.  Maximilian,  b.  10  Apr.,  1687;  m.  Martha  - ;  m.  (2)  Elizabeth 

- ;  d.  in  Bradford,  12  Jan.,  1750-1. 

83-29.  Dawson,  b.  17  Feb.,  1688-9  ;  m.  in  Bradford,  3  Dec.,  1730,  Mehitable 
Middleton  of  Bradford;  d.  in  Bradford,  8  July,  1734,  without  issue. 

83- 10.  Gershom2  Haseltine  (Robert  83),  born  31  Jan.,  1661-2 
(28  Dec.,  1661,  Ct.  R.)  ;  married  23  June,  1690,  Abiah  Dalton.  His 
home  was  in  Bradford,  where  he  died  16  Oct.,  1711.  His  inventory 
mentions  “wages  due  for  Canada  Voyage.”  His  widow,  Abiah,  mar¬ 
ried  (2)  in  Bradford,  12  Apr.,  1715,  Andrew  Mitchell. 

Child  born  in  Bradford  : 

83- 30.  Gebshom,3  b.  29  Oct.,  1691 ;  may  have  m.  in  Bradford,  23  Apr.,  1744, 

Deborah  Howard  of  Haverhill.  She  d.  in  Bradford,  25  Oct.,  1768, 
in  her  63rd  year.  He  was  under  guardianship  as  non  com.  after 
1734.  He  d.  in  Bradford,  25  Mar.,  1768  (G.  S.  Bradford). 

HASELTINE 

84.  John1  Haseltine,  brother  of  Robert  (83),  was  probably 
younger,  as  his  name  follows  that  of  Robert  in  deeds  to  and  from  them ; 
freeman  13  May,  1640;  had  a  two-acre  house  lot,  1643,  -which  he  sold 
30:  2  mo.  1656,  to  Thomas  Crosby  (49)  (Essex  Deeds,  2  Ips. :  230). 
He  moved  in  1649  to  “Merrimack,”  afterward  Bradford,  thence,  about 
1660,  to  Haverhill,  where  he  died  23  Dec.,  1690,  aged  about  70  years. 
His  wife  was  Jane  or  Joan  who  died,  “aged,”  17  July,  1698.  She  was 
Joan  Anter,  servant  to  Mr.  Holman  of  Biddeford,  County  of  Devon, 
and  member  of  the  Boston  Church,  1643  (Savage).  His  will,  dated 
17  Aug.,  1689,  mentions  wife,  Jane,  and  children  as  given  below  (Essex 
Probate,  304:327).  See  note  under  Robert  Haseltine  (83). 

Children  born  in  Rowlev : 

ts 

84- 1.  Samuel,2  b.  20:  12  mo.  1645;  m.  Deborah  Cooper  (45-3). 

84-2.  Mary,  b.  9  :  10  mo.  1648  ;  m.  Nathan  Webster,  son  of  John  Webster 
of  Ipswich;  they  lived  in  Bradford  (Essex  Deeds,  5  Ips.:  398). 

84-3.  John,  b.  about  1650;  m.  Mary  Nelson  (130-7). 

84-4.  Nathaniel,  b.  20  :  7  mo.  1656;  m.  Deliverance  Bobie. 

j 

84- 1.  Lieut.  Samuel2  Haseltine  ( John  84),  born  20:  12  mo. 
1645;  married  in  Haverhill,  28  Dec.,  1670,  Deborah,  daughter  of  Peter 
Cooper  (45).  His  home  was  in  Bradford,  where  he  died  19  Aug.,  1717. 

Children  born  in  Bradford  : 

84-5.  Deborah,3  b.  17  July,  1672;  m.  James  Wallingford  (207-6). 

84-6.  Elizabeth,  b.  22  Mar.,  1673-4;  m.  John  Hutchins  (96-6). 


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84-7.  Samuel,  b.  30  May,  1676;  m.  in  Newbury,  10  June,  1701,  Emma  Kent 
of  Newbury. 

t. 

84-8.  John,  b.  24  May,  1678;  m.  in  Bradford,  21  Aug.,  1701,  Abigail  Ross. 

Children  born  in  Rowley:  Daniel,*  b.  5  Aug.,  1708  :  Mehitable, 
b.  14  Feb.,  1710-11. 

84-9.  Nathaniel,  twin,  b.  18  May,  1680;  d.  in  Bradford,  17  Aug.,  1680. 
84-10.  Hepzibah,  twin,  b.  18  May,  1680;  unm.  and  of  Bradford,  1727. 

84-11.  Nathaniel,  b.  24  June,  1683  ;  m.  24  June,  1713,  Joanna  Weed;  m.  (2) 
Sarah  - ;  moved  to  Harvard,  Mass. 

84-3.  John2  Haseltine  (John  84),  born  about  1650;  married  in 
Ipswich,  17  July,  1682,  Mary,  daughter  of  Philip  Nelson  (130-1).  He 
lived  in  Haverhill,  where  he  was  a  shipbuilder;  deacon  of  the  church, 
and  died  5  Apr.,  1733.  His  will,  dated  16  June,  1732,  mentions 
himself  as  of  Haverhill,  and  a  carpenter;  his  wife,  Mary;  sons  John, 
Philip,  Joseph,  and  Benjamin;  daughter  Mary  Emerson  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate,  321 :  19). 

Children  born  in  Haverhill : 

84-12.  John, s  b.  4  Aug.,  1683  ;  living,  1732. 

84-13.  Philip,  b.  13  Mar.,  1684-5;  m.  9  Jan.,  1717-18,  Judith  Webster; 
residence,  Haverhill,  where  he  d.  6  Mar.,  1739. 

84-14.  Sarah,  b.  28  Apr.,  1688;  d.  20  June,  1688. 

84-15.  Mary,  b.  19  Nov.,  1689  ;  m.  in  Haverhill,  9  Dec.,  1718,  Joseph  Emer¬ 
son,  Jr.,  of  Haverhill ;  d.  27  Oct.,  1760. 

84-16.  Joseph,  b.  1  Oct.,  1691;  m.  in  Haverhill,  28  Nov.,  1717,  Judith  Eaton; 

residence,  Haverhill,  where  he  d.  25  Apr.,  1765,  and  she  d.,  his 
widow,  29  Sept.,  1782,  aged  92  years. 

84-17.  Benjamin,  b.  20  Apr.,  1695  ;  d.  31  Aug.,  1695. 

84-18.  Elizabeth,  b.  24  Oct.,  1696;  d.  in  Haverhill,  5  Mar.,  1731-2;  unm. 

84-19.  Benjamin,  b.  22  Jan.,  1704-5  ;  m.  in  Haverhill,  5  Aug.,  1740,  Mercy 

Lufkin;  residence,  Haverhill,  where  he  d.  about  Sept.,  1760. 

84-4.  Nathaniel2  Haseltine  (John  84),  born  20:  7  mo.  1656; 
married  in  Haverhill,  28  Dec.,  1680,  Deliverance  Robie  of  Hampton, 
N.  H.  She  died  20  Dec.,  1686.  He  married  (2)  in  Haverhill,  20  July, 
1688,  Widow  Ruth  (Plumer)  Jaques.  He  was  a  soldier  in  King  Philip’s 
War.  His  home  was  in  Haverhill,  where  he  died  14  Jan.,  1723-4.  His 
will,  dated  14  Jan.,  1723-4,  mentions  children  Henry,  Nathaniel,  Sam¬ 
uel,  Jonathan,  Deborah  Merrill,  Ruth,  Sarah  and  Mary  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate,  315 :  53). 

Children  born  in  Haverhill : 

84-20.  Henry, 3  b.  15  Oct.,  1681 ;  prob.  m.  in  Haverhill,  6  June,  1737,  Widow 
Hannah  Roberds. 

84-21.  Nathaniel,  b.  15  Apr.,  1683  ;  m.  before  1712,  Abigail,  dau.  of  Samuel 
Tenney  (195-8)  ;  residence,  Haverhill. 

84-22.  Deborah,  b.  20  Feb.,  1684;  m.  (int.  in  Newbury,  7  Aug.,  1708)  John 
Merrill  of  Newbury.  She  d.  in  Newbury,  21  Jan.,  1727-8. 

84-23.  Samuel,  b.  3  Mar.,  1689-90;  m.  before  1716,  Mary  Johnson,  dau.  of 
John,  Jr.,  and  Lydia  (Clement)  Johnson  of  Haverhill,  who  was 
b.  6  Jan.,  1693-4  (Essex  Antiquarian,  3:80). 


146  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

84-24.  Jonathan,  b.  3  May,  1692;  m.  in  Haverhill,  19  Nov.,  1718,  Mqjy 
Simons.  She  d.  in  Haverhill,  27  Feb.,  1746-7.  He  m.  (2)  in 
Haverhill,  12  May,  1747,  Elizabeth  Webster.  Adm.  granted,  12  May, 
1750. 

84-25.  lvUTH,  b.  4  Mar.,  1694-5 ;  in.  26  Dec.,  1717,  William  Ilsley  of  New¬ 
bury ;  d.  in  Newbury,  13  Sept.,  1759.  He  d.  in  Newbury,  14  Jan., 
1746,  aged  55  years. 

84- 26.  Sarah,  b.  15  Jan.,  1697-8  ;  m.  25  Sept.,  1717,  Peter  Merrill  of  New¬ 

bury  ;  residence,  Newbury,  Haverhill  and  Methuen. 

£4-27.  Mary,  mentioned  in  father’s  will,  1723-4 ;  m.  24  Jan.,  1721-2,  Peter 
Merrill  of  Haverhill ;  residence,  Haverhill. 

HAZEN 

85.  Edward1  Hazen  was  in  Rowley  with  his  wife,  Elizabeth,  1649. 
She  was  buried  18  Sept.,  1649.  He  married  (2)  —  1  mo.  1650, 
Hannah,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Jane  Grant  (11).  His  home*  was 
on  the  west  side  of  Central  Street,  now  (1932)  owned  by  heirs  of  Calvin 
R.  Titcomb.  He  was  buried  22  July,  1683.  Administration  granted, 
25  Sept.,  1683,  to  his  widow,  Hannah,  and  son  Edward.  His  widow, 
Hannah,  married  (2)  in  Haverhill,  17  Mar.,  1683-4,  Lieut.  George 
Browne  of  Haverhill,  who  adopted  her  youngest  son,  Richard  Hazen 
(85-9).  She  died  in  Haverhill  —  Feb.,  1715-6. 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

85- 1.  Elizabeth^  b.  8  Mar.,  1650-1;  m.  Nathaniel  Harris  (79-2). 

85-2.  Hannah,  b.  —  7  mo.  1653;  m.  William  Gibson;  d.  before  1683. 

85-3.  John,  b.  22 :  7  mo.  1655  ;  d.  before  1683,  without  issue. 

85  -  4.  Thomas,  b.  29  :  11  mo.  1657  ;  m.  Mary  Howlet. 

85-5.  Edward,  b.  10  Sept.,  1660;  m.  Jane  Pickard  (145-7)  . 

85-6.  Isabel,  b.  21:  5  mo.  1662;  m.  John  Wood  (220-2). 

85-7.  Priscilla,  b.  25  Nov.,  1664;  m.  Jeremiah  Pearson  (140-7). 

85  -  8.  Ednah,  b.  20  June,  1667  ;  m.  in  Topsfield,  2  Aug.,  1686,  Timothy 
Perkins  of  Topsfield  (Ct.  K.). 

85-9.  Eichard,  b.  6  Aug.,  1669  ;  lived  in  Haverhill,  where  his  eleven  chil¬ 
dren  were  born;  d.  there  25  Sept.,  1733. 

85-10.  Hepsibah,  b.  22  Dec.,  1671;  d.  29  Nov.,  1689  ;  unm. 

85-11.  Sarah,  b.  22  Aug.,  1673  ;  m.  Daniel  Wicom  (217-6). 

85-4.  Thomas2  Hazen  ( Edivard  85),  born  29:  11  mo.  1657;  mar¬ 
ried  1  Jan.,  1683-4,  Mary,  daughter  of  Thomas  Howlet,  Jr.,  of  Tops¬ 
field.  He  moved  to  Boxford  and,  in  1712,  to  Norwich,  Conn.,  where 

his  wife  died  24  Oct.,  1724,  and  he  died  12  Apr.,  1735. 

Child  born  in  Eowlev : 

85-12.  Hannah, 3  b.  10  Oct.,  1684;  m.  in  Boxford,  13  Feb.,  170 —  (before 
Dec.,  1706)  John  Simonds  of  Boxford. 

Children  born  in  Boxford : 

85-13.  Alice,  b.  10  June,  1686;  m.  20  Dec.,  1710,  Jeremiah  Perley  of 
Boxford. 

*  Edward  Hazen  (85)  purchased  the  lot  granted,  about  1645,  to  John  Smith  (182); 
this  was  his  home  during’  the  remainder  of  his  life. 


HAZEN 


HOUSE,  EAST  MAIN  STREET,  GEORGETOWN 
Built  in  1711  by  Edward  Hazen  (85-5). 


HOBSON  HOUSE,  WETHERSFIELD  STREET 

Built  in  1787  by  Humphrey  Hobson  (89-31),  on  lot  registered  in  1643  to  Elder  Humphrey  Reyner  (156) 


147 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

85-14.  John,  b.  23  Mar.,  1687-8 ;  m.  about  1710,  Mercy  Braclstreet.  He 
was  “of  Norwich,  Conn.”  before  26  Nov.  1711  (Norwich  Deeds). 

85-15.  Thomas,  b.  7  Feb.,  1689-90.  His  home  was  in  Norwich,  Conn., 
where  he  d.  1776  or  7. 

85-16.  Jacob,  b.  5  Dec.,  1691;  d.  in  Norwich,  22  Dec.,  1755. 

85-17.  Mary,  twin,  b.  1  Sept.,  1694;  m.  in  Boxford,  4  July,  1711,  Increase 
Moseley. 

85-18.  Lydia,  twin,  b.  1  Sept.,  1694 ;  m.  17  Mar.,  1713-4,  Benjamin  Abell 
of  Norwich,  Conn. 

85-19.  Hepsibah,  b.  22  Mar.,  1696-7. 

85-20.  Buth,  b.  3  Oct.,  1699 ;  d.  in  Norwich,  18  Feb.,  1739-40. 

85-21.  Jeremiah,  b.  4  Jan.,  1701-2. 

85-22.  Ednah,  b.  25  Dec.,  1704;  m.  in  Norwich,  21  Oct.,  1724,  Joshua  Smith 
of  Norwich. 

85-5.  Edward2  Hazen  ( Edward  85),  born  10  Sept.,  1660;  married. 
6  Nov.,  1684,  Jane,  daughter  of  John  Pickard  (145).  They  were  dis¬ 
missed,  15  Jan.,  1713,  from  Rowley  Church  to  the  church  in  Boxford. 
His  will,  dated  27  May,  1738,  proved  26  Dec.,  1748,  mentions  himself 
as  of  Boxford;  wife,  Jane;  sons  John,  Benjamin,  Samuel  and  Israel; 

daughters  -  Jewett,  Hannah  Greenleaf,  and  Hepsibah;  son-in-law 

Nathaniel  Perkins  to  be  executor  (Essex  Probate,  328:285). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

85-23.  Jane,3  b.  11  Oct.,  1685  ;  m.  Joseph  Jewett  (101-25). 

85-24.  Edward,  b.  17  July,  1688;  m.  Sarah  Perley;  d.  in  Newbury,  19  Apr., 
1723,  without  issue.  His  widow,  Sarah,  m.  (2)  30  Dec.,  1723, 
Samuel  Hale  of  Bradford. 

85-25.  John,  bp.  24  Jan.,  1691-2;  m.  Sarah  Nelson  (130-28). 

85-26.  Benjamin,  twin,  b.  17  Feb.,  1694-5  ;  moved  to  Groton ;  m.  there  and 
had  ten  children. 

85-27.  Hepsibah,  twin,  b.  17  Feb.,  1694-5 ;  m.  in  Boxford,  15  Nov.,  1716, 
Nathaniel  Perkins. 

85-28.  Samuel,  b.  20  July,  1698  ;  m.  Sarah  Harriman  (78-14). 

85-29.  Israel,  b.  20  July,  1701;  m.  Hannah  Chaplin  (37-12). 

85-30.  Hannah,  bp.  14  Jan.,  1704-5  ;  m.  in  Newbury,  13  July,  1727,  Joshua 
Morss  of  Newbury,  and  (2)  in  Boxford,  19  July,  1730,  Samuel 
Greenleaf  of  Newbury. 

85-25.  John3  Hazen  ( Edward  85-5;  Edward  85),  baptized  24  Jan., 
1691-2;  married  9  May,  1715,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Philip  Nelson  (130-6). 
At  the  time  of  marriage  he  is  called  “of  Boxford,”  but  was  soon  of 
Rowley,  where  he  died  19  Nov.,  1756,  aged  65  years.  His  widow, 
Sarah,  died  26  May,  1773. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

85-31.  Jeremiah, 4  b.  29  Feb.,  1715-6;  m.  Sarah  Adams. 

85-32.  Sarah,  b.  17  Mar.,  1718-9;  d.  9  Feb.,  1778  ;  unm. 

85-33.  Jane,  b.  17  June,  1723. 


85-28.  Samuel3  IIazen  ( Edward  85-5;  Edward  85),  born  20  July, 
1698;  married  1  Oct.,  1723,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Jonathan  Harriman 


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(78-4).  They  moved  to  Groton,  1738,  and  thence  to  Shirley,  where 
he  died  20  Sept.,  1790,  and  she  died  1  Aug.,  1794. 

Children,  first  six  born  in  Rowley : 

85-34.  Edward,4  b.  26  May,  1724 ;  d.  10  Jan.,  1736-7. 

85-35.  Samuel,  b.  31  Jan.,  1726-7  ;  d.  25  Nov.,  1736. 

85-36.  Margaret,  b.  23  Jan.,  1729-30 ;  d.  24  Dec.,  1736. 

85-37.  Sarah,  b.  9  Apr.,  1731;  d.  20  Dec.,  1736. 

85-38.  Benjamin,  b.  22  Apr.,  1734 ;  d.  6  Jan.,  1736-7. 

All  died  of  the  “throat  distemper.” 

85-39.  Eunice,  b.  8  Aug.,  1736. 

85-40.  Edward,  b.  in  Groton,  2  May,  1738. 

85-41.  Samuel,  b.  in  Shirley,  24  May,  1740. 

85-29.  Israel3  Hazen  ( Edward  85-5;  Edward  85),  born  20  July, 
1701;  married  27  May,  1724,  Hannah,  daughter  of  John  Chaplin 
(37-6).  She  died  10  June,  1760.  He  married  (2)  18  June,  1761, 
Jane,  widow  of  John  Harriman  (78-15).  He  died  2  Jan.,  1784.  He 
was  sergeant  in  a  company  serving  at  Lake  George,  1755. 

By  deed,  dated  26  Jan.,  1738,  “Isreal  Hazzen  of  Boxford”  conveys 
to  his  brother  John,  of  Rowley,  “one  half  of  the  house  and  barn  in 
Boxford  where  my  Father  Edward  Hazzen  and  1  now  dwell  and  seven¬ 
teen  acres  in  Rowley.”  By  deed,  dated  16  Feb.,  1761,  “Isreal  Hazen 
of  Rowley,  wheelwright,”  conveys  to  his  son,  “Jacob  Hazen  of  Rowley,” 
half  of  his  land  in  Rowley  with  half  the  buildings  thereon,  also  half 
his  land  in  Boxford. 

The  Hazen  farm  was  in  Rowley  and  Boxford,  the  boundary  line  be¬ 
tween  the  towns  dividing  it  at  one  time  nearly  in  halves.  I  suppose 
that  “Father  Edward,”  Israel  and  his  son  Jacob  lived  upon  this  farm, 
whether  the  house  occupied  was  in  Boxford  or  Rowley.  This  farm 
was,  in  1875.  when  I  visited  it,  woodland  and  pasture  only  ;  the  two 
old  cellars  thereon  wrere  pointed  out  to  me  by  Mr.  David  Eri  Perley 
(G.  B.  B.).  His  widow,  Jane,  died  8  July,  1803,  aged  97  years. 

Children : 

85-42.  Hannah,4  bp.  in  Boxford,  7  Jan.,  1727-8  ;  m.  7  Feb.,  1750-1,  Richard 
Easty,  Jr.  They  moved,  about  1764,  to  Maugerville,  N.  P>. 

85-43.  Peggye,  bp.  in  Boxford,  7  Jan.,  1727-8. 

85-44.  Hepzibah,  bp.  in  Boxford,  6  Sept.,  1730. 

85-45.  Israel,  bp.  in  Boxford,  —  Nov.,  1734 ;  d.  soon. 

85-46.  Jacob,  m.  Widow  Abigail  (Perley)  Spolford  (184-38). 

85-47.  Israel,  bp  in  Rowley,  27  July,  1740;  d.  1  Jan.,  1749-50. 

85-48.  Margaret,  b.  12  Aug.,  1742;  m.  Nehemiah  Jewett  (101-100). 

85-49.  Amos,  b.  29  Apr.,  1748;  d.  3  Jan.,  1749-50. 

85-31.  Jeremiah4  Hazen  (John  85-25;  Edward  85-5;  Edward 
85),  born  29  Feb.,  1715-6;  married  13  Oct.,  1737,  Sarah,  daughter  of 
John  and  Sarah  (Pearson  140-47)  Adams,  then  of  Rowley,  Second 
Parish,  where  she  was  born  11  Oct.,  1714.  They  lived  in  Rowlev.  He 
died  3  Jan.,  1779,  “of  small  pox.” 


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Children  born  in  Rowley : 

85-50.  Sarah, s  b.  23  July,  1738;  m.  Jeremiah  Chaplin  (37-56). 

85-51.  Moses,  b.  9  Dec.,  1743  ;  m.  Rebecca  Cheney. 

85-46.  Jacob4  Hazen  ( Israel  85-29;  Edward  85-5;  Edward  85), 
born  1739  or  40;  married  16  Nov.,  1761,  Abigail,  widow  of  William 
Spofford  (184-38).  He  was  “of  Rowley”  at  time  of  marriage,  and 
death,  but  his  children  appear  to  have  been  born  in  Boxford.  He  died, 
1795,  aged  55  years,  7  months,  6  days  (Boxford  V.  R.).  Administra¬ 
tion  granted,  8  Nov.,  1796,  to  his  son,  Jacob  Hazen  (Essex  Probate, 
364:480). 

Children  of  record  in  Boxford : 

85-52.  Jacobs  b.  22  Oct.,  1762  ;  m.  in  Boxford,  4  Dec.,  1798,  Hannah  Wood 
of  Boxford ;  he  was  then  of  Bridgton,  Me. 

85-53.  Hannah,  b.  3  July,  1764;  m.  in  Boxford,  15  Nov.,  1791,  Thomas 
Dresser  of  Boxford. 

85-54.  William,  b.  26  May,  1766. 

85-55.  Hephzibah,  b.  2  Apr.,  1768;  m.  Jonathan  Dickinson  (54-86). 

85-56.  Enoch,  b.  9  Mar.,  1770  ;  m.  in  Roxbury,  9  Feb.,  1797,  Martha  Thomp¬ 
son  of  Roxbury  (int.  “of  Deer  Island”).  They  settled  in  Bridg¬ 
ton,  Me. 

85-57.  Phebe,  b.  3  Dec.,  1772  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  —  Feb.,  1794,  Israel  Kimball 
of  Bridgton,  Me. 

85-58.  Josiah,  bp.  23  Oct.,  1774;  m.  (int.  30  Nov.,  1798)  Lucy  Perley  (142- 
16),  “both  of  Rowley.”  They  settled  in  Bridgton,  Me.,  and  had 
son  Greenleaf6*  born  there.  His  widow,  Lucy,  m.  (2)  26  Mar., 
1811,  Daniel  Conant  of  Ipswich  (Linebrook  Ch.  R.). 

85-51.  Moses5  Hazen  ( Jeremiah  85-31;  John  85-25;  Edward  85-5; 
Edward  85),  born  9  Dec.,  1743;  married  in  Linebrook,  22  Feb.,  1770, 
Rebecca  Cheney  of  Bradford. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

85-59.  John, 6  b.  9  May,  1772. 

85-60.  Rebecca,  b.  20  Nov.,  1774. 

85-61.  Moses,  b.  8  Aug.,  1776. 

85-62.  Jeremiah,  b.  31  Aug.,  1778  ;  was  of  Sutton,  N.  H.,  where  he  d.  20 
Aug.,  1833  (Hist,  of  Sutton). 

85-63.  Daniel,  b.  26  May,  1781. 

85-64.  Jesse  Adams,  b.  12  June,  1783. 

85- 65.  Sally,  b.  22  June,  1786. 

HENNING  HENING 

86.  “Goody”  Henning,  wife  of  Richard  of  Newbury,  was  in  Rowley, 
4  Feb.,  1671-2  (Ch.  R.). 

Child : 

86- 1.  Shubael,  b.  in  Newbury,  7  Dec.,  1671. 


*  Greenleaf  Hazen  died  in  Rowley,  24  May,  1880,  aged  75  years. 


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HIDDEN  HEADON 

87.  Andrew1  Hidden  was  of  Rowley  as  early  as  31 :  3  mo.  1649, 
when  he  was  in  court  for  striking  “another  man’s  servant”  (Essex  Ct. 
Files).  He  was  about  40  years  old,  1662  (Ct.  R.)  ;  married  7 :  4  mo. 
1654,  Sarah  Houstin  (E.  i.  H.  C.  Yol.  6,  p.  37).  His  homestead,  in 
1666,  was  on  the  easterly  corner  of  Pleasant  and  Main  Street  (Essex 
Deeds,  4  Ips. :  441.  He  died  18  Feb.  (20  Feb.,  Ch.  R.),  1702.  His 
will,  dated  18  Feb.,  1701-2,  mentions  wife,  Sarah,  and  son  Ebenezer; 
other  children  are  implied  but  not  named  (Essex  Probate,  307:  418). 
His  widow,  Sarah,  died  19  Oct.,  1729,  “aged  about  103”  (Ch.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

87-1.  Andrew, 2  b.  —  7  mo.  1655  ;  bur.  —  11  mo.  1655. 

87-2.  John,  b.  16:  2  mo.  1657;  m.  Elizabeth  Jewett  (103-1). 

87-3.  Margaret,  b.  28  July,  1659  ;  m.  Thomas  Tenney  (195-4). 

87-4.  Sarah,  b.  1  Oct.,  1661;  m.  Mighill  Cressey  (47). 

87  -  5.  Mary,  b.  21  Sept.,  1663  ;  d.  soon. 

87-6.  Elizabeth,  b.  19:  12  mo.  1665  ;  m.  William  Duty  (61) 

87-7.  Ann,  b.  22  June,  1668;  m.  William  Cressey  (48). 

87  -  8.  Mary,  b.  21  July,  1669. 

87-9  Andrew,  b.  26  Aug.,  1670;  bur.  18  Oct.,  1671. 

87-10.  Joseph,  b.  28  Oct.,  1671. 

87-11  Samuel,  b.  16  July,  1673;  m.  Mary,  sister  of  Mighill  Cressey  (47). 
87-12.  Ebenezer,  b.  7  Mar.,  1675-6;  m.  Elizabeth  Story. 


87-2.  John2  Hidden  ( Andrew  87),  horn  16:  2  mo.  1657;  married 
16  May,  1687,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  John  Jewett  (103).  He  was  a 
soldier  in  the  Canada  Expedition,  1690,  under  Capt.  Philip  Nelson 
(Mass.  Arch.  37:  46),  and  probably  died  in  or  because  of  that  service. 

Administration  granted  29  Mar.,  1695,  to  Nathaniel  Rust  of  Ipswich. 
Estate  insolvent  (Essex  Probate  Files,  13227).  The  administrator  sold 
the  homestead  to  Nehemiah  Jewett  (101-4)  (Essex  Deeds,  15:  190  and 
33:  5).  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  m.  (2)  Cornelius  Davis  (52). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

87-13.  John, 3  b.  10  Apr.,  1688. 

87-14.  Andrew,  b.  13  Mar.,  1690-1. 

87-11.  Samuel2  Hidden  (Andrew  87),  born  16  July,  1673;  mar¬ 
ried  20  Apr.,  1698,  Mary,  daughter  of  Mighill  and  Mary  (Quilter) 
Cressey.  He  died  28  July,  1717  (Ch.  R.).  Both  are  mentioned  as 
dead  in  the  will  of  Joseph  Quilter,  28  Jan.,  1723-4.  He  also  mentions 
the  last  three  children  (Essex  Probate,  315:55).  See  note  under 
Cressey  (47). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

87-15.  Joseph, 3  bp.  5  Mar.,  1698-9;  d.  in  Gloucester,  20  Dec.,  1717  (Glou¬ 
cester  R.). 

87-16.  Mary,  b.  10  Aug.,  1704;  m.  (int.  in  Ipswich,  5  June,  1725)  Samuel 
Clark  of  Ipswich. 


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87-17.  Samuel,  bp.  31  Mar.,  1706;  dismissed  to  First  Ch.  in  Gloucester, 
19  Sept.,  1736  (Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  there,  12  Feb.,  1736,  Dorcas  Robinson 
(Gloucester  E.). 

87-18.  Stephen,  b.  6  Jan.,  1710-11;  m.  in  Ipswich,  4  Jan.,  1732-3,  Margaret, 
dau.  of  Benjamin  Fowler.  Children  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  :  Benjamin,4 
bp.  23  Sept.,  1733 ;  Samuel,  bp.  20  Sept.,  1735.  His  widow,  Mar¬ 
garet,  m.  (2)  in  Newbury,  17  Feb.,  1736-7,  Abraham  Sawyer. 

87-12.  Ebenezer2  Hidden  ( Andrew  87),  born  7  Mar.,  1675-6; 
married  17  July,  1701,  Elizabeth  Story  of  Ipswich;  died  7  July,  1748. 
His  will,  dated  8  July,  1747,  mentions  wife,  Elizabeth;  sons  Ebenezer, 
Jonathan,  Edward  and  James;  daughters  Sarah  Price,  Mary  Martin, 
Dorothy,  wife  of  James  Saben,  Lucy,  wife  of  Thomas  Ellsworth;  and 
grandchildren  (unnamed),  children  of  daughter  Elizabeth  Plummer, 
deceased  (Essex  Probate,  328:  99).  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  married 
(2)  Hon.  John  Hobson  (89-5). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

87-19.  Elizabeth^  b.  22  Mar.,  1701-2;  m.  10  Feb.,  1719  (Ct.  R.),  Aaron 
Plummer. 

87-20.  Sarah,  b.  3  Oct.,  1703  ;  m.  12  Sept.,  1727,  William  Price. 

87-21.  Dorothy,  b.  9  Sept.,  1705 ;  m.  29  July,  1727,  James  Saben  “of 
Rehobah.” 

87-22.  Mary,  b.  22  Mar.,  1707-8  ;  m.  3  June,  1731,  Josiah  Martin  of  Essex. 
87-23.  Ebenezer,  b.  6  Dec.,  1710;  m.  Mehitable  Nelson  (130-65). 

87-24.  Jonathan,  b.  19  Jan.,  1712-3  :  a  soldier ;  d.  at  Lake  George,  6  Jan., 
1756  (Ch.  R.).  Adm.  granted  to  his  brother  Ebenezer  (Essex 
Probate). 

87-25.  Edward,  b.  22  Apr.,  1716;  m.  (int.  31  Mar.,  1741)  Rachael  Saben 
of  Rehoboth. 

87-26.  James,  b.  2  June,  1718;  m.  Jemima  Moody. 

87-27.  Lucy,  b.  1  Apr.,  1722;  m.  Thomas  Ellsworth  (64-5). 

87-23.  Ebenezer3  Hidden  ( Ebenezer  87-12;  Andrew  87),  born  6 
Dec.,  1710  ;  married  Mehitable,  daughter  of  Ephraim  Nelson  (130-25). 
She  died  15  May,  1744.  He  married  (2)  13  Aug.,  1744,  Sarah,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Jeremiah  Ellsworth  (64-3).  He  was  dismissed,  9  Jan.,  1774, 
from  Rowley  Church  to  the  church  in  Boscawen,  1ST.  H. 

The  will  of  Ephraim  Nelson  (130-25),  23  May,  1761,  mentions  as 
grandchildren,  Ephraim  Hidden,  Price  Hidden  and  Sarah  Wells,  late 
Hidden,  children  of  daughter,  Mehitable,  deceased,  late  wife  of  Eben 
Hidden  (Essex  Probate,  338:  193). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

87-28.  Samuel,4  b.  13  Apr.,  1733  ;  d.  2  Mar.,  1735-6. 

87-29.  Ephraim,  b.  15  Dec.,  1734 ;  m.  Hannah  Hodgkins. 

87-30.  Price,  b.  13  Dec.,  1736 ;  m.  Eunice  Hodgkins. 

87-31.  Samuel,  b.  1  Jan.,  1738-9;  d.  23  Nov.,  1759  (Ch.  R.)  ;  unm.  His 
intention  of  marriage  with  Ann  Cressey  of  Newbury  was  pub. 
9  May,  1759. 

87-32.  Sarah,  b.  7  Mar.,  1740-1  ;  m.  (int.  28  Feb.,  1760)  Enoch  Wells  of 
Newbury. 

James,  b.  7  Aug.,  1743  ;  d.  9  June,  1744. 


87-33. 


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87-34.  Jeremiah,  b.  15  Sept.,  1745;  m.  4  Dec.,  1770,  Elizabeth  Watts  (P.  R.). 
87-35.  Mehitable,  b.  18  May,  1747  ;  cl.  27  Jan.  1748-9. 

87-36.  Ebenezer,  b.  23  Nov.,  1748  ;  cl.  11  Dec.,  1748. 

87-37.  Mehitable,  b.  7  Feb.,  1749-50. 

87-38.  An  infant,  d.  Oct.,  1754. 

87-26.  James3  Hidden  (Ebenezer  87-12;  Andrew  87),  born  2  June, 
1718,  married  26  Sept.,  1748,  Jemima  Moody  of  Newbury. 

20  Aug.,  1749,  he  was  accused  before  the  church  of  having  said  that 
part  of  a  sermon  by  Rev.  Moses  Hale  was  false;  the  church  voted  his 
conduct  disorderly;  he  was  forgiven,  25  Oct.,  1750.  13  Feb.,  1750-1, 

he  was  again  in  disgrace  for  saying  the  church  did  not  use  him  right 
in  the  former  case;  he  was  admonished;  he  confessed  his  sins  and  was 
restored,  29  Apr.,  1756.  15  Jan.,  1765,  the  Presbyterian  Church  in 

Newburyport  complains  of  him  to  the  Rowley  Church  because  of  his 
“dangerous  opinions,”  and  a  letter  was  sent  to  him  (Rowley  Ch.  R.). 

He  was  living  in  Ipswich.  6  June,  1753.  He  moved  to  Newbury 
about  1760.  The  widow  of  James  Hidden  died  15  May,  1803  (New- 
buryport  R.).  See  Dr.  William  Bennet  (16-7). 

Child  born  in  Rowley  : 

87-39.  James,4  b.  2  Aug.,  1749. 

It  is  probable  that  they  had  Ebenezer  and  Oliver  Moody  born 
in  N.  H. 

87-29.  Ephraim4  Hidden  (Ebenezer  87-23;  Ebenezer  87-12; 
Andrew  87),  born  15  Dec.,  1734;  married  8  Nov.,  1759,  Hannah,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  John  and  Hannah  (Cressey  48-5)  Hodgkins,  who  was  born  in 
Rowley,  25  Sept.,  1732.  Rev.  soldier. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

87-40.  Ephraim, s  b.  23  Aug1.,  1760 ;  d.  2  Sept.,  1765. 

87-41.  Adoniram,  b.  18  Mar.,  1762  ;  Rev.  soldier;  d.  a  iirisoner  of  war, 
8  Aug.,  1781,  in  the  old  Mill  prison  in  England,  of  smallpox;  unm. 

87-42.  Jonathan,  b.  6  Sept.,  1764. 

87-43.  Ebenezer,  b.  27  Apr.,  1766 ;  m.  13  Dec.,  1786,  Elizabeth  Kendall. 
87-44.  Hannah,  b.  19  June,  1768. 

87-30.  Price4  Hidden  (Ebenezer  87-23;  Ebenezer  87-12;  Andrew 
87),  born  13  Dec.,  1736;  married  5  Apr.,  1759,  Eunice,  daughter  of 
John  and  Hannah  (Cressey  48-5)  Hodgkins.  She  was  born  in  Rowley, 
3  June,  1783,  and  died  9  Apr.,  1830.  He  was  a  combmaker;  died 
26  Jan.,  1800.  Rev.  soldier. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

87-45.  Samuel, s  b.  22  Feb.,  1760;  Rev.  soldier,  1777;  Dartmouth  Coll.,  1791; 

ordained  pastor  of  the  Congregational  Church,  Tamworth,  N.  H., 
1792  ;  died  in  Tamworth,  13  Feb.,  1837,  in  the  46th  year  of  his 
ministry.  See  “Memoir  of  the  Rev.  Samuel  Hidden,”  by  E.  C. 
Cogswell,  Boston,  1842. 

87-46.  Mehitable,  b.  11  Apr.,  1762  ;  m.  11  Oct.,  1785,  James  Burnham  of 
Ipswich;  d.  in  Essex,  11  May,  1795. 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

87-47.  Eunice,  b.  3  Mar.,  1765  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  15  Dec.,  1790,  William  Clark 
of  Beverly.  They  lived  in  Tamworth,  N.  H. 

87-48.  Martha,  b.  9  Nov.,  1767;  m.  Joseph  Kilbonrne  (106-29). 

87-49.  Elizabeth  (Betsey),  b.  15  Apr.,  1770;  d.  26  Aug.,  1770. 

87-50.  William  Price,  b.  15  Sept.,  1771 ;  m.  in  Beverly,  28  June,  1795,  Betsey 
Hardy,  of  Beverly.  His  home  was  in  Tamworth,  N.  H. 

87-51.  John,  b.  15  Mar.,  1774;  d.  —  Oct.,  1775. 

87-52.  Ephraim,  b.  19  Dec.,  1777  ;  m.  in  Tamworth,  Dorothy  Remick  of 
Tamworth.  She  d.  in  Deerfield,  N.  H.,  —  Jan.,  1852.  His  home 
was  in  Tamworth,  N.  H.,  where  he  was  drowned  in  Bearcamp 
River,  1824. 

HILL 

88.  John1  Hill,  not  of  the  first  company,  had  an  acre  and  half 
house  lot  in  the  second  division,  about  1645.  “At  a  Towne  Meetting 
held  twentie  third  of  The  second  moneth  1651  It  was  granted  bv  Towne 
that  the  parcel  of  ground  which  was  Given  vnto  John  Hill  vpon  Condi¬ 
tion  of  his  abiding  in  the  towne  and  doeing  service  thering  he  beeing 
now  removed  from  the  towne  should  be  henceforth  Thomas  burkbees 
he  satisfieing  John  hill  for  the  cost  of  fence  and  Agreeing  with  the 
select  men  for  the  ground.” 

HOBSON 

89.  William1  Hobson,  son  of  Henrv,  and  from  Yorkshire,  Eng. 
(Hist.  Gen.  Reg.  11:237),  married  12:  9  mo.  1652,  Ann,  daughter  of 
Elder  Humphrey  Revner  (156).  He  bought  the  four-acre  house  lot 
laid  out  to  Capt.  Sebastian  Brigham  (27).  He  was  buried  17  July, 
1659.  She  died  22  Dec..  1693. 

In  a  division  of  real  estate  of  William  and  xAnn  Hobson,  mention  is 
made  as  follows:  William  Hobson  as  only  surviving  child;  Mr.  Thomas 
Gage,  “who  married  the  Relict  of  Humphrey  Hobson  Dec’d;  Philip 
Nelson,  who  married  the  Relict  of  John  Hobson  deceased,”  said  Gage 
his  wife  being  guardian  for  her  son  Humphrey  Hobson,  and  said  Nelson 
being  guardian  for  John  Hobson.  William  is  to  have  the  east  of  said 
pasture  and  John  to  have  the  west  of  said  pasture  lying  between  the 
line  and  field  called  “Murley  field,”  dated  14  Sept.,  1698  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate  File,  13455). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

89-1.  Humphreys  b.  2  June,  1655;  m.  Elizabeth  Northern!  (132-3). 

89-2.  John,  b.  16  :  2  mo.  1657  ;  m.  Sarah  Varnum. 

89-3.  William,  b.  24  May,  1659  ;  m.  Sarah  Jewett  (101-14). 

89-1.  Humphrey2  Hobson  ( William  89),  born  2  June,  1655;  mar¬ 
ried  25  July,  1683,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Ezekiel  Northend  (132). 
He  died  8  Aug.,  1684.  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  married  (2)  Ezekiel 
Mighill  (127-4). 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

89-4.  Humphrey^  b.  10  July,  1684;  m.  Mehitable  Payson  (138-5). 


154  Early  Settlers  of  Eowley,  Massachusetts 

89-2.  John2  Hobson  ( William  89),  born  16:  2  mo.  1657;  married 
4  Dec.,  1679,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Samuel  Varnum  of  Chelmsford  (Bow- 
ley  B.).  He  was  buried  25  Aug.,  1683.  His  widow,  Sarah,  married 
(2)  Philip  Nelson  (130-6). 

Child  born  in  Eowley : 

89-5.  John, s  b.  10  Nov.,  1680;  m.  Dorcas  Pearson  (140-17). 

89-3.  William2  Hobson  {William  89),  born  24  May,  1659;  mar¬ 
ried  9  June,  1692,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Jeremiah  Jewett  (101-1).  He 
died  23  Sept.,  1725  (G.  S.).  His  widow,  Sarah,  died  29  Mar.,  1733. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

89  -  6.  William, 3  b.  8  Mar.,  1692-3  ;  d.  22  Mar.,  1692-3. 

89-7.  Ann,  bp.  4  Feb.,  1693-4;  d.  15  Nov..  1725  ;  unm. 

89  -  8.  Sarah,  b.  11  Oct.,  1695  ;  d.  12  Nov.,  1728  ;  unm. 

89-9.  Jeremiah,  b.  10  Sept.,  1697  ;  m.  Jane  Dresser  (58-65). 

89-10.  Mary,  b.  26  July,  1699;  m.  Samuel  Cooper  (45-5). 

89-11.  William,  b.  24  May,  1701;  d.  2  June,  1727;  unm.  (G.  S.). 

89-12.  Martha,  b.  4  Nov.,  1703  ;  m.  John  Jewett  (103-19). 

89-13.  Caleb,  bp.  7  Apr.,  1706;  d.  4(?)  Apr.,  1706. 

89-4.  Dea.  Humphrey3  Hobson  {Humphrey  89-1;  William  89), 
born  10  July,  1684;  married  26  June,  1712,  Mehitable,  daughter  of  Bev. 
Edward  Payson  (138).  He  was  chosen  deacon,  21  Apr.,  1723,  and 
died  23  June,  1742  (G.  S.).  His  widow,  Mehitable,  married  (2) 
11  Sept..  1744,  Hea.  Benjamin  Gibson  of  Boston  and  died  in  Bowley, 
14  May/ 1773  (G.  S.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

89-14.  Elizabeth, 4  b.  26  Mar.,  1713;  m.  Thomas  Lambert  (112-20). 

89-15.  Humphrey,  b.  4  June,  1718;  m.  Widow  Priscilla  (Jewett  101-49) 
Perkins. 

89-16.  Mehitable,  b.  24  Feb.,  1721-2  ;  d.  13  May,  1729. 

89-17.  Samuel,  b.  21  Oct.,  1728  ;  d.  1  Nov.,  1728. 

89-5.  Hon.  John3  Hobson  {John  89-2;  William  89),  born  10 
Nov.,  1680;  married  7  Sept.,  1699,  Dorcas,  daughter  of  John  Pearson 
(140-2).  She  died  23  Nov.,  1756.  He  married  (2)  29  Apr.,  1757, 
Elizabeth,  widow  of  Ebenezer  Hidden  (87-12).  She  died  28  Sept., 
1766,  aged  about  85  years  (Ch.  B.). 

He  was  a  justice  of  the  peace  and  Speaker  of  the  House  of  Bepre- 
sentatives,  1741  (Gage).  He  died  20  Mar.,  1770  (Ch.  B.).  His  will, 
dated  25  Dec.,  1769,  mentions  son,  Moses,  to  be  executor;  daughter 
Hepzibah  Treadwell;  grandson  John  Hobson,  and  granddaughter  Mar¬ 
tha  Hobson  (Essex  Probate,  346:453). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

89-18.  Hepzibah,4  b.  13  June,  1700;  m.  10  Nov.,  1724,  Jeremiah  Dow  of 
Ipswich.  He  d.  in  Ipswich,  20  Dec.,  1731,  ag-ed  32  years.  She 
m.  (2)  16  May,  1734,  Thomas  Treadwell  of  Ipswich. 

89-19.  Humphrey,  b.  1  Oct.,  1702 ;  d.  21  June,  1704-5. 

89-20.  Moses,  b.  29  Dec.,  1704;  m.  1  Dec-.,  1725,  Lydia  Lancaster. 

89-21.  John,  b.  19  Jan.,  1706-7;  d.  22  July,  1719. 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

89-9.  Jeremiah3  Hobson  ( William  89-3;  William  89),  born  10 
Sept.,  1697;  married  1  Jan.,  1728-9,  Jane,  daughter  of  Joseph  Dresser 
(58-21).  He  died  13  Sept.,  1741  (G.  S.).  His  widow,  Jane,  married 
(2)  2  Dec.,  1742,  Joshua  Woodman,*  and  died  25  July,  1789. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

89-22.  William, 4  b.  25  Mar.,  1730  ;  m.  Hannah  Johnson  (105-14). 

89-23.  Ann.  b.  24  Apr..  1732  ;  unm.,  8  Apr.,  1801  (Essex  Deeds,  178:179). 
89-24.  Joseph,  b.  5  July,  1734;  d.  28  Dec.,  1734. 

89-25.  Elizabeth,  b.  4  Jan.,  1735-6 ;  m.  15  July,  1759,  Rev.  Robie  Morrill 
of  Salisbury  and  later  of  Boscawen,  N.  H. 

89-26.  Joseph,  b.  9  Jan.,  1737-8;  drowned  13  May,  1762  (Ch.  R.).  Adm. 

granted  29  Nov.,  1762,  to  his  brother,  William  Hobson  (Essex 
Probate,  340:110). 

89-27.  Sarah,  b.  24  Mar.,  1739-40;  m.  in  Newbury,  28  May,  1761,  Paul 
Illsley  of  Newbury.  She  was  a  widow  and  of  Newbury,  8  Apr., 
1801  (Essex  Deeds,  178:  179). 

89-15.  Humphrey4  Hobson  (T)ea.  Humphrey  89-4;  Humphrey 
89-1;  William  89),  born  4  June,  1718;  married  in  Newbury,  5  Mar., 
1745-6,  Widow  Priscilla  (Jewett  101-49)  Perkins.  He  died  2  Aug., 
1773  (G.  S.).  She  died  16  Jan.,  1795. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

89-28.  Mehitable,5  b.  11  Feb.,  1746-7;  d.  9  Sept.,  1773  ;  unm.  (G.  S.). 
89-29.  Elizabeth,  b.  18  Nov.,  1748;  d.  23  Aug.,  1773;  unm.  (G.  S.). 

89-30.  Mary,  b.  16  July,  1751;  m.  2  Feb.,  1775,  Rev.  Benjamin  Wadsworth 
of  Danvers;  d.  16  Mar.,  1798  (G.  S.  Danvers). 

89-31.  Humphrey,  b.  20  Mar.,  1757  ;  m.  Sarah  Mighill  (127-60). 

89-20.  Moses4  Hobson  (Hon.  John  89-5;  John  89-2;  William  89), 
born  29  Dec.,  1704;  married  1  Dec.,  1725,  Lydia,  daughter  of  Samuel 
and  Hannah  (Platts  148-11)  Lancaster.  She  was  born  20  Apr.,  1706, 
and  died  7  Aug.,  1788.  He  died,  1790.  Administration  granted,  6 
Sept.,  1790,  to  Moses  Dole. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

89-32.  Susannah, s  b.  16  Jan.,  1726-7;  d.  24  July,  1728. 

89-33.  John,  b.  25  Nov.,  1728 ;  m.  Widow'  Martha  Pool. 

89-34.  Samuel,  b.  5  July,  1731;  d.  17  Sept.,  1739. 

89-35.  Daniel,  b.  2  Sept.,  1732 ;  d.  2  Aug'.,  1739. 

89-36.  Moses,  b.  30  May,  1734 ;  d.  13  Jan.,  1734-5. 

89-37.  Moses,  b.  14  Dec.,  1735;  d.  15  Sept.,  1739. 

89-38.  Susannah,  b.  26  Sept.,  1737;  d.  19  Aug.,  1752. 

89-39.  David,  b.  5  Mar.,  1738-9  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Clark. 

89-40.  Lydia,  b.  23  May,  1742;  d.  18  Oct.,  1742. 

89-41.  Lydia,  b.  11  Feb.,  1744-5  ;  m.  in  Newbury,  9  Apr.,  1765,  Moses  Dole 

of  Newbury. 

*  Joshua  Woodman  died  in  Rowley,  17  Oct.,  1745  (Rowley  R.),  18  Oct.,  1745,  aged 
36  years,  1  mo.,  and  14  days  (G.  S.).  His  will,  dated  10  Oct.,  1745,  mentions  wife, 
Jane,  to  have  all  the  personal  estate  and  two  lots  of  land  in  Lunenburg;  daughter 
Jane  Woodman,  a  minor;  “cousing”  Nathaniel  Woodman,  son  of  Nathaniel  Wood¬ 
man,  dec’d.  (Essex  Probate,  327:  473).  Children  born  in  Rowley:  Jane,  b.  4  Sept.. 
1743;  Jonathan,  d.  28  Sept.,  1745. 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

89-42.  Hannah,  b.  10  July,  1746;  m.  12  Jan.,  1768,  Nathaniel  Merrill,  A.  B., 
of  Atkinson,  N.  H.  She  was  dismissed,  23  June,  1771,  from  Row- 
ley  Ch.  to  the  ch.  in  Boscawen,  N.  H.  (Ch.  R.). 

89-22.  William4  Hobson  (Jeremiah  89-9;  William  89-3;  William 
89),  born  25  Mar.,  1730;  married  9  Nov.,  1753,  Hannah,  daughter  of 
John  Johnson  (105-6).  She  died  22  Sept.,  1757.  He  married  (2)  in 
Gloucester,  9  Mar.,  1758,  Lydia  Parsons  of  Gloucester.  She  died  in 
Rowley,  13  Nov.,  1783. 

He  was  administrator  of  the  estate  of  his  brother,  Joseph  Hobson, 
from  29  Hoy.,  1762  to  30  Oct.,  1765,  when  the  appointment  was  re¬ 
voked,  “as  by  information  he  has  absconded  and  left  the  Province” 
(Essex  Probate,  342:  473).  He  may  have  returned,  but  was  soon  of 
Buxton,  Me.,  where  he  died,  1827.  He  may  have  had  a  third  wife  in 
Buxton. 

He  was  a  soldier  in  the  French  and  Indian  War  and  the  Revolution. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

89-43.  Jeremiah, s  b.  19  Apr.,  1754;  m.  23  Sept.,  1778,  Lucy  Ellsworth 
(64-17)  ;  settled  in  Amherst,  N.  H.,  and  was  there  in  1790,  with 
a  family.  Rev.  soldier. 

89-44.  Hannah,  b.  13  Sept.,  1757  ;  prob.  cl.  in  Ipswich,  19  June,  1833;  unm. 
(Ipswich  R.). 

89-45.  William,  bp.  7  Jan.,  1759  ;  d.  —  Jan.,  1759. 

89-46.  William,  b.  9  May,  1761. 

89-47.  Joseph,  b.  11  June,  1762;  m.  Rebecca  Sawyer  of  Buxton,  Me.,  where 
he  settled.  They  had  nine  children  born  there.  Rev.  soldier. 

89-48.  Samuel,  b.  29  Sept.,  1763  ;  he,  “of  Buxton,”  m.  in  Rowley,  17  July, 
1788,  Rachel  Lane  of  Rowley.  He  had  ten  children  born  in  Bux¬ 
ton,  Me.  Rev.  soldier. 

89-49.  Andrew,  b.  12  July,  1765  ;  settled  in  New  York  (Hist.  Buxton,  Me.). 

89-50.  Lydia,  b.  16  May,  1768  ;  m.  in  Rowley,  10  June,  1802,  Jacob  P. 
Bradford. 


89-31.  Humphrey5  Hobson  ( Humphrey  89-15;  Dea.  Humphrey 
89-4;  Humphrey  89-1;  William ,  89),  born  20  Mar.,  1757;  married  17 
Nov.,  1785,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Jeremiah  Mighill  (127-33).  She  died 
7  Sept.,  1802.  He  died  7  May,  1808.  His  residence  in  Rowley  was 
on  Wethersfield  Street,  now  (1932)  owned  by  Mrs.  L.  C.  Fenno  and 
known  as  “Fairview.”  His  will,  dated  26  Aug.,  1805,  mentions  sons 
Humphrey  and  Nathaniel;  daughters  Mehitable  and  Elizabeth;  Moses 
Bradstreet,  executor  (Essex  Probate,  376:402).  Rev.  soldier. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

89-51.  An  infant,6  d.  22  Sept.,  1786. 

89-52.  Mehitable,  b.  8  Apr.,  1788  ;  d.  13  Jan.,  1845  ;  unm. 

89-53.  Humphrey,  b.  5  June,  1790  ;  Dartmouth  Coll.,  1814  ;  d.  26  Apr.,  1849  ; 
unm. 

89-54.  Nathaniel,  b.  8  Mar.,  1792 ;  cl.  12  Feb.,  1845  ;  unm. 

89-55.  Elizabeth,  b.  14  July,  1794 ;  m.  5  Dec.,  1822,,  Richard  Kimball  of 
Ipswich;  residence,  Rowley.  He  was  known  as  “Master  Kimball,” 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

and  was  for  many  years  a  schoolmaster  in  Rowley ;  d.  1  Dec., 
1842,  aged  53  years,  “formerly  of  Bradford”  (Rowley  R.).  She 
d.  8  Apr.,  1857. 

89-33.  John5  Hobson  ( Moses  89-20  ;  Hon.  John  89-5;  John  89-2; 
William  89),  born  25  Nov.,  1728;  married  in  Gloucester,  29  Hoy.,  1753, 
Martha  (Tarr)  Pool,  widow  of  Ebenezer  Pool  of  Gloucester.  “1753 
Nov.  29  Very  windy — at  S.  W.  cold.  In  the  evening  I  went  to  the  Cape; 
and  married  John  Hobson  and  widow  Martha  Pool”  (Rev.  Samuel 
Chandler’s  Diary).  She  died  7  Aug.,  1788.  He  married  (2)  5  Nov., 
1788,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Samuel  Spiller,  then  of  Rowley.  He  died 
29  Apr.,  1807.  His  widow,  Hannah,  died  20  Nov.,  1828,  aged  77  years; 
residence,  Rowley. 

Children : 

89-56.  Moses, e  b.  17  Sept.,  1754;  m.  Sarah  Jewett  (100-136). 

89-57.  Susannah,  bp.  in  Eockport,  20  Mar.,  1757. 

89-39.  David5  Hobson  ( Moses  89-20;  Hon.  John  89-5;  John  89-2; 
William  89),  born  11  Mar.,  1738-9  ;  married  11  Jan.,  1765,  Elizabeth, 
daughter  of  Daniel  Clark,  then  of  Rowley.  She  died  16  Mar.,  1766. 
He  married  (2)  in  Linebrook  Parish,  27  June,  1769,  Hannah  Bishop, 
“widow”  (Ips.  R.). 

He  lived  in  Ipswich,  Beverly,  and  perhaps  in  Gloucester,  but  returned 
to  Rowley  long  before  his  death.  He  died  2  Nov.,  1811,  “found  dead 
with  his  face  in  a  small  run  of  water  in  West  Ox  Pasture  road”  (Row- 
ley  R.).  Rev.  soldier.  By  deed,  dated  21  Jan.,  1793,  David  Hobson 
of  Beverly  and  Daniel  Clark  Hobson  of  Ipswich,  cordwainers,  sell  Hum¬ 
phrey  Hobson  a  Messuage  in  Rowley  (Essex  Deeds,  184:42). 

Children  (Family  Record)  . 

89-58.  Daniel  Clark, 6  bp.  in  Rowley,  6  Oct.,  1765  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Amiable. 
89-59.  Thomas,  b.  23  Dec.,  1769;  m.  Lois  Bailey  (10-101). 

89-60.  Samuel,  b.  about  1770 ;  m.  Bethiah  Chase. 

89-56.  Moses0  Hobson  ( John  89-33;  Moses  89-20;  Hon.  John 
89-5;  John  89-2;  William  89),  born  17  Sept.,  1754;  married  in  Line- 
brook,  18  Aug.,  1778,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Eliphalet  Jewett  (100-57). 
Pie  died  1  Mar.,  1837.  Rev.  soldier  and  U.  S.  pensioner  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate,  410:  19).  His  widow,  Sarah,  died  17  Aug.,  1840. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley  (probably  born  elsewhere)  : 

89-61.  Sarah, 7  b.  2  Aug1.,  1780  ;  d.  in  infancy. 

89-62.  Nathan,  b.  17  May,  1782  ;  m.  Mary  Pierce. 

89-63.  Eliphalet,  b.  16  May,  1786  ;  m.  Betsey  Elwell. 

89-64.  Moses,  twin,  b.  6  Aug1.,  1788  ;  m.  19  Nov.,  1815,  Nancy  Masury  of 
Salem;  m.  (2)  17  Oct.,  1829,  Lydia  Fogg  of  Salem.  Nine  children 
b.  in  Salem  and  two  in  Lynnfield. 

89-65.  Aaron,  twin,  b.  6  Aug.,  1788  ;  m.  Mary  Boynton. 

89-66.  Jewett,  b.  15  Aug.,  1792;  m.  in  Ipswich,  18  June,  1826  (Ipswich  R.) , 
Ruth  J.,  dau.  of  Stephen  Pearson  (140-180).  They  d.  without  male 
issue  surviving. 

Sarah,  b.  9  Feb.,  1795  ;  m.  Ezekiel  P.  Bailey  (10-106). 


89-67. 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

89-58.  Daniel  Clark0  Hobson  ( David  89-39;  Moses  89-20;  Hon. 
John  89-5;  John  89-2;  William  89),  baptized  6  Oct.,  1765;  married  in 
Ipswich,  28  Oct.,  1788,  Elizabeth  Amiable  of  Ipswich.  She  died  in 
Ipswich,  15  Jan.,  1841,  aged  73  years  (Ipswich  R.).  He  died  in  Ips¬ 
wich,  24  May,  1846. 

Children  : 

89-68.  Elizabeth, 7  bp.  20  Sept.,  1789  (So.  Ch.  Ipswich  B.)  ;  m.  in  Ipswich, 
22  May,  1814,  James  Smith,  Jr. 

89-69.  Ephraim,  bp.  7  Oct.,  1791,  or  1792  (So.  Ch.  Ipswich  B.)  ;  d.  at  West 
Indies,  1812  (Ipswich  B.). 

89-70.  Jacob,  b.  1800;  d.  1  Apr.,  1852. 

89-59.  Thomas6  Hobson  ( David  89-39;  Moses  89-20;  Hon.  John 
89-5;  John  89-2;  William  89),  born  23  Dec.,  1769;  married  29  Nov., 
1795,  Lois,  daughter  of  Ezekiel  Bailey  (10-69)  ;  died  13  Nov.,  1806. 
She  died  3  May,  1847. 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

89-71.  EbenezerJ  b.  9  Sept.,  1797  ;  d.  26  Mar.,  1818;  unm. 

89-72.  Sophia,  b.  14  July,  1799  ;  d.  29  Oct.,  1877  ;  unm. 

89-73.  Prescott,  b.  10  Jan.,  1803;  m  Dorothy  Jewett  (101-201) 

89-60.  Samuel6  Hobson  ( David  89-39;  Moses  89-20;  Hon.  John 
89-5;  John  89-2;  William  89),  born  about  1770;  married  in  Newbury, 
19  Jan.,  1793,  Bethia  (Abiah)  Chase  of  Newbury.  Essex  Deeds,  172 : 
25,  Samuel  Hobson  of  Bowley — cordwainer — sells  messuage  in  Rowley 
to  James  Smith,  Jr.,  14  Dec.,  1802.  He  bought  this  18  Mar.,  1800, 
of  Hannah  Pearson,  widow,  and  Abigail  Pickard,  widow,  both  of  New- 
buryport.  He  died  23  Oct.,  1823,  aged  53  years.  His  widow,  Bethia, 
died  17  Sept.,  1848,  aged  77  years  (Ipswich  R.). 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

89-74.  TristramJ  b.  15  Aug.,  1794;  m.  in  Ipswich,  1  Oct.,  1820,  Nancy 
Jackman  of  Newbury.  He  was  then  of  Ipswich.  Their  son,  Tris¬ 
tram^  d.  in  Amesbury,  22  July,  1911. 

89-75.  Betty,  b.  6  Feb.,  1796. 

89-76.  Sally,  b.  11  Jan.,  1798  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  22  June,  1819,  James  Chase 
of  Newbury. 

89-77.  Samuel,  b.  3  June,  1800. 

89-78.  Sew  all,  b.  17  Oct..,  1802. 

89-62.  Nathan7  Hobson  ( Moses  89-56;  John  89-33;  Moses  89-20; 
Hon.  John  89-5;  John  89-2;  William  89),  born  17  May,  1782;  married 
in  Ipswich,  8  May,  1807,  Mary  Pierce  of  Ipswich.  Her  father  came 
from  England  in  a  ship  commanded  by  Capt.  William  Pierce  and  then 
adopted  the  name  of  Pierce.  Nathan  Hobson  lived  in  Rowley,  where 
he  had  a  grocery  store.  He  died  23  Nov.,  1839.  His  widow,  Mary, 
died  8  Jan.,  1870. 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

89-79.  Mary  Ann,»  b.  3  May,  1808;  m.  2  Feb.,  1832  (4  Feb.,  1831,  Danvers 
B.),  Ira  Hutchinson;  d.  18  Dec.,  1893.  He  d.  22  Apr.,  1873. 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

89-80.  A  son,  b.  19  Oct.,  1809,  d.  19  Nov.,  1809. 

89-81.  Sally  Kimball,  b.  23  Oct.,  1810 ;  m.  27  Oct.,  1831,  Aaron  Blackinton ; 

d.  5  Jan.,  1862. 

89-82.  William  Pierce,  b.  18  Sept.,  1812 ;  m.  20  Apr.,  1836,  Harriet  Lam¬ 
bert  (112-73).  She  d.  in  Haverhill,  31  Mar.,  1897.  He  d.  in 
Haverhill,  16  Mar.,  1901.  Both  bar.  in  Rowley. 

89-83.  Julia,  b.  20  Dec.,  1814;  m.  25  Dec.,  1837,  Moses  T.  Whittier; 
d.  23  July,  1892. 

89-84.  Elnatiian,  b.  26  May,  1817  ;  d.  18  Mar.,  1893  ;  unm. 

89-85.  Priscilla  Jewett,  b.  7  May,  1819;  d.  2  Apr.,  1908;  unm. 

89-86.  Ruthy  Jewett,  b.  10  Apr.,  1821 ;  m.  29  June,  1843,  Mark  Cressev 
Perley ;  d.  15  Apr.,  1903. 

89-87.  Emily  Maria,  b.  27  May,  1823  ;  d.  4  Aug.,  1849  ;  unm. 

89-88.  Eben,  b.  27  June,  1825  ;  m.  in  Georgetown,  10  June,  1849,  Caroline 
Kimball;  d.  in  Georgetown,  21  Dec.,  1904. 

89-89.  Elizabeth  Ann,  b.  21  Oct.,  1827;  m.  Solomon  Nelson  (130-201). 

89-63.  Eliphalet7  Hobson  ( Moses  89-56;  John  89-33;  Moses 
89-20;  Hon.  John  89-5  ;  John  89-2;  William  89),  born  16  May,  1786; 
married  1  Oct.,  1812,  Betsey  Elwell;  died  25  Jan.,  1842.  She  died 
8  Nov.,  1847. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

89-90.  Elizabeth  A., 8  b.  7  June,  1813  ;  m.  28  Nov.,  1833,  William  G.  Gilbert. 

89-91.  Ann  Maria,  b.  21  Sept.,  1815  ;  d.  19  Sept.,  1853  ;  unm. 

89-92.  Nathaniel  Elwell,  b.  8  Feb.,  1818 ;  d.  16  Jan.,  1883  ;  unm. 

89-93.  Henry,  b.  9  Mar.,  1821 ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  29  Nov.,  1849,  Margaret  L. 

Kneeland ;  d.  20  Sept.,  1853.  Their  son,  Henry  W.,  b.  4  Mar., 
1853,  is  now  (1932)  living  in  Rowley. 

89-94.  Edna  Elwell,  b.  4  Sept.,  1824  ;  m.  15  Oct.,  1844,  William  M.  Sher¬ 
burne  ;  residence,  Georgetown. 

89-95.  Harriet  Elwell,  b.  3  May,  1827  ;  m.  (int.  21  May,  1853)  William 
Burnham  of  Essex ;  residence,  Essex. 

89-96.  Edward  Morris,  b.  25  July,  1831;  m.  18  May,  1854,  Lois  Emerson; 
d.  1  June,  1859. 

89-97.  Charles  Gardner,  twin,  b.  25  Mar.,  1835  ;  m.  Nov.,  1866,  Mary  Anna 
Prime;  d.  24  Aug.,  1871. 

89-98.  An  infant,  twin,  b.  25  Mar.,  1835 ;  d.  1835. 

89-65.  Aaron7  Hobson  ( Moses  89-56;  John  89-33;  Moses  89-20; 
Hon.  John  89-5;  John  89-2;  William  89),  born  6  Aug.,  1788;  married 
(int.  8  July,  1812)  Mary,  daughter  of  Edmund  Boynton  from  Glou¬ 
cester,  then  of  Newbury,  where  she  was  born  27  Aug.,  1793.  She  died 
in  Bowley,  7  Sept..  1825.  He  soon  moved  to  Scituate.  He  married 
(2)  Sarah,  daughter  of  Thomas  Curtis;  residence,  Scituate,  where  both 
died. 

Children  born  in  Rowley  :* 

89  -  99.  Mary  Jane,8  m. - Haskins. 

89-100.  Clara  Boynton,  b.  10  June,  1814;  m.  in  Salem,  4  Nov.,  1834,  Samuel 
C.  Wilkins  of  Boston,  where  she  d.  13  Feb.,  1893. 


*  Scituate  Record  has  Raleigh,  N.  C.,  as  place  of  birth. 


160  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

89-101.  Ruth  P.,  m.  in  Newbury  port,  21  May,  1844,  Charles  Horton,  “both 
of  Newburyport.” 

89-102.  Nancy,  m.  in  Newbury,  5  June,  1832,  Henry  Mason  of  Newbury ; 
d.  5  Jan.,  1908. 

89-103.  Edmund,  b.  28  July,  1821 ;  adopted  by  William  Kimball  of  Rowley 
and  his  name  changed  to  William  Kimball.*  He  m.  in  Ipswich, 
16  Dec.,  1846,  Drusilla  Hartshorne.  His  home  was  in  Rowley, 
where  he  d.  19  Mar.,  1891.  Descendants  in  male  line  now  (1932) 
living  in  Rowley. 

89-104.  Aaron,  was  lost  at  sea;  unm.  (P.  R.). 

89-105.  A  daughter,  b.  —  Aug.,  1825;  d.  25  Sept.,  1825. 

Born  in  Scituate : 

89-106.  Eliza  A.,  b.  13  June,  1826  ;  d.  in  Scituate,  27  Aug.,  1895. 

89-107.  John  B.,  b.  14  Apr.,  1829  ;  d.  in  Scituate. 

89-108.  Andrew,  b.  24  Nov.,  1833  ;  d.  15  Apr.,  1925. 

89-109.  Sarah  M.,  b.  2  Nov.,  1836  ;  m.  George  H.  Sylvester  (Scituate  R.). 

89-73.  Pbescott7  Hobson  ( Thomas  89-59;  David  89-39;  Moses 
89-20  ;  Don.  John  89-5;  John  89-2;  William  89),  born  10  Jan.,  1803; 
married  in  Ipswich,  3  Aug.,  1826,  Dorothy,  daughter  of  Abraham 
Jewett  (101-157).  He  moved  to  Topsfield  with  his  family,  and  died 
there  6  Feb.,  1880.  She  died  there  21  Apr.,  1897. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

89-110.  Eren  Jewett, s  b.  24  Apr.,  1827. 

89-111.  Mary  Jane,  b.  23  Sept.,  1830  ;  m.  in  Newbury,  11  Mar.,  1848,  Daniel 
Pearson  of  Georgetown;  d.  7  Apr.,  1873. 

89-112.  Margaret  Plumer,  b.  19  May,  1832;  m.  3  Aug.,  1851,  Joseph  P. 
Janes  of  Topsfield. 

89-113.  George  Francis,  b.  20  Mar.,  1834;  d.  15  Mar.,  1836  (P.  R.). 

89-114.  George  Prescott,  b.  26  Oct.,  1837  ;  m.  25  Mar.,  1860,  Lucy  D.  Curtis 
of  Boxford  ;  soldier  in  the  Civil  War,  Co.  F,  40  Regt.,  Mass.  Vols. ; 
d.  in  service  at  Georgetown,  D.  C.,  29  Oct.,  1862. 

89-115.  Benjamin  Proctor,  b.  22  June,  1843 ;  m.  15  Feb.,  1864,  Louisa  L. 
Strangman. 

HOLMES 

90.  Richard1  Holmes,!  “mill-wright,”  not  of  the  first  company, 
but  a  very  early  settler,  bought,  with  Richard  Bailey  (11),  the  estate 

*  Act  approved  Apr.  26,  1S47. 

t  “The  Testimony  of  Richard  Holmes  aged  about  88  years.  This  Deponant 
Testifieth  &  Saith,  that  about  50  years  ago  Mr  Thomas  Nellson  Father  to  Cap1 
Phillip  Nellson  of  Rowley  Deceased  Built  ye  Grist  Mill  in  Rowley,  that  now 
John  Pearson  Improveth  &  had  a  Saw  Mill,  neer  ye  South  End  of  ye  abovesaid 
Grist  Mill  which  Stood  upon  ye  Same  Spott  of  Land  y1  ye  ffulling  mill  Stands  on 
(at  ye  Southerly  End  of  said  Grist  Mill)  which  is  now  in  ye  hands  of  John  Pearson 
senr,  &  that  ye  above  said  Mr  Thomas  Nellson  did  Improve  ye  said  Saw  mill  & 
ye  Land  Adjoyneing  to  it  on  ye  South  side  of  said  Saw  Mill,  &  I  never  knew, 
that  said  Nellson,  nor  his  heires  had  any  Molestatio  about  said  place  to  this  Day. 
&  further  said  Richard  Testifieth  that  I  wrought  at  above  said  Mills,  at  Mr 
Nellsons  Charge,  to  build  said  Mills  &  Dams  &  make  ye  stones  for  said  Grist 
Mill  &  yt  ye  above  said  Saw  mill  was  driven  with  ye  head  of  water  that  drove 
ve  Grist  mill:  Sworne  by  Richard  Holmes  to  yc  Truth  of  ye  above  written — In 
Court  at  Ipswich  March  29:  1692”  (Essex  Deeds,  5  Ips. :  502). 

“Ezekiel  Northend,  aged  64  years,  Testifieth  that  ye  affirmation  given  above  by 
Richard  Holmes  as  ■written,  is  Truth  to  his  knowledge,  &  that  of  late  years  said 
John  Pearson,  hath  had  Two  ffulling  Stocks.  Sworne  by  Ezekiel  Northend  to  ye 
abovesaid  Evidence  in  Court  at  Ipswich  Mar.  29th  1692”  (Essex  Deeds,  5  Ips.:  502). 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

of  Thomas  Harris  (80),  1644.  He  married  23:  6  mo.  1647,  Alice  North- 
end,  sister  of  Ezekiel  Northend  (132).  She  was  buried  14  Feb.,  1686-7. 
He  died  in  Bradford,  probably  at  the  house  of  his  daughter,  Elizabeth 
Pearl. 

His  will,  dated  15  July,  1695,  proved  13  Jan.,  1696,  mentions  him¬ 
self  as  of  Rowley;  daughter  Elizabeth  Pearl;  “haveing  payd  for  my 
son  John  Pearl,  by  his  order  &  desire  ye  sum  of  Fifty  pounds  in  Mony 
vnto  Mr  Jn°  Knight  of  Ketle  Cove  (deceased)  wch  he  owed  before  he 
married  to  my  daughter  Elizabeth;  &  Eighte  one  pounds  &  ten  shill¬ 
ings  mony  to  Mr  Francis  Wainwright  deceased  yt  he  owed  him  for 
Corne  &c.  where  I  delivered  my  said  son  out  of  prison:  &  also. .  . .”; 
grandchildren  Alice,  Ellen,  Timothy,  Mary  and  John  Pearl;  “My  Lands 
houseing  &  Mill  at  Bradford”  (Essex  Probate).  In  the  division  of 
his  real  estate  in  Rowley,  27  July,  1710,  mention  is  made  of  Ellen, 
Alice  and  Timothy  Pearl,  also  “their  mother  Elizabeth  Pearl,  widow” 
(Essex  Probate). 

Children  born  in  Rowley  : 

90-1.  Henockz  (Enoch),  b.  23:  5  mo.  1648. 

90-2.  Elizabeth,  b.  14  :  4  mo.  1651 ;  bur.  28  July,  1659. 

90-3.  Richard,  b.  28  Mar.,  1656. 

90-4.  Japheth,  b.  15  Dec.,  1658  ;  bur.  20  May,  1660. 

90-5.  Sarah,  bur.  10  May,  1660. 

90-6.  Elizabeth,  b.  15:  7  mo.  1662;  m.  John  Pearl  (139). 

90-7.  Samuel,  b.  4  May,  1666. 

90-8.  Timothy,  bp.  26  July,  1668  ;  a  soldier  in  Capt.  Philip  Nelson’s  com¬ 
pany  in  the  Canada  Expedition,  1690  (Mass.  Arch.,  Vol.  37:46-9). 
John  Pearl  of  Bradford,  “Miller,”  was  administrator  of  his  estate, 
9  Dec.,  1700.  Bond  on  file  (Essex  Probate).  Timothy  probably 
died  in  said  service,  as  he  is  not  mentioned  in  his  father’s  will, 
1695. 


HOPKINSON 

91.  Michael1  (Mighill)  Hopkinson,  “servant  to  our  brother 
Jacob  Elvott,”  was  admitted  to  the  First  Church  in  Boston  6 :  11  mo. 
1638;  dismissed  to  “ye  gathering  of  a  church  at  Rowley,”  24:  9  mo. 
1639;  freeman,  13  May,  1640  ;  had  an  acre  and  half  house  lot  on  Brad¬ 
ford  Street,  1643.  He  brought  with  him  his  wife,  Ann.  He  was 
buried  28  Feb.,  1648-9.  The  will  of  Mighill  Hopkinson  is  mentioned 
in  the  Ipswich  Ct.  R.,  29:  7  mo.  1657.  His  widow,  Ann,  married  (2) 
John  Trumble  204).  See  Richard  Swan  (193)  for  abstract  of  her  will. 
Children  born  in  Rowley : 

91-1.  Jonathan^  b.  12 :  11  mo.  1641 ;  bur.  20 :  11  mo.  1641. 

91-2.  Jonathan,  b.  9  :  2  mo.  1643  ;  m.  Hester  Clarke  (41-2). 

91-3.  Jeremiah,  b.  26 :  1  mo.  1645  ;  bur.  22 :  12  mo.  1665. 

91-4.  John,  b.  7:  11  mo.  1646;  m.  Elizabeth  Pearson  (140-3). 

91-5.  Caleb,  b.  19:  12  mo.  1648  ;  m.  Sarah  Wallingford  (207-4). 

91-2.  Jonathan2  Hopkinson  ( Michael  91),  born  9:  2  mo.  1643; 
married  11  May,  1666,  Hester,  daughter  of  Richard  Clarke  (41).  He 


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married  (2)  10  June,  1680,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  John  Dresser  (58). 
She  died  9  Mar.,  1717-8  (G.  S.).  He  died  11  Feb.,  1718-9  (G.  S.). 
His  will,  dated  30  July,  1718,  mentions  only  son,  Mighill;  daughter 
Esther  Burpe;  Mary  Todd;  Ann  Smith,  and  son-in-law,  James  Todd 
(Essex  Probate,  312:486). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

91-6.  Hester, 3  b.  9  Apr.,  1667;  m.  Thomas  Burpee  (32-5). 

91-7.  Mary,  bp.  10  May,  1668 ;  d.  soon. 

91-8.  Mary,  b.  9  July,  1669;  m.  James  Todd  (203-10). 

91-9.  Jeremiah,  b.  20  Feb.,  1671-2;  d.  before  1718,  without  issue. 

91-10.  Richard,  twin,  b.  14  Mar.,  1673-4;  d.  before  1718,  without  issue. 
■91-11.  Mighill,  twin,  b.  14  Mar.,  1673-4;  m.  Sarah  Colman  (44-2). 

91-12.  Jonathan,  bp.  14  May,  1676;  d.  before  1718,  without  issue. 

91-13.  Ann,  b.  18  Feb.,  1677-8;  m.  Jeremiah  Nelson  (130-12). 

91-4.  John2  Hopkinson  ( Michael  91),  born  7:  11  mo.  1646;  mar¬ 
ried  8  June,  1670,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  John  Pearson  (140).  He 
died  29  May,  1704.  His  will,  dated  29  May,  1704,  mentions  wife, 
Elizabeth;  eldest  son,  Jeremiah;  youngest  son,  John,  under  age;  daugh¬ 
ters  Dorcas  Spolford,  Elizabeth  Jewett,  and  Ann,  under  age  (Essex 
Probate,  308:256).  His  widow  married  (2)  15  Nov.,  1715,  Daniel 
Wood  of  Boxford. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

91-14.  John, 3  b.  9  Nov.,  1673  ;  bur.  23  Nov.,  1674. 

91-15.  Dorcas,  b.  18:  12  mo.  1676;  m.  John  Spofford  (184-10). 

91-16.  Jeremiah,  b.  23  Dec.,  1678  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Hunt. 

91-17.  Elizabeth,  b.  5  Aug.,  1683;  m.  Daniel  Jewett  (103-10). 

91-18.  Ann,  b.  3  Mar.,  1687-8;  m.  Jonathan  Jewett  (103-11). 

91-19.  John,  b.  30  May,  1692;  m.  Mary  Wheeler  (215-17). 

91-5.  Caleb2  Hopkinson  ( Michael  91),  born  19:  12  mo.  1648; 
married  in  Bradford,  25  Nov.,  1679,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Nicholas  Wal¬ 
lingford  (207).  She  died  in  Bradford,  9  Feb.,  1682.  He  married  (2) 
in  Bradford,  12  June,  1701,  Sarah,  widow  of  John  Spofford  (184-2)  ; 
died  17  Apr.,  1721  (G.  S.  Bradford).  She  died  24  Oct.,  1732,  aged 
80  years  (G.  S.  Groveland). 

Child : 

91-20.  Caleb, 3  b.  in  Bradford,  7  Jan.,  1681  (Ct.  R.)  ;  m.  19  Dec.,  1705, 
Martha  Spofford  (184-14)  of  Bradford.  He  lived  in  Bradford  and 
died  there,  9  Nov.,  1730,  “by  the  turning  over  of  a  cart  on  him” 
(G.  S.  Groveland).  In  the  division  of  his  estate,  1732,  his  widow, 
Martha ;  eldest  son,  John,  sons  David,  Nathaniel,  Samuel,  Eben- 
ezer,  Caleb ;  daughter  Sarah,  wife  of  John  Huse ;  and  mother, 
Sarah  Hopkinson,  are  mentioned  (Essex  Probate,  13900).  His 
widow,  Martha,  m.  (2)  in  Bradford,  5  June,  1732,  Ebenezer  Kim¬ 
ball;  d.  22  May,  1735  (G.  S.  Groveland). 

91-11.  Mighill3  (Michael)  Hopkinson  ( Jonathan  91-2;  Michael 
91),  born  14  Mar.,  1673-4;  married  16  June,  1696,  Sarah,  daughter  of 
Tobia  Colman  (44).  She  died  9  Jan.,  1740-1.  He  married  (2)  3  Aug., 


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1741,  Widow  Elizabeth  Clark  of  Ipswich,  and  died  26  Feb.,  1750-1. 
She  died  27  June,  1757.  Her  personal  estate  was  divided,  4  June, 
1759;  her  son  Daniel  Clark  had  two  shares;  her  daughter  Elizabeth, 
widow  of  Ephraim  Dow,  had  one  share;  the  legal  representative  of 
daughter  Mary  Dorman,  deceased,  had  one  share  (Essex  Probate,  336: 
257). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

91-21.  Jeremiah, 4  b.  6  May,  1697. 

91-22.  Jonathan,  b.  28  July,  1698 ;  d.  30  July,  1699. 

91-23.  Moses,  b.  7  June,  1700;  m.  Mary  Cooper  (45-6). 

91-24.  Jonathan,  b.  20  Jan.,  1703-4. 

91-25.  Sarah,  b.  7  June,  1707;  m.  15  July,  1725,  Stephen  Morse  of  Newbury. 

91-16.  Jeremiah3  Hopkinson  ( John  91-4;  Michael  91),  born  23 
Dec.,  1678;  married,  in  Concord,  9  June,  1705,  Elizabeth  Hunt  of 
Concord.  She  died  6  Feb.,  1725-6.  He  married  (2)  20  May,  1728, 
Margaret,  widow  of  Jacob  Barker  (13-24).  She  died  26  Apr.,  1742. 
He  married  (3)  11  Jan.,  1742-3,  Martha  (Smith)  Woodberry,  widow 
of  Samuel  Woodberry. 

He  died  12  Sept.,  1768  (Ch.  R.).  His  will,  dated  8  May,  1761, 
mentions  wife,  Martha;  daughters  Hannah  Whitaker,  Elizabeth  Main, 
Mary  Lamson  who  is  to  have  more  than  her  sister  for  not  calling  for 
her  share  of  the  estate  that  came  from  her  grandmother  Hunt,  Rebecca 
Davis,  and  Mercy  Hopkinson,  “who  in  wise  providence  is  not  capable 
of  governing  herself/5  Jacob  Barker  named  executor.  24  Oct.,  1768, 
David  Whitaker  was  appointed  administrator  cum  testamento  annexo 
as  Jacob  Barker  had  removed  to  “Nova  Scotia  and  not  like  to  return 
here  again55  (Essex  Probate,  345:111).  His  widow,  Martha,  died  24 
Jan.,  1783,  aged  98  years. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

91-26.  Hannah, 4  b.  25  Jan.,  1707 ;  m.  David  Whitaker. 

91-27.  Elizabeth,  b.  6  Apr.,  1709 ;  m. - Main. 

91-28.  Mary,  b.  27  Mar.,  1711 ;  m.  -  Lamson. 

91-29.  Rebecca,  b.  26  Jan.,  1713-4 ;  m.  6  Jan.,  1730-1,  Peter  Davis  of  Concord. 
91-30.  Mercy,  bp.  —  May,  1716;  d.  1716. 

91-31.  Mercy,  b.  26  May,  1718. 

91-32.  Nehemiah,  bp.  11  Sept.,  1720;  d.  24  Sept.,  1720. 

91-33.  Jeremiah,  b.  9  Aug.,  1722;  d.  13  Aug.,  1743  (Ch.  R.)  ;  unm. 

91-19.  John3  Hopkinson  (John  91-4;  Michael  91),  born  30  May, 
1692;  married  12  Feb.,  1712-3,  Mary,  daughter  of  Jonathan  Wheeler 
(215-4). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

91-34.  John, 4  b.  25  Mar.,  1714 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  9  Mar.,  1737-8,  Elizabeth 
Noyes. 

91-35.  Jonathan,  b.  10  Feb.,  1716-7  ;  m.  in  Haverhill,  28  Mar.,  1738,  Mar¬ 
garet  Burbank  (31-27).  He  was  then  of  Newbury.  His  son, 
Joshua, s  d.  in  Rowley,  6  Aug.,  1748,  aged  1  mo.  19  d.  (Sec.  Ch.  R.). 

91-36.  Mary,  bp.  7  Jan.,  1727-8  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

91-37.  Samuel,  bp.  5  Jan.,  1734-5  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 


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91-23.  Moses4  Hopkinson  (Mighill  91-11;  Jonathan  91-2;  Michael 
91),  born  7  June,  1700;  married  5  Nov.,  1734,  Mary,  daughter  of 
Samuel  Cooper  (45-2).  He  died  14  Aug.,  1755  (Ch.  R.).  She  died 
26  Oct.,  1773. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

91-38.  Moses, s  d.  30  June,  1736  (Ch.  R.). 

91-39.  Moses,  bp.  6  Feb.,  1736-7  ;  m.  Sarah  Wood  (220-60). 

91-39.  Moses5  Hopkinson  (Moses  91-23;  Mighill  91-11;  Jonathan 
91-2;  Michael  91),  baptized  6  Feb.,  1736-7;  married  (int.  9  Mar., 
1757)  Sarah,  daughter  of  Thomas  Wood  (220-53).  He  died  18  Dec., 
1761  (Ch.  R.).  His  widow,  Sarah,  married  (2)  James  Cressey  (48-28). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

91-40.  Mary, 6  bp.  2  Apr.,  1758. 

91-41.  Elizabeth,  b.  about  1760;  m.  Moses  Chaplin  (37-50). 

HORROK 

92.  Dammars1  Horrok,  “buried  the  twentie  second  of  the  twelfth 
moneth  (Feb.)  1663”  (Rowley  R.).  No  record  is  found  of  age,  sex, 
or  condition. 


HORSLEY 

93.  Joseph1  Horsley  is  mentioned,  17  Feb.,  1668,  in  connection 
with  a  lot  of  land  in  Rowley,  and  later  as  “in  ye  war”  (Rowley  R.). 
He  married  6  Apr.,  1671,  Mary,  widow  of  Mighill  Cressey  (47)  ;  died 
30  Mar.,  1699.  She  died  7  May,  1707.  See  Mighill  Cressey  (47), 
note. 

By  deed,  dated  11  Mar.,  1669-70,  Samuel  Stickney  conveyed  to  Joseph 
Horsley,  “bachelor,”  of  Rowley,  for  £40,  one  acre  and  one  half  of  land 
with  buildings,  orchard  and  fruit  trees  thereon,  bounded  east  on  the 
street,  south  on  land  and  household  of  Edward  Hazen,  west  on  a  swamp 
of  said  Hazen,  north  on  a  house  lot  once  belonging  to  John  Trumble, 
deceased;  said  parcel  was  first  laid  out  to  Thomas  Leaver  but  sold  to 
said  Stickney  by  William  Acy  (Essex  Deeds,  4  Ips. :  450).  This  lot 
is  the  southerly  portion  of  the  homestead  of  the  late  George  B.  Blodgette. 

B}^  deed,  dated  30  May,  1699,  Mary  Horsley,  and  Elizabeth  Horsley, 
daughter  of  said  Mary,  both  of  Rowley,  “being  heirs  to  ve  Estate  of 
Joseph  Horsley  of  Rowley,  deceased  sell  to  Michael  (Mighill)  Cressey 
son  of  said  Mary  &  brother  to  said  Elizabeth,  all  the  housing  &  lands 
with  all  ye  profits  &  priviledges  thereunto  belonging  wch  was  Joseph 
Horsley’s  in  Rowley.”  Acknowledged  4  July,  1710,  by  “Elizabeth  Hors¬ 
ley  now  Pinder”  (Essex  Deeds,  24:  221).  See  Thomas  Perley  (143) 
for  Lydia  Horsley. 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

93-1.  Elizabeth,  b.  18  June,  1672;  m.  Thomas  Finder  of  Ipswich.  She  is 
mentioned  in  the  will  of  her  uncle,  Joseph  Quilter  of  Ipswich, 
28  Jan.,  1723-4  (Essex  Probate,  315:  55). 


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HOWARD 

94.  John  Howard  was  living  in  Rowley,  2  Nov.,  1677,  and  was 
then  in  Daniel  Wicom’s  tithing-man’s  district.  Later  he  moved  into 
George  Kilbourne’s  district.  At  a  town  meeting,  19  June,  1684,  he 
was  chosen  to  “Ring  the  meeting  house  bell  vpon  Saboth  dayes  lecture 
dayes  and  other  publick  meting  dayes  and  to  sweep  the  meeting  house 
and  to  Ring  the  nine  of  clocke  bell  at  night,”  at  a  yearly  pay  of  four 
pounds.  His  name  appears  on  the  Rowley  tax-list  of  1691. 

HUNTER 

95.  Robert1  Hunter,  freeman  7  Oct.,  1640,  had  a  two-acre  house 
lot,  1643.  He  brought  with  him  his  wife,  Mary.  He  was  buried  5 : 
6  mo.  1647. 

His  will,  dated  5 :  6  mo.  1647,  mentions  wife,  Mary,  to  have  life 
use  of  house  and  lands;  remainder  over  to  Abel  Langley,  if  he  shall 
“settle  here  &  carry  ivell  towards  his  Dame”;  otherwise  for  the  use  of 
the  poor  of  Rowley.  To  Richard  Clark,  John  Dresser,  John  Burbank, 
William  Jackson,  Jane  Grant,  Sisley  Wood,  Margaret  Crosse,  Thomas 
Elethorp,  Edward  Sawyer,  Thomas  Tenney,  each  ten  shillings.  To 
William  Stickney,  twenty  shillings  and  “all  my  workiday  clothes.”  To 
Mrs.  Shove,  forty  shillings,  “which  I  desire  may  be  for  helping  her 
sonne  when  he  is  to  goe  to  Cambridg.”  To  John  Trumble,  twenty  shill¬ 
ings;  wife,  Mary,  executrix  (Essex  Deeds,  1  Ips. :  25).  See  Abel 
Langley  (113).  His  widow,  Mary,  was  buried  —  7  mo.  1654. 

HUTCHINS  HUTCHINGS  HOUCHINGS 

96.  William2  Hutchins,  son  of  John1  of  Newbury,  owned  land, 
in  1670,  on  which  he  lived,  in  that  part  of  Rowley  called  Merrimack 
Village,  afterward  Bradford  (Rowley  R.  1:  207).  He  is  mentioned, 
1671-2,  as  son-in-law,  in  the  will  of  Thomas  Hardy.  He  married  in 
Haverhill,  1  July,  1661,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Thomas  Hardy  (76).  She 
died  in  Bradford,  19  Sept.,  1684. 

Child  born  in  Haverhill : 

96  - 1.  William, 3  b.  21  Dec.,  1662 ;  d.  21  Dec.,  1662. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

96  -  2.  William,  b.  20  Nov.,  1664. 

96-3.  Joseph,  b.  20:  11  mo.  1666;  d.  in  Bradford,  28  Oct.,  1684. 

Born  in  Bradford  (Ct.  R.)  : 

96  -  4.  Benjamin,  b.  12  Jan.,  1668 ;  “killed  by  a  slead  going  over  him,”  4 
Apr.,  1676  (Bradford  R.). 

96  -  5.  Sarah,  b.  2  Sept.,  1671. 

96  -  6.  John,  b.  23  July,  1673  ;  m.  in  Bradford,  25  Dec.,  1693,  Elizabeth 
Haseltine  (84-6). 

96-7.  Mary,  b.  15  Apr.,  1676. 

96  -  8.  Benjamin,  b.  11  Apr.,  1679. 

96-9.  Thomas,  b.  27  Jan.,  1681;  d.  18  Feb.,  1681  (Bradford  R.). 

96-10.  Samuel,  b.  24  Jan.,  1683. 


166  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

JACKSON 

97.  William1  Jackson  had  an  acre  and  half  house  lot  on  Brad¬ 

ford  Street,  1643.  He  brought  with  him  his  wife,  Joan,  who  was  buried 
20  Nov.,  1680.  11  June,  1668,  he,  “husbandman”  of  Rowley,  gives 

to  his  son,  James  How,  Jr.,  land,  in  the  “Village”  (now  Boxford) 
(Essex  Deeds,  3  Ips.).  He  was  buried  5  May,  1688.  His  deed  of 
gift  to  his  children,  in  effect  a  will,  dated  6  Dec.,  1680,  mentions  him¬ 
self  as  “being  aged  and  decreped  in  body  &  haveing  lately  buryed  his 
deare  wife”;  John  Jackson,  “my  only  son  according  to  what  I  prom¬ 
ised  when  he  matched  with  Brother  Poore  his  daughter”;  John,  son 
of  son  John,  “that  child  which  he  had  by  Elizabeth  his  late  wife”; 
eldest  daughter,  Elizabeth;  daughter  Mary  Foster;  “son  John  Trumble, 
and  daughter  Deborah,  his  wife”  (Essex  Deeds,  4  Ips.:  398). 

Children : 

97-1.  John, 2  b.  in  England;  m.  Elizabeth  Poore. 

97-2.  Elizabeth,  b.  in  England  (see  will  of  Mr.  William  Bellingham  14)  ; 

m.  13  Apr.,  1658,  James  How,  Jr.,  of  Ipswich,  and  was  executed  as  a 
witch,  19  July,  1692. 

97-3.  Mary,  b.  8:  12  mo.  1639;  m.  William  Foster  (65). 

97-4.  Deborah,  b.  24:  11  mo.  1644;  m.  John  Trumble  (204-1). 

97- 1.  John2  Jackson  ( William  97),  horn  in  England;  married 
27:  2  mo.  1669,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  John  Poore  of  Newbury.  He 
was  before  the  church  for  Sabbath-breaking,  4  Feb.,  1671  (Ch.  R.). 
His  wife  was  going  to  visit  her  father  Poore  at  Newbury  Neck  and  got 
lost  on  Rowley  marshes,  in  spring  of  1671;  when  found  she  was  nearly 
frozen,  and  died  soon  after  (Ct.  R.  23:40).  He  died  23  Feb.  1718-9; 
or  it  may  have  been  his  son  who  died  at  that  time. 

Child : 

97- 5.  John, s  bp.  in  Rowley,  22  May,  1670 ;  prob.  d.  unm. 

JACKSON 

98.  Nicholas1  Jackson  had  an  acre  and  half  house  lot  in  the 
second  division,  about  1645.  He  married  —  5  mo.  1646,  Sarah  Riley, 
probably  sister  of  Henry  Riley  (158).  She  was  buried  12  Aug.,  1655. 
He  married  (2)  9  Dec.,  1656,  Elizabeth,  widow  of  Hugh  Chaplin  (37). 
She  died  12  June,  1694.  Pie  died  13  Feb.,  1697-8. 

We  find  no  record  of  relationship  to  William  Jackson  (97). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

98- 1.  Lydia, 2  b.  23:  4  mo.  1647;  m.  Tobia  Colman  (44). 

98-2.  Samuel,  b.  23  :  3  mo.  1649. 

98-3.  Jonathan,  b.  15:  7  mo.  1650;  m.  Hannah  Garfield. 

98-4.  Caleb,  b.  25  :  2  mo.  1652 ;  m.  Elizabeth  How. 

98- 3.  Jonathan2  Jackson  ( Nicholas  98),  born  15:  7  mo.  1650; 
married  6  Dec.,  1681,  Plannah  Garfield,  probably  of  Watertown.  They 
were  dismissed,  21  Jan.,  1710-11,  from  Rowley  Church  to  the  church 
in  Sudbury  (Ch.  R.). 


167 


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Children  born  in  Rowley : 

98  -  5.  Jonathans  b.  15  Aug-.,  1682  ;  bur.  9  Mar.,  1687. 

98  -  6.  Hannah,  b.  10  Oct.,  1684. 

98  -  7.  Lydia,  b.  4  Aug.,  1686 ;  dismissed,  21  Jan.,  1710-11,  from  Rowley 
Church  to  the  church  in  Sudbury  (Ch.  R.). 

98-8.  Mary,  b.  30  Aug.,  1688. 

98  -  9.  Jonathan,  b.  17  Jan.,  1691-2. 

98-10.  Sarah,  b.  7  Apr.,  1695. 

98-11.  Samuel,  b.  4  Mar.,  1696-7. 

98-12.  Daniel,  b.  11  Feb.,  1698-9. 

98-13.  Nathan,  b.  1  Jan.,  1701-2.  He  may  have  lived  in  Ipswich. 

98-14.  Joseph,  b.  21  Aug.,  1705. 

98-4.  Caleb2  Jackson  ( Nicholas  98),  born  25:  2  mo.  1652;  mar¬ 
ried  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  James,  Jr.,  and  Elizabeth  (Jackson  97-2) 
How  of  Ipswich.  She  was  born  in  Ipswich,  1  June,  1661,  and  died 
20  Apr.  1701.  He  died  10  Aug.,  1718.  His  will,  dated  6  Aug.,  1718, 
mentions  "son  Caleb  who  went  away  from  me  &  was  for  himself  att 
ye  age  of  fourteen  years”;  son  Joshua,  who  is  to  have  lands  "that  were 
my  father  Jacksons”;  daughters  Elizabeth,  "Mary  who  hath  lived  wth 
me  to  this  present  time,”  and  Abigail;  "lands  that  came  to  my  chil¬ 
dren  from  my  father  How”  (Essex  Probate,  312:  408). 

Children  born  in  Rowley  : 

98-15.  Elizabeth^  b.  29  Sept.,  1683  ;  d.  4  Dec.,  1772;  unm.  (Ch.  R.). 

98-16.  Mary,  b.  28  Nov.,  1685;  m.  -  Hovey ;  m.  (2)  Aquila  Jewett  (100- 

21). 

98-17.  Caleb,  b.  20  June,  1687;  m.  in  Ipswich,  9  July,  1719,  Mary  Averill 
of  Topsfield.  He  was  then  of  Ashford. 

98-18.  Samuel,  bp.  in  Topsfield,  5  May,  1689  ;  d.  young. 

98-19.  MERCYr,  bp.  in  Topsfield,  15  Nov.,  1691 ;  d.  young. 

98-20.  Abigail,  d.  22  Feb.,  1750-1;  unm.  (Linebrook  Ch.  R.). 

98-21.  Joshua,  b.  2  Sept.,  1696;  m.  Sarah  Abbott. 

98-22.  A  child,  d.  20  May,  1698. 

98-21.  Joshua3  Jackson  ( Caleb  98-4;  Nicholas  98),  born  2  Sept., 
1696,  married  in  Ipswich,  17  Apr.,  1728,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Nehemiah 
Abbott  of  Ipswich.  She  died  11  July,  1733.  He  married  (2)  3  Jan., 
1733-4,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Ezekiel  Sawyer  (164-7).  She  died  14 
Apr.,  1745.  He  died  9  May,  1745.  His  will,  dated  3  May,  1745, 
mentions  two  eldest  daughters,  Sarah  and  Mercy,  as  children  of  first 
wife;  two  youngest  daughters,  Hannah  and  Mehitable;  two  sons,  Joshua 
and  Caleb;  two  sisters,  Mary  and  Abigail  (Essex  Probate,  326:498). 

Children  born  in  Rowley  : 

98-23.  Sarah, 4  b.  13  Mar.,  1728-9 ;  m.  in  Topsfield,  7  Dec.,  1749,  Joseph 
Hale,  3rd,  of  Boxford ;  d.  in  Rowley,  24  Apr.,  1813. 

98-24.  Mercy,  b.  12  Feb.,  1730-1  ;  m.  4  Dec.,  1753;  John  Hovey,  Jr.,  of 
Boxford. 

98-25.  Joshua,  b.  20  June,  1733  ;  m.  Susannah  Holland. 

98-26.  Hannah,  b.  29  Oct.,  1735  ;  m.  24  June,  1762,  John  Dorman  of  Box¬ 
ford. 


168 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

98-27.  Caleb,  b.  24  May,  1738;  d.  13  June,  1752  (Ch.  R.). 

98-28.  A  son,  d.  8  Sept.,  1740  (Ch.  R.). 

98-29.  Mehitable,  b.  10  Jan.,  1741-2. 

98-30.  An  infant,  d.  9  Mar.,  1744-5  (Ch.  R.). 

98-25.  Joshua4  Jackson  ( Joshua  98-21;  Caleb  98-4;  Nicholas  98), 
born  20  June,  1733;  married  6  Nov.,  1753,  Susannah  Holland  of  Ips¬ 
wich.  He  married  (2)  in  Boxford,  1  Oct.,  1765,  Widow  Eunice  Dor¬ 
man  of  Boxford.  He  lived  in  Boxford  and  died  12  Sept.,  1808.  She 
died  in  Topsfield,  7  Apr.,  1813,  aged  78  years. 

Children  (Linebrook  Church  Record)  : 

98-31.  Caleb, 5  bp.  29  Sept.,  1754;  m.  in  Boxford,  20  Apr.,  1784,  Hannah 
Hale.  She  d.  14  May,  1843,  aged  84  years.  He  d.  in  Rowley,  24 
Feb.,  1844,  aged  89  years.  Both  bur.  in  Georgetown. 

98-32.  Marcy,  bp.  25  Nov.,  1759. 

98- 33.  Joshua,  bp.  2  May,  1762 ;  m.  21  Aug.,  1783,  Eleanor  Fiske  of  Ipswich, 

where  she  was  b.  28  Oct.,  1764. 

JARRAT 

99.  John1  Jarrat,  freeman  13  May,  1640,  had  a  two-acre  house 
lot,  1643.  He  was  buried  11 :  12  mo.  1647.  His  will,  dated  11 :  11  mo. 
1647,  gives  all  his  estate  to  wife,  Susannah,  except  £10  to  daughter 
Elizabeth  (Essex  Probate).  His  widow,  Susannah,  married  (2)  John 
Scales  (167). 

Child  of  record  in  Rowley : 

99- 1.  Elizabeth^  bur.  13  July,  1660. 

JEWETT 

100.  Dea.  Maximilian1  Jewett  was  the  second  son  of  Edward 
and  Mary  (Taylor)  Jewett*  of  Bradford,  West  Riding  of  Yorkshire, 
England.  He  came  to  Rowley,  Mass.,  with  the  Rev.  Ezekiel  Rogers, 
1639;  freeman,  13  May,  1640;  had  a  two-acre  house  lot,  1643,  on  Brad¬ 
ford  Street.  He  was  a  leading  man  in  town  affairs,  and  representa¬ 
tive  in  the  General  Court  many  times ;  was  one  of  the  first  two  deacons 
of  the  Rowley  Church,  ordained  3  Dec.,  1639.  He  brought  with  him 
wife  Ann,  who  was  buried  9  Nov.,  1667.  He  married  (2)  30  Aug., 
1671,  Ellen,  widow  of  John  Boynton  (22).  He  died  19  Oct.,  1684. 

*  Edward  Jewett  of  Bradford,  West  Riding  of  Yorkshire,  England,  clothier, 
married,  in  Bradford,  1  Oct.,  1604,  Mary,  daughter  of  William  Taylor.  His  will, 
dated  2  Feb.,  1614,  proved  by  his  widow,  12  July,  1615,  mentions  wife,  Mary, 
executrix;  sons  William,  Maximilian,  Joseph;  daughter  Sarah,  and  father-in-law 
William  Taylor. 

His  children  of  record  in  Bradford,  England: 

i.  William,  bp.  15  Sept.,  1605. 

ii.  Maximilian,  bp.  4  Oct.,  1607. 

iii.  Joseph,  bp.  31  Dec.,  1609. 

iv.  Sarah. 

And  perhaps  others  who  died  young.  (From  H.  G.  Somerby’s  notes.) 

A  boulder,  with  a  bronze  tablet  thereon,  was  placed  in  the  Rowley  cemetery, 
in  memory  of  Maximilian  (100)  and  Joseph  (101),  by  “The  Jewett  Family  of 
America,  Inc.,”  in  1912. 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

His  last  will  is  filed  in  the  office  of  the  Clerk  of  Courts,  Salem,  among 
the  Essex  Co.  Papers,  Yol.  43,  p.  46.  It  is  dated  8  Jan.,  1682  and 
17 :  8  mo.  1684,  and  mentions  wife  (unnamed) ;  a  marriage  contract, 
and  “her  son  John  Boynton”;  eldest  son,  Ezekiel,  to  be  executor;  son 
Joseph  to  have  the  homestead;  daughter  Anna  to  have  certain  lands 
for  life,  with  remainder  over  to  “her  son  Jonathan  Barker”;  daughter 
Mary  Hazeltine;  daughter  Elizabeth  Hazeltine;  daughter  Faith  Dowse; 
daughter  Sarah  Jewet  (Essex  Probate,  302:  121). 

His  widow,  Ellen,  married  (3)  in  Ipswich,  1  June,  1686,  Daniel 
Warner,  Sr.,  of  Ipswich,  and  died,  his  widow,  in  Rowley,  5  Aug.,  1689. 
Children  born  in  Rowley : 

100-1.  Ezekiel, 2  b.  5  :  1  mo.  1643;  m.  Faith  Parrat  (136-2). 

100-2.  Anna,  b.  26:  12  mo.  1644;  m.  Barzilla  Barker  (13-1). 

100-3.  Mary,  b.  18:  12  mo.  1646;  m.  David  Haseltine  (83-3). 

100-4.  Elizabeth,  b.  22  :  3  mo.  1650;  m.  Robert  Haseltine  (83-9). 

100-5.  Faith,  b.  8  Oct.,  1652;  m.  in  Newbury,  7  Jan.,  1677,  Samuel  Dowse 
of  Charlestown  (Essex  Deeds,  13:  202). 

100-6.  Joseph,  b.  about  1655;  m.  Rebecca  Law  (114-4). 

100-7.  Sarah,  b.  17  :  1  mo.  1658 ;  bur.  19  June,  1660. 

100-8.  Sarah,  b.  about  1660;  m.  Jeremiah  Ellsworth  (64). 

100-9.  Priscilla,  b.  19  May,  1664 ;  bur.  5  Sept.,  1664. 

100-1.  Dea.  Ezekiel2  Jewett  ( Dea .  Maximilian  100),  born  5: 

1  mo.  1643;  married  26  Feb.,  1663-4,  Faith,  daughter  of  Dea.  Francis 
Parrat  (136).  She  died  15  Oct.,  1715  (0.  S.).  He  was  chosen  to 
succeed  his  father  as  deacon  of  Rowley  Church  and  ordained  24  Oct., 
1686.  He  married  (2)  23  Oct.,  1716,  Elizabeth,  widow  of  John  Jewett 
(103).  He  died  2  Sept.,  1723  (G.  S.).  His  will,  dated  16  Feb.,  1722-3, 
mentions  “my  now  wife,”  and  a  marriage  contract;  son  Francis  to  have 
“my  Bradford  land” ;  son  Thomas  “my  Boxford  land” ;  sons  Maximilian,  • 
Nathaniel,  Stephen;  daughters  Sarah  Bailey  and  Elizabeth  Nelson 
(Essex  Probate,  313:  723).  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  married  (4)  Ensign 
Andrew  Stickney  (189-6). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

100-10.  Francis, 3  b.  15  Mar.,  1664-5;  m.  Sarah  Hardy  (76-22). 

100-11.  Thomas,  b.  20  Sept.,  1666;  m.  Hannah  Swan  (193-15). 

100-12.  Ezekiel,  b.  24  July,  1668 ;  d.  soon. 

100-13.  Ezekiel,  b.  25  Oct.,  1669  ;  was  a  soldier  in  the  Canada  Expedition, 
1690 ;  prob.  d.  in  service. 

100-14.  Maximilian,  b.  5  Feb.,  1671-2;  m.  Sarah  - . 

100-15.  Ann,  b.  29  Sept.,  1673  ;  d.  11  Sept.,  1689;  unm. 

100-16.  Sarah,  b.  24  Nov.,  1675  ;  m.  Jonathan  Bailey  (10-9). 

100-17.  Elizabeth,  b.  29  Mar.,  1678;  m.  Isaac  Platts  (147-7). 

100-18.  Nathaniel,  b.  12  Feb.,  1681;  m.  Mary  Gage  (69-4). 

100-19.  Stephen,  b.  23  Feb.,  1682-3;  m.  Priscilla  Jewett  (100-22). 

100-6.  Ensign  Joseph2  Jewett  (Dea.  Maximilian  100),  born 
about  1655;  married  2  Mar.,  1676-7,  Rebecca,  daughter  of  William 


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Law  (114).*  She  died  26  Dec.,  1729,  in  her  74th  year  (G.  S.).  “Re¬ 
becca  Jewet,  wife  of  Ensign  Joseph  Jewet,  who  lay  long  in  a  sad  dis¬ 
consolate  condition,  but  was  (we  hope)  lifted  into  joy,  Decembr  27, 
1729”  (Ch.  R.).  He  married  (2)  in  Bradford,  20  Jan.,  1731-2,  Mary, 
widow  of  Nathaniel  Gage  (68-4).  The  record  of  his  death,  entered 
in  Rowley  Church  Record  by  the  Rev.  Jedidiah  Jewett  (100-65),  is  as 
follows:  “1735  My  Grandfather  Joseph  Jewet,  in  the  81  year  of  his 
age,  Oct.  29.”  The  town  record,  made  long  after,  has  the  year  1729. 

He  was  a  soldier  in  King  Philip’s  War,  1675-6  (Bodge).  See  Hist, 
and  Gen.  of  the  Jewetts  of  America,  1 :  25. 

Her  will,  dated  8  July,  1738,  proved  27  July,  1741,  mentions  her¬ 
self  as  “being  advanced  in  years  to  a  great  age”;  son  Nathaniel  Gage; 
son  John  Green  of  Bradford;  daughters  Elizabeth,  wife  of  Samuel 
Palmer  of  Bradford,  Mary,  wife  of  Benjamin  Thurston  of  Bradford 
(Essex  Probate,  324:  513). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

100-20.  Jonathan, 3  b.  11  Mar.,  1678-9;  m.  Mary  Wicom  (217-16). 

100-21.  Aquila,  b.  14  Sept.,  1684;  m.  Ann  Tenney  (195-10). 

100-22.  Priscilla,  b.  9  Aug.,  1687;  m.  Stephen  Jewett  (100-19). 

100-23.  Rebecca,  b.  24  July,  1693;  m.  Jeremiah  Burpee  (32-7). 

100-10.  Francis3  Jewett  (Dea.  Ezekiel  100-1;  Dea.  Maximilian 
100),  born  15  Mar.,  1664-5;  married  in  Bradford,  20  June,  1693, 
Sarah,  daughter  of  John  Hardy  (76-3).  He  was  dismissed,  19  June, 
1692,  from  Rowley  Church  to  the  church  in  Bradford  (Ch.  R.).  She 
died  3  Feb.,  1744  (G.  S.  Groveland).  He  died  in  Bradford,  19  Sept., 
1751  (G.  S.  Groveland).  His  will,  dated  18  Sept.,  1751,  mentions  sons 
Samuel,  Nathaniel,  who  is  executor;  daughters  Mary  Jewett,  Sarah 
Jewett,  and  Ann,  wife  of  Ephraim  Pemberton  (Essex  Probate,  330: 
285). 

Children  of  record  in  Bradford  : 

100-24.  Samuel,4  b.  26  Apr.,  1694 ;  m.  Ruth  Hardy. 

100-25.  James,  b.  16  Apr.,  1696 ;  d.  in  infancy. 

100-26.  Ann,  b.  24  Sept.,  1698 ;  m.  in  Bradford,  16  Apr.,  1737,  Ephraim 
Pemberton  of  Amesbury. 

100-27.  Mary,  b.  6  July,  1702;  d.  in  infancy. 

100-28.  Ezekiel,  b.  —  Apr.,  1704;  d.  4  Oct.,  1727  (G.  S.  Groveland). 

100-29.  Mary,  b.  20  Oct.,  1706. 

100-30.  Sarah,  b.  5  Oct.,  1708. 

100-31.  Nathaniel,  b.  20  Nov.,  1710;  m.  Susanna  Gooden. 

100-32.  James,  b.  26  Apr.,  1713  ;  not  mentioned  in  his  father’s  will,  1751. 
100-33.  Esther,  b.  9  Dec.,  1719;  d.  13  July,  1720. 

100-11.  Thomas3  Jewett  {Dea.  Ezekiel  100-1;  Dea.  Maximilian 
100),  born  20  Sept.,  1666;  married  18  May,  1692,  Hannah,  widow  of 

*  Gage,  in  his  History  of  Rowley,  1840,  assumed  the  husband  of  Rebecca  Law 
to  be  the  son  of  Joseph  Jewett  (101).  Among  many  proofs  that  he  was  son  of 
Maximilian  (100),  see  the  following  quotation  from  page  162  of  Rowley  “Book  of 
Grants,”  being  the  record  of  a  grant  of  land  “To  Joseph  Jewett  son  of  Maxemillian 
Jewett  in  1681  in  Dec.  as  a  right  that  he  had  by  his  wife  one  of  William  Laws 
daughters.  ...” 


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Richard  Swan  (193-15).  He  moved  to  Boxford,  about  1702;  Man. 
18,  1707  Brother  Thos.  Jewett  &  his  wife  were  dismissed  &  recomended 
to  ye  ch.  in  Boxford”  (Ch.  R.).  He  died  in  Boxford,  6  May,  1731 
(G.  S.  Boxford). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

100-34.  Ezekiel, 4  b.  12  Jan.,  1692-3  ;  m.  Martha  Thurston. 

100-35.  Faith,  b.  1  Dec.,  1694;  m.  in  Boxford,  10  May,  1716,  Matthew 
Bootman  of  Boxford;  d.  4  Mar.,  1717  (G.  S.  Boxford). 

100-36.  Mehitable,  b.  30  Mar.,  1698;  m.  Jonathan  Burpee  (32-12). 

100-37.  Hepsebah,  b.  1  Feb.,  1699-1700 ;  m.  in  Boxford,  18  Jan.,  1720-1, 
Jonathan  Kimball. 

100-38.  Sarah,  b.  4  June,  1702;  m.  in  Boxford,  9  Dec.,  1725,  Joseph  Conant 
of  Ipswich. 

100-14.  Dea.  Maximilian3  Jewett  (Dea.  Ezekiel  100-1;  Dea. 

Maximilian  100).  born  5  Feb.,  1671-2;  married  Sarah  - .  He  was 

dismissed  from  Rowley  Church,  15  Jan.,  1710-11,  to  the  church  in 
Byfield,  where  he  was  soon  elected  one  of  the  deacons.  His  home  was 
in  that  part  of  Byfield  Parish,  Rowley,  set  off  and  incorporated  as 
Georgetown,  1838.  His  death  is  not  recorded  in  Rowley.  Administra¬ 
tion  granted,  1730,  to  his  widow,  Sarah  (Essex  Probate,  318:  39). 
His  real  estate  was  divided,  23  Mar.,  1730-1;  to  Widow  Sarah;  eldest 
son,  Seth;  son  Jeremiah,  a  minor;  daughters  Hannah  Tenney,  Eliza¬ 
beth  Brown,  Sarah  Pickard,  Faith,  Hepsebah,  a  minor,  Ann,  a  minor 
(Essex  Probate,  319:  26). 

His  widow,  Sarah,  married  (2)  Capt.  Samuel  Pickard  (145-6). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

100-39.  Hannah, 4  b.  6  Apr.,  1699;  m.  23  Jan.,  1717-8,  John  Tenney  of  Brad¬ 
ford  ;  d.  in  Bradford  —  Mar.,  1802,  aged  103  years. 

100-40.  Elizabeth,  b.  3  Mar.,  1700-1;  m.  (int.  18  Oct.,  1722)  Caleb  Brown. 

100-41.  Seth,  b.  15  Oct.,  1704;  m.  (int.  12  Feb.,  1726-7)  Dorcas  Hardy,  of 
Bradford.  He  m.  (2)  in  Bradford,  6  Sept.,  1739,  Mehitable  Hardy 
of  Bradford.  She  d.  in  Tewksbury,  29  Sept.,  1759.  He  d.,  a 
soldier,  in  the  service,  at  Fort  William  Henry,  26  Oct.,  1756 
(Tewksbury  Ch.  R.). 

100-42.  Sarah,  b.  3  June,  1707;  m.  Joseph  Pickard  (145-26). 

100-43.  Faith,  b.  30  Apr.,  1710 ;  m.  30  Mar.,  1736,  Paul  Dodge  of  Ipswich. 
100-44.  Hepsibah,  b.  2  Nov.,  1712 ;  unm.,  1768. 

100-45.  Ann,  b.  17  July,  1715  ;  m.  23  Apr.,  1735,  Charles  Tuttle  of  Ipswich. 
100-46.  Jeremiah,  b.  11  Sept.,  1720 ;  m.  Elizabeth  Choate. 

100-18.  Nathaniel3  Jewett  (Dea.  Ezekiel  100-1;  Dea.  Maxi¬ 
milian  100),  born  12  Feb.,  1680-1;  married  15  Jan.,  1706-7,  Mary, 
daughter  of  Thomas  Gage  (69).  He  died  13  Dec.,  1751.  Administra¬ 
tion  granted  6  Apr.,  1752,  to  Widow  Sarah  Dickinson,  Stephen  Pingry 
and  Simon  Stickney  (Essex  Probate,  330:  381).  His  widow,  Mary, 
married  (2)  James  Barker  (13-28). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

100-47.  Sarah, 4  b.  24  Sept.,  1707  ;  d.  26  June,  1709. 

100-48.  Sarah,  b.  17  Aug.,  1710;  m.  Joseph  Dickinson  (54-20). 


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100-49.  Jane,  b.  3  Apr.,  1713;  m.  Stephen  Pingry  (146-7). 

100-50.  Johanna,  b.  7  Mar.,  1715-16;  d.  1  Jan.,  1728-9. 

100-51.  Mary,  b.  17  Apr.,  1718 ;  d.  8  Dec.,  1727. 

100-52.  Nathaniel,  b.  22  Dec.,  1720;  d.  12  Oct.,  1747  (Ch.  R.). 

100-53.  Faith,  b.  17  Apr.,  1723  ;  d.  9  Sept.,  1743  ;  unm. 

100-54.  Priscilla,  d.  2  Jan.,  1728-9. 

100-55.  Mary,  bp.  23  Mar.,  1728-9;  m.  Simon  Stickney  (189-59). 

100-19.  Stephen3  Jewett  ( Dea .  Ezekiel  100-1;  Dea.  Maximilian 
100),  born  23  Feb.,  1682-3;  married  12  July,  1708,  Priscilla,  daughter 
of  Ensign  Joseph  Jewett  (100-6).  She  died  27  Dec.,  1722  (G.  S.). 
He  married  (2)  (int.  28  Sept.,  1723)  Sarah  Trask  of  Beverly.  She 
died  3  Dec.,  1724,  in  her  49th  year  (G.  S.).  He  married  (3)  23  Nov., 
1725,  Widow  Lydia  (Thurston  199-1)  Rogers.  She  died  7  Sept.,  1754 
(G.  S.),  14  Sept.,  1754  (Ch.  R.). 

He  died  14  Jan.,  1771  (G.  S.).  His  will,  dated  21  Nov.,  1767,  men¬ 
tions  son  Eliphalet  to  be  executor  and  have  the  real  estate;  son  David, 
deceased,  “has  had  his  share  already,  except  twenty  shillings,  which 
I  give  to  his  six  children”  (unnamed) ;  six  children  of  son  Eliphalet, 
Stephen,  David,  Priscilla,  Phebe,  Joanna,  Sarah.  “Item  whereas  I 
have  heretofore  given  my  daughter  Phebe  Cooper,  deed.,  the  full  of 
her  portion  except  fourteen  pounds  lawfull  money  which  sum  I  give 
Priscilla  Ross  her  only  surviving  child  upon  this  condition  viz.  that 
she  and  her  husband  release  remise  and  forever  quit  claim  unto  my 
said  son  Eliphalet  Jewett  his  Heirs  and  assigns  forever  all  such  estate, 
Right,  Title  Interest  or  Demand  that  she  now  has  or  that  may  here¬ 
after  accrue  to  her  in  or  to  any  estate  that  was  formerly  Will™  Laws 
late  of  sd  Rowley  decd  by  virtue  of  any  Right  my  sd  decd  daughter 
had  or  ought  to  have  in  the  said  William’s  Estate  or  any  part  thereof” 
(Essex  Probate,  346:  511). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

100-56.  Phebe, 4  b.  2  Nov.,  1709;  m.  Moses  Cooper  (45-9). 

100-57.  Eliphalet,  b.  22  Jan.,  1711-2;  m.  Ruth  Pickard  (145-31). 

100-58.  David,*  b.  10  June,  1714 ;  m.  in  Lancaster. 

100-59.  Solomon,  b.  2  Sept.,  1716;  d.  6  July,  1723. 

100-60.  Rebecca,  b.  1  Feb.,  1718-9 ;  d.  2  Dec.,  1728. 

100-61.  Elizabeth,  b.  17  June,  1721 ;  d.  21  Nov.,  1728. 

100-62.  Priscilla,  b.  30  June,  1727,  d.  16  Dec.,  1728. 

100-20.  Jonathan3  Jewett  ( Ensign  Joseph  100-6;  Dea.  Maxi¬ 
milian  100),  born  11  Mar.,  1678-9;  was  a  tanner;  married  24  Jan., 
1699-1700,  Mary,  daughter  of  John  Wicom  (217-3).  She  died  21  Jan., 
1741-2,  in  Exeter,  N.  H.,  while  there  visiting.  He  married  (2)  in 
Newbury,  27  Dec.,  1742,  Rebecca  (Hale)  Poore,  widow  of  Jonathan 
Poore  of  Oldtown,  Newbury,  and  daughter  of  John  and  Sarah  (Jaques) 
Hale  of  Newbury,  where  she  was  born  18  Feb.,  1683-4.  His  home  was 

*  This  David  is  erroneously  mentioned  in  Bond’s  History  of  Watertown,  as  the 
Minister  of  New  London,  Conn.,  and  as  a  twin  with  Daniel.  The  entry  of  David’s 
birth  appears  twice  on  Rowley  record  of  births.  Gage,  in  his  compilation  of  the 
births  in  1837,  appears  to  have  read  the  second  entry  Daniel,  and  entered  them 
as  twins.  See  David  (101-81). 


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on  Bradford  Street.  In  Oct.,  1733,  he  was  assigned  a  share  in  “Narra- 
gansett  No.  One,  on  the  right  of  his  father  Joseph  Jewett.”  The  record 
of  his  death,  entered  in  the  church  record  by  the  Rev.  Jedidiah  Jewett, 
is  as  follows:  “1745  My  Father  Jonathan  Jewet,  July  26.” 

His  will,  dated  4  July,  1745,  mentions  sons  Joseph  and  Benjamin, 
who  are  to  have  lands  in  Nottingham,  N.  H. ;  Jedidiah,  Jacob,  Mark, 
James,  Moses;  daughters  Mehitable  Thurston,  Sarah  Hoyt  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate,  326:  342  and  Essex  Deeds,  94:  83).  His  widow,  Rebecca,  died 
16  Mar.,  1760  (G.  S.  Newbury). 

Children  born  in  Rowley: 

100-63.  Joseph, 4  b.  31  Dec.,  1700;  settled  in  Stratham,  N.  H.,  and  there 
m.  Anne  Wiggin,  dau.  of  Jonathan  and  Mary  Wiggin  of  Strat¬ 
ham.  He  d.  “24  May  1765”  (Rev.  Jed.  Jewett’s  Mem.  Book). 

100-64.  Benjamin,  b.  1  Apr.,  1703  ;  m.  18  Jan.,  1725-6,  Dorothy,  daughter 
of  Robert  and  Dorothy  (Smith)  Rogers.  She  was  b.  in  Rowley, 
26  Feb.,  1703-4.  Child  born  in  Rowley:  Mary, 5  b.  24  Nov.,  1726. 
They  moved  to  Stratham,  N.  H. 

100-65.  Jedidiah,  bp.  3  June,  1705 ;  m.  Elizabeth  Dummer. 

100-66.  Jacob,  b.  28  Jan.,  1707-8;  m.  Elizabeth  Northern!  (132-16). 

100-67.  Mehitable,  b.  19  July,  1710;  m.  5  May,  1731,  Richard  Thurston  of 
Newbury,  and  later  of  Rowley.  He  was  deacon  of  Rowley  Sec¬ 
ond  Church,  and  d.  12  July,  1782,  in  his  72nd  year  (G.  S.  George¬ 
town).  She  d.  18  May,  1789  (G.  S.  Georgetown). 

100-68.  Mark,  b.  15  Jan.,  1712-3;  m.  Mary  Chute  (39-19). 

100-69.  Moses,  b.  5  Nov.,  1715 ;  m.  in  Bradford,  17  Nov.,  1737,  Martha  Hale 
of  Bradford.  He  was  then  of  Exeter,  N.  H.  He  d.  “27  June 
1767”  (Rev.  Jed.  Jewett’s  Mem.  Book). 

100-70.  James,  bp.  29  June,  1718;  m.  Martha  Scott  (168-27). 

100-71.  Sarah,  bp.  7  Aug.,  1720;  m.  16  Apr.,  1741,  Joseph  Hoyt  of  Strat¬ 
ham,  N.  H. ;  d.  “in  May  1759  aged  39”  (Rev.  Jed.  Jewett’s  Mem. 
Book) . 

100-21.  Aquila3  Jewett  (Ensign  Joseph  100-6;  Dea.  Maximilian 
100),  born  14  Sept.,  1684;  married  23  Oct.,  1704,  Ann,  daughter  of 
Thomas  Tenney  (195-4).  She  died  6  Mar.,  1723  (G.  S.).  He  mar¬ 
ried  (2)  10  Mar.,  1723-4,  Martha,  daughter  of  Stephen  Pearson  (140- 
12).  She  died  26  Oct.,  1752.  He  married  (3)  22  May,  1753,  Widow 
Mary  (Jackson  98-16)  Hovey. 

He  died  24  Nov.  (26  Nov.  Ch.  R.),  1760.  His  will,  dated  6  Dec., 
1759,  mentions  wife,  Mary;  three  sons  at  Littleton,  William,  Ezra  and 
Abel,  have  had  their  portion;  three  eldest  daughters,  Mehitable,  Rachel 
and  Elizabeth;  daughters  Ann,  Bethiah  and  Priscilla;  sons  Stephen 
and  Amos;  grandson  Aquila  to  have  the  great  Bible;  son  Jeremiah  to 
have  the  residue  and  be  executor  (Essex  Probate,  337:  450). 

His  widow,  Mary,  died  27  Nov.,  1761.  Her  will,  dated  24  Feb.,  1761, 
mentions  cousin  Sarah  Ilsley;  cousin  Mercy  Hovey;  cousins  Joshua 
Jackson  and  Sarah  Hale;  cousin  Joseph  Hale,  3rd,  executor  (Essex 
Probate,  338:  422). 

Children  born  in  Rowley  : 

100-72.  William, 4  b.  15  July,  1705  ;  m.  8  June,  1727,  Hannah  Pickard  (145- 
28).  They  moved  to  Littleton  and  had  children  born  there. 


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100-73.  Mehitable,  bp.  8  Dec.,  1706;  m.  Ezekiel  Sawyer  (164-12). 

100-74.  Rachel,  b.  30  Jan.,  1708-9 ;  m.  13  Nov.,  1729,  Enoch  Dole.  They 
were  dismissed,  15  Oct.,  1749,  from  Rowley  Church,  to  Littleton. 

100-75.  Ezra,  b.  14  Oct.,  1710;  had  children  born  in  Littleton;  d.  in  West- 
ford,  16  Mar.,  1793. 

100-76.  Elizabeth,  b.  10  Sept.,  1712;  m.  17  May,  1733,  Isaac  Kimball  of 
Bradford. 

100-77.  Bethiah.  b,  11  July,  1715;  m.  8  Mar.,  1738-9,  William  Webster  of 
Haverhill.  She  was  dismissed,  1741,  from  Rowley  Church  to  the 
church  in  Haverhill. 

100-78.  Abel,  b.  10  Apr.,  1717;  m.  24  Jan.,  1739-40,  Mary  Pingry  (146-9)  ; 
resided  in  Littleton. 

100-79.  Amos,  b.  22  July,  1719;  m.  Jane  Tenney  (195-58). 

100-80.  Jeremiah,  b.  28  Feb.,  1722-3;  m.  Jane  Searle  (170-14). 

100-81.  Ann,  b.  6  Oct.,  1725 ;  m.  30  Dec.,  1742,  Ezekiel  Page  of  Haverhill. 

100-82.  Stephen,  b.  28  Dec.,  1727.  He  was  dismissed,  26  Nov.,  1749,  from 
Rowley  Church  to  the  church  in  Hollis,  N.  H. ;  m.  in  Hollis,  Han¬ 
nah  (Farwell)  Cummings,  a  widow,  and  d.  there  23  May,  1803. 

100-83.  Rebecca,  b.  27  Aug.,  1731 ;  d.  26  June,  1736. 

100-84.  Priscilla,  b.  21  May,  1733  ;  m.  Samuel  Dresser  (58-54). 

100-24.  Samuel4  Jewett  ( Francis  100-10;  Dea.  Ezekiel  100-1; 
Dea.  Maximilian  100),  born  in  Bradford,  26  Apr.,  1694;  married  23 
Oct.,  1718,  Ruth,  daughter  of  Jacob  Hardy  of  Bradford.  In  1748  he 
was  living  in  Nottingham  West  (the  present  Hudson),  N.  H.,  when  he 
sold  land  and  buildings  there.  In  Dec.,  1748  he  bought  land  in  Hollis, 
N.  H.,  where  he  resided  when  he  made  his  will.  His  will,  proved  28 
Nov.,  1753,  is  No.  1780,  N.  H.  Province  Probate  Files,  18 :  565. 

Children  of  record  in  Bradford  : 

100-85.  Lydia, s  b.  14  Aug.,  1719. 

100-86.  Jacob,  b.  10  Apr.,  1721 ;  d.  22  May,  1725. 

100-87.  James,  b.  6  Aug.,  1722. 

100-88.  Ruth,  b.  7  or  17  May,  1723  or  1724. 

100-89.  Samuel,  b.  30  Dec.,  1725. 

100-90.  Jacob,  b.  7  Aug.,  1727  ;  d.  3  Nov.,  1727. 

100-91.  Sarah,  b.  25  Jan.,  1728-9 ;  d.  19  May,  1736. 

100-92.  Mehitable,  b.  5  Dec.,  1730. 

100-93.  Jacob,  b.  24  July,  1732;  d.  25  May,  1736. 

100-94.  Esther,  bp.  31  Mar.,  1734;  d.  3  June,  1736. 

100-95.  Ezekiel,  b.  28  May,  1736. 

100-96.  Sarah,  b.  10  June,  1738. 

100-97.  Esther,  b.  30  June,  1740. 

100-974.  Hannah,  mentioned  in  will. 

100-31.  Nathaniel4  Jewett  ( Francis  100-10;  Dea.  Ezekiel  100-1; 
Dea.  Maximilian  100),  born  in  Bradford,  20  Nov.,  1710;  married  25 
Dec.,  1734,  Susanna  Gooden  (Goodwin)  of  Bradford.  They  were  dis¬ 
missed,  23  Mar.,  1764,  from  the  church  in  East  Parish,  Bradford,  now 
Groveland,  to  the  Congregational  Church  in  Hollis,  N.  H.  She  died 
in  Hollis,  25  May,  1790. 


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He  died  in  Hollis,  5  Oct.,  1791.  His  will,  dated  6  Apr.,  1787,  men¬ 
tions  himself  as  “of  Hollis  in  the  County  of  Hillsborough  &  State  of 
Hew  Hampshire,  Husbandman”;  wife,  Susanna;  daughter  Hannah, 
wife  of  Lemuel  Hardy;  son  Jacob  Jewett;  daughter  Susanna,  wife  of 
Richard  Pierce;  daughter  Rebecca,  wife  of  Isaac  Stearns;  daughter 
Esther  Jewett;  daughter  Phebe  Jewett;  son  Ebenezer  Jewett  to  have 
homestead  and  be  executor  (Hillsborough  Probate  at  Nashua,  N.  H.). 

Children  of  record  in  Bradford : 

100  -  98.  Hannah, 5  b.  12  Sept.,  1735  ;  m.  Lemuel  Hardy. 

100  -  99.  Jacob,  b.  7  Sept.,  1736. 

100-100.  Esther,  b.  18  Dec.,  1737  ;  unm.  6  Apr.,  1787. 

100-101.  Mary,  bp.  21  Oct.,  1739  ;  d.  soon. 

100-102.  Mary,  bp.  21  Sept.,  1740;  d.  12  Dec.,  1747  (G.  S.  Groveland). 
100-103.  Susannah,  b.  7  Apr.,  1742;  m.  Richard  Pierce. 

100-104.  Rebecca,  b.  27  May,  1744 ;  m.  Isaac  Stearns. 

100-105.  Ebenezer,  b.  6  Nov.,  1745. 

100-106.  Phebe,  b.  30  May,  1747  ;  unm.  6  Apr.,  1787. 

100-107.  Mary,  b.  19  June,  1750. 

100-34.  Ezekiel4  Jewett  ( Thomas  100-11;  Dea.  Ezekiel  100-1; 
Dea.  Maximilian  100),  born  in  Rowley,  12  Jan.,  1692-3;  married  in 
Newbury,  9  Jan.,  1718-19,  Martha,  daughter  of  Daniel  and  Mary 
(Dresser  58-7)  Thurston  of  Newbury,  where  she  was  born  27  Nov., 
1699. 

His  will,  dated  31  Mar.,  1775,  proved  7  Nov.,  1775,  mentions  him¬ 
self  as  of  Boxford;  wife,  Martha;  sons  Ezekiel,  Stephen,  Jonathan 
and  Rev.  David;  daughters  Martha  Brown,  Hephzibah  Chaplin  and 
her  children  (unnamed) ;  Hannah  Wood’s  children  (unnamed)  ;  Sarah 
Hale;  Lydia,  wife  of  Elknan  Winchester;  four  children  of  son  Thomas, 
deceased,  Daniel,  Hannah  Snow,  Sarah  Poor,  and  Enoch;  “trusty 
friend”  Joseph  Hale,  Jr.,  of  Boxford,  executor  (Essex  Probate,  351: 
375). 

Children  born  in  Boxford : 

100-108.  Thomas, s  b.  20  Mar.,  1720;  m.  in  Groton,  2  Apr.,  1743  or  4,  Martha 
Hale. 

100-109.  Hannah,  b.  15  Mar.,  1720-1 ;  m.  in  Rowley,  27  Nov.,  1745,  Solomon 
Wood,  “both  of  Boxford”  (Rowley  R.). 

100-110.  Mary,  b.  7  Feb.,  1723. 

100-111.  Hepsibah,  b.  6  Oct.,  1724;  m.  John  Chaplin  (37-18). 

100-112.  Martha,  b.  22  Feb.,  1725-6;  m.  John  Brown  (30-40). 

100-113.  Ezekiel,  b.  22  Feb.,  1727;  settled  in  Rindge,  N.  H. 

100-114.  Daniel,  b.  12  Nov.,  1729. 

100-115.  Lydia,  b.  15  Aug.,  1733;  m.  in  Rowley,  9  Apr.,  1761,  Elkanan 
Winchester  of  Brookline. 

100-116.  Sarah,  b.  3  Dec.,  1735  ;  m.  (int.  in  Boxford,  20  Dec.,  1766)  Moses 
Hale. 

100-117.  Stephen,  b.  6  Feb.,  1737  ;  settled  in  Rindge,  N.  H. 

100-118.  Jonathan,  b.  12  Mar.,  1739  ;  m.  (int.  in  Boxford,  21  Nov.,  1761) 
Martha  Belcher  of  Wrentham ;  settled  in  Rindge,  N.  H. 


176  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

100-119.  David,  b.  6  Nov.,  1743;  Harvard  Coll.,  1769  ;  m.  in  Rowley,  31  Oct., 
1771,  Phebe,  dau.  of  Dea.  Richard  Thurston  of  Rowley,  where 
she  was  born  14  Dec.,  1741.  He  was  a  Congregational  Minister; 
settled,  1771,  in  Candia,  N.  H.,  and  in  1781  in  Winthrop,  Me., 
wrhere  he  d.  28  Feb.,  1783.  His  widow,  Phebe,  m.  (2)  Col. 
Daniel  Spofford  (184-35). 

100-46.  Jeremiah4  Jewett  {Dea.  Maximilian  100-14;  Dea.  Eze¬ 
kiel  100-1;  Dea.  Maximilian  100),  born  11  Sept.,  1720;  married  (int. 
in  Ipswich,  27  Mar.,  1742)  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Samuel  Choate  of 
Ipswich  (Choate  Gen.).  His  will,  dated  7  June,  1785,  proved  3  Oct., 
1785,  mentions  wife,  Elizabeth;  sons  Jeremiah,  Seth,  Maximilian  and 
Samuel;  daughters  Elizabeth  Webber,  Ann  Morse  (Essex  Probate, 
358:  32). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

100-120.  Maximilian, s  b.  23  Feb.,  1743;  m.  Molly  Pearson. 

100-121.  Jeremiah,  b.  10  Jan.,  1744-5  ;  m.  Sarah  Jackman. 

100-122.  Samuel,  b.  11  Mar.,  1746-7 ;  m.  Miriam  Pool. 

100-123.  Elizabeth,  b.  5  Jan.,  1749-50 ;  m.  19  May,  1774,  Richard  Webber. 
100-124.  Seth,  twin,  b.  22  Feb.,  1753  ;  d.  21  Mar.,  1753. 

100-125.  Ann,  twin,  b.  22  Feb.,  1753  ;  m.  in  Newbury,  15  Oct.,  1778,  John 
Morse  of  Chester,  N.  H. 

100-126.  Seth,  b.  31  Jan.,  1756;  m.  Abigail  Balch. 

100-127.  William,  b.  15  Oct.,  1760;  d.  25  June,  1761. 

100-57.  Eliphalet4  Jewett  {Stephen  100-19;  Dea.  Ezekiel  100- 
1;  Dea.  Maximilian  100),  born  22  Jan.,  1711-2;  married  27  Feb.,  1733- 
4,  Ruth,  daughter  of  Jonathan  Pickard  (145-12).  She  died  18  Sept., 
1750  (G.  S.).  He  married  (2)  20  June,  1751,  Sarah,  daughter  of 
William  Gage  (69-2).  She  died  16  Sept.,  1786.  He  died  30  Oct., 
1789  (G.  S.). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

100-128.  Sarah, 5  bp.  20  Apr.,  1735  ;  d.  27  Apr.,  1735. 

100-129.  Priscilla,  b.  12  Aug.,  1736;  d.  18  Sept.,  1805;  unm. 

100-130.  Jonathan,  b.  23  Sept.,  1738  ;  d.  24  Sept.,  1747. 

100-131.  Phebe,  b.  13  Apr.,  1741;  m.  Nathaniel  Bradstreet  (25-55). 

100-132.  Stephen,  b.  28  Nov.,  1743 ;  m.  Elizabeth  Little. 

100-133.  David,  b.  31  May,  1746;  m.  Elizabeth  Goodwin. 

100-134.  Johanna  (Hannah),  b.  8  Mar.,  1748-9;  m.  Amos  Dresser  (58-103). 
100-135.  Nathan,  bp.  20  May,  1753  :  d.  6  June,  1753. 

100-136.  Sarah,  b.  2  Aug.,  1754;  m.  Moses  Hobson  (89-56). 

100-65.  Rev.  Jedidiah4  Jewett  {Jonathan  100-20;  Ensign  Joseph 
100-6;  Dea.  Maximilian  100),  baptized  3  June,  1705;  Harvard  Col¬ 
lege,  1726;  fifth  Minister  of  the  First  Church  in  Rowley,  ordained  19 
Nov.,  1729.  He  married,  in  Newbury,  11  Nov.,  1730,  Elizabeth,  only 
child  of  Richard  and  Dorothy  (Light)  Dummer  (60-4),  of  Newbury. 
She  was  born  in  Newbury,  7  Dec.,  1713,  and  died  14  Apr.,  1764.  He 
married  (2)  29  Oct.,  1765,  Elizabeth,  widow  of  the  Rev.  Joseph  Par¬ 
sons  of  Bradford  and  daughter  of  Rev.  Daniel  Greenleaf.  She  had 
married,  first,  David  Bacon;  (2)  Joseph  Scott;  (3)  Rev.  Joseph  Par- 


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sons.  He  died  8  May,  1774,  in  the  forty-fifth  year  of  his  ministry 
(Monument).  His  will  was  proved  28  June  1774  (Essex  Probate, 
350:  324). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

100-137.  Dummer,5  b.  25  Apr.,  1732  ;  m.  Mary  Stamford. 

100-138.  Paul.  bp.  16  June,  1734;  d.  28  June,  1734  (Ch.  R.). 

100-139.  Dorothy,  b.  2  May,  3  736 ;  m.  18  Jan.,  1753,  Dr.  John  Calef  of 
Ipswich. 

100-140.  An  infant,  d.  2  June,  1738  (Ch.  R.). 

100-141.  An  infant,  d.  23  Apr.,  1740  (Ch.  R.). 

100-66.  Jacob4  Jewett  ( Jonathan  100-20;  Ensign  Joseph  100-6; 
Dea.  Maximilian  100),  born  28  Jan.,  1707-8;  married  21  Dec.,  1732, 
Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Capt.  Ezekiel  Northend  (132-6).  She  died  17 
Sept.,  1741  (G-.  S.).  He  married  (2)  2  Feb.,  1741-2,  Bethiah,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  John  Boynton  (22-12).  He  died  26  May,  1774  (G-.  S.),  27 
May  (T.  R.).  His  will  was  proved  26  July,  1774  (Essex  Probate,  350: 
383).  His  widow,  Bethiah,  died  14  Sept.,  1780. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

100-142.  Jonathans  b.  7  July,  1745  ;  d.  16  July,  1745. 

100-143.  Jacob,  b.  2  Jan..  1746-7;  m.  Elizabeth  Northend  (132-34). 

100-144.  Joseph,  b.  19  Feb.,  1748-9;  m.  Widow  Hannah  Gage  (69-34). 
100-145.  Samuel,  b.  10  June,  1752. 

100-68.  Mark4  Jewett  ( Jonathan  100-20;  Ensign  Joseph  100-6; 
Dea.  Maximilian  100),  born  15  Jan.,  1712-3;  married  before  1737, 
Mary,  daughter  of  Dea.  James  Chute  (39-5).  They  moved  to  Enfield, 
N.  H.,  and  joined  the  “Shaking  Quakers.”  Mark  Jewett  and  Mary, 
his  wife,  having  removed  from  town  without  any  dismission  from  the 
church,  a  letter  was  sent  them,  Aug.,  1783,  to  learn  about  it.  26  July, 
1784,  the  Pastor  received  a  letter,  in  answer,  from  Mark  Jewett  and 
Mary,  his  wife,  dated  “Enfield  June  9  1784,”  as  to  their  conduct  in 
“turning  Shaking  Quakers.”  16  Aug.,  1786,  another  letter  was  sent  to 
Mark  Jewett  and  wife,  about  their  errors  (Ch.  R.).  At  a  meeting  of 
the  Rowley  Church,  11  Mar.,  1787,  the  written  confession  of  Mary 
Jewett,  widow  of  Mark  Jewett,  was  read.  She  confessed  her  sin  of 
joining  the  “Shaking  Quakers.”  The  church  voted  themselves  satisfied 
with  her  confession  and  she  was  restored  (Ch.  R.). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

100-146.  Moses, 5  b.  29  Jan.,  1736-7. 

100-147.  Mary,  b.  18  Jan.,  1737-8. 

100-148.  Katherine,  bp.  30  Mar.,  1740. 

100-149.  James,  bp.  4  Apr.,  1742;  d.  6  June,  1743. 

100-150.  Ruth,  b.  17  Apr.,  1744. 

100-151.  James,  b.  7  July,  1746. 

100-152.  An  infant,  d.  26  Sept.,  1747. 

100-153.  Mehitable,  b.  5  Dec.,  1749;  d.  19  Feb.,  1753. 

100-154.  Elizabeth,  b.  20  Mar.,  1750-1. 

100-155.  Mehitable,  bp.  10  Feb.,  1754. 


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100-70.  James4  Jewett  ( Jonathan  100-20;  Ensign  Joseph  100-6; 
Dea.  Maximilian  100),  baptized  29  June,  1718;  married  14  Nov.,  1744, 
Martha,  daughter  of  Joseph  Scott  (168-11).  They  moved  to  Newbury, 
1748.  He  died  in  Newburyport,  3  May,  1790.  His  will,  dated  19  Feb., 
1790,  mentions  wife,  Martha;  sons  Joseph,  Caleb  and  James  Jewett; 
children  (unnamed)  of  deceased  son,  Jonathan  Jewett;  children  (un¬ 
named)  of  deceased  daughter,  Sarah  Boardman;  daughters  Mary 
Jewett,  Hannah  Jewett  and  Susanna  Gage  (Essex  Probate,  361:  48). 
His  widow,  Martha,  died  at  the  home  of  her  son,  Caleb,  in  Gorham, 
Me.,  16  Mar.,  1801  (Hist,  of  Gorham). 

Children  born  in  Rowley: 

100-156.  Sarah, s  b.  26  Oct.,  1745  ;  m.  20  Nov.,  1777,  Capt.  Jacob  Boardman 
of  Newburyport  (Newburyport  R.). 

100-157.  Jonathan,  b.  29  Apr.,  1748;  m.  (int.  in  Newburyport,  26  May, 
1770)  Anna  Titcomb,  of  Newburyport.  “My  brother  Jonathan 
sailed  the  26  day  of  Feb.,  1782,  in  the  ship  Scarborough  20  guns 
40  men  and  was  never  heard  from  at  al”  (Rev.  Caleb  Jewett’s 
Diary).  His  widow,  Anna,  m.  (2)  8  Dec.,  1788,  Samuel  Pils- 
bury,  Jr.,  of  Newburyport 

Born  in  Newbury : 

100-158.  Joseph,  b.  9  Feb.,  1749;  moved  to  Portland,  Me.,  where  he  d. 
17  July,  1796. 

100-159.  Mary,  b.  28  Mar.,  1751;  m.  in  Newburyport,  20  June,  1793,  John 
Deane,  Esq.,  of  Standish,  Me.  (Newburyport  R.). 

100-160.  Caleb,  b.  15  Sept.,  1753  (Bowdoin  Coll.  R.)  ;  Dartmouth  Coll.,  1776; 

m.  —  Nov.,  1783,  Elizabeth  Bacon,  of  Bradford;  ordained,  Nov., 
1783,  Pastor,  Congregational  Church,  Gorham,  Me.,  where  he  d. 
16  Apr.,  1802. 

100-161.  Martha,  b.  15  Feb.,  1755  ;  d.  —  Oct.,  17 — ;  unm.  (G.  S.  Newbury¬ 
port)  . 

100-162.  James,  b.  9  May,  1757  ;  moved  to  Portland  (then  Falmouth),  Me., 
in  1784;  d.  in  Portland,  16  Sept.,  1843. 

100-163.  Hannah,  b.  27  Jan.,  1759  ;  moved  to  Standish,  Me. 

100-164.  Susanna,  bp.  in  Newburyport  (Old  So.  Ch.  R.),  20  July,  1760; 

m.  in  Newburyport,  30  Aug.,  1783,  Jonathan  Gage  (Newbury¬ 
port  R. ) . 

100-79.  Elder  Amos4  Jewett  ( Aquila  100-21;  Ensign  Joseph 
100-6;  Dea.  Maximilian  100),  born  22  July,  1719;  married  1  Nov., 
1744,  Jane,  daughter  of  William  Tenney  (195-29)  ;  was  “Ruling 
Elder”  of  the  church  in  Linebrook  Parish,  Rowley.  He  died  1791. 
Administration  granted,  3  July,  1792,  to  John  Whipple,  3rd,  with  John 
Hole  and  Jonathan  Todd  sureties  on  his  bond  (Essex  Probate,  362: 
135).  See  Amos  Jewett  (103-47). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

100-165.  Aquila, s  b.  20  Sept.,  1745;  d.  6  May,  1747. 

100-166.  Mehitable,  b.  25  Mar.,  1747  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  14  Aug.,  1777,  George 
Abbot,  of  Ipswich.  He  d.  23  May,  1778  (Linebrook  Ch.  R.). 
She  m.  (2)  Joshua  Burpee  (32-48).  See  Jacob  Jewett  (100-143). 

100-167.  Jane,  b.  4  Aug.,  1750;  m.  (int.  19  Dec.,  1781)  John  Whipple  of 
Ipswich;  d.  20  Oct.,  1841  (Dr.  Joshua  Jewett’s  Diary). 

100-168.  Rebekah,  b.  17  Dec.,  1753  ;  d.  31  Dec.,  1753. 


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100-169.  Amos,  b.  31  July,  1755;  Rev.  soldier;  d.  28  Dec.,  1775  (G.  S.  Line- 
brook),  “very  suddenly  in  the  army”  (Linebrook  Cli.  R.)  ;  unm. 

100-80.  Dea.  Jeremiah4  Jewett  ( Aquila  100-21;  Ensign  Joseph 
100-6;  Dea.  Maximilian  100),  born  28  Feb.,  1722-3;  married  26  Nov., 
1747,  Jane,  daughter  of  William  Searle  (170-5).  He  was  deacon  of 
Rowley  Church.  He  died  3  Dec.,  1809.  His  will,  dated  29  Aug.,  1804, 
mentions  wife,  Jane;  son  Jeremiah;  daughters  Phebe,  wife  of  Capt. 
William  Tenney,  Sarah  Jewett,  Elizabeth,  wife  of  Thomas  Tenney, 
Eunice,  wife  of  Jonathan  Taylor,  Lois  Jewett,  Mary  Searle,  Susanna, 
wife  of  Josiah  Grover,  and  Rhoda,  wife  of  Moses  Witcher;  son  Jonathan 
Taylor,  executor  (Essex  Probate,  378:  512).  His  widow,  Jane,  died 
18  July,  1815. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

100-170.  William, s  bp.  11  Sept.,  1748  ;  blind  from  birth;  Baptist  Clergy¬ 
man  ;  d.  18  Apr.,  1802. 

100-171.  Caleb,  13  July,  1750;  d.  22  Apr.,  1722,  “drowned  at  sea”  (Ch. 
R.)  ;  unm. 

100-172.  Phebe,  b.  29  Mar.,  1752;  m.  28  Mar.,  1776,  William  Tenney,  Jr., 
of  Hollis,  N.  H. 

100-173.  Sarah,  b.  12  Nov.,  1753  ;  d.  12  June,  1852  (G.  S.)  ;  unm.  Her  will 
was  dated  5  Dec.,  1842  (Essex  Probate,  416:  408). 

100-174.  Jane,  b.  11  Oct.,  1755  ;  d.  20  Oct.,  1773  ;  unm. 

100-175.  Jeremiah,  b.  24  Dec.,  1757  ;  m.  (int.  23  Dec.,  1796)  Tempe(rance) 
Dodge.  He  was  a  physician  in  Barnstead,  N.  H.,  where  he  d. 
22  Apr.,  1836.  Rev.  soldier. 

100-176.  Elizabeth,  b.  20  or  21  Mar..  1760;  m.  Thomas  Tenney  (195-81). 

100-177.  Eunice,  b.  30  Dec.,  1761;  m.  (int.  12  May,  1788)  Jonathan  Taylor 
of  Amherst,  N.  H. ;  residence,  Rowley,  where  she  d.  1  Apr.,  1842. 
He  d.  in  Rowley,  8  Jan.,  1825,  aged  70  years. 

100-178.  Lois,  b.  22  Jan.,  1764;  d.  6  Apr.,  1842;  unm.  (G.  S.). 

100-179.  Mary,  b.  3  May,  1767  ;  m.  Stephen  Searle  (170-46). 

100-180.  Susannah,  b.  15  Mar.,  1769;  m.  5  June,  1795,  Josiah  Grover,  of 
Atkinson,  N.  H. 

100-181.  Rhoda,  b.  11  Jan.,  1771 ;  m.  11  May,  1802,  Moses  Witcher  (Whit¬ 
tier)  ;  d.  11  Nov.,  1842. 

100-120.  Maximilian5  Jewett  ( Jeremiah  100-46;  Dea.  Maxi¬ 
milian  100-14;  Dea.  Ezekiel  100-1;  Dea.  Maximilian  100).,  born  23 
Feb.,  1743;  married  5  Oct.,  1780,  Molly,  daughter  of  David  Pearson 
(140-100)  of  Newbury.  His  homestead  was  in  Byfield,  where  he  died 
21  June,  1814  (G.  S.  Byfield).  Administration  granted  5  July,  1814 
(Essex  Probate,  385:  522).  His  widow,  Molly,  died  in  Georgetown, 
6  Dec.,  1847,  aged  93  j^ears. 

Children  born  in  Rowley  (Byfield  Parish)  : 

100-182.  David, 6  b.  14  July,  1781;  m.  Sally  (Sarah)  Danforth. 

100-183.  Mary,  b.  7  Oct.,  1783;  d.  4  Jan.,  1802  ;  unm.  (G.  S.  Byfield). 
100-184.  Maximilian,  b.  26  Mar.,  1786  ;  d.  15  Apr.,  1805  (G.  S.  Byfield). 
100-185.  Sarah  Pearson,  b.  12  Sept.,  1788. 

100-121.  Jeremiah5  Jewett  ( Jeremiah  100-46:  Dea.  Maximilian 
100-14;  Dea.  Ezekiel  100-1;  Dea.  Maximilian  100),  born  10  Jan.,  1744- 


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5;  married  in  Linebrook,  31  Dec.,  1772,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Timothy 
Jackman.  She  was  born  in  Rowley,  15  Jan.,  1752.  He  died  22  Apr., 
1808  (G.  S.  Byfield).  Administration  granted  9  June,  1808.  The 
division  of  his  real  estate  mentions  wife,  Sarah;  sons  Timothy,  Jere¬ 
miah,  and  Isaiah;  daughters  Mary  Dole,  Sarah  Jewett,  and  Philomela 
Jewett  (Essex  Probate,  378:  18).  His  widow,  Sarah,  died  in  George¬ 
town,  6  Apr.,  1839  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

Children  horn  in  Rowley : 

100-186.  Mary, e  b.  7  Nov.,  1773  ;  m.  3  Nov.,  1796,  Thomas  Dole  of  “Whair” 
(Ware),  N.  H. 

100-187.  Timothy,  b.  28  Feb.,  1775  ;  d.  in  Georgetown,  24  Feb.,  1861 ;  unm. 
100-188.  Jeremiah,  b.  30  June,  1778 ;  m.  Sarah  Barker. 

100-189.  Isaiah,  b.  21  Feb.,  1784;  m.  (int.  22  Aug.,  1813)  Alice  Wood,  of 
Bradford,  where  she  d.  5  July,  1823,  aged  34  years  (G.  S.  Grove- 
land).  He  m.  (2)  in  Gloucester,  26  Oct.,  1828,  Martha  Saville 
of  Gloucester ;  residence,  Gloucester. 

100-190.  Sarah,  b.  26  Dec.,  1785;  m.  (int.  2  Jan.,  1823)  James  Curtis,  Jr., 
of  Winthrop,  Me.;  m.  (2)  Laben  Loring.  She,  a  widow,  d.  in 
Georgetown,  21  Jan.,  1859  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

100-191.  Philomela,  b.  23  Sept.,  1792;  m.  29  Sept.,  1810,  Moses  Johnson, 
Jr. ;  residence,  Winthrop,  Me. 

100-122.  Samuel5  Jewett  ( Jeremiah  100-46;  Dea.  Maximilian 
100-14;  Dea.  Ezekiel  100-1;  Dea.  Maximilian  100),  born  11  Mar., 
1746-7;  married  in  Linebrook,  24  Aug.,  1769,  Miriam,  daughter  of 
Ebenezer  and  Martha  (Tarr)  Pool  of  Gloucester,  where  she  was  bap¬ 
tized  11  Aug.,  1751  (see  John  Hobson  89-33).  He  died  26  Feb.,  1800 
(G.  S.  Byfield).  Rev.  soldier.  Administration  granted,  9  Apr.,  1800, 
to  Widow  Miriam  (Essex  Probate,  367:  381).  She  died  —  July,  1826. 
Her  will,  dated  11  May,  1826,  mentions  sons  William,  Samuel  and 
Robert;  grandsons  Samuel  Jewett  and  Ebenezer  P.  Jewett,  sons  of  son 
Ebenezer,  deceased;  granddaughter  Miriam  Jewett,  daughter  of  son 
Samuel;  Thomas  Gage,  executor  (Essex  Probate,  405:  521). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

100-192.  Ebenezer, 6  b.  9  Mar.,  1771 ;  m.  Judith  Jaques. 

100-193.  William,  b.  13  Aug.,  1773  ;  m.  Hitty  (Mehitable)  Hobson  Dole. 
100-194.  Samuel,  b.  20  Dec.,  1782;  d.  30  Jan.,  1783. 

100-195.  Samuel,  b.  9  Oct.,  1786  ;  m.  Sally  Jaques. 

100-196,  Robert,  b.  5  Apr.,  1790;  m.  Mehitable  L.  Dole. 

100-126.  Dr.  Seth5  Jewett  (Jeremiah  100-46;  Dea.  Maximilian 
100-14;  Dea.  Ezekiel  100-1;  Dea.  Maximilian  100),  born  31  Jan.,  1756; 
a  physician;  married  16  Sept.,  1782,  Abigail,  daughter  of  Nathaniel 
Balch  of  Bradford,  where  she  was  born  12  Nov.,  1762.  They  moved 
to  Newburyport,  before  1798,  where  he  died  14  Mar.,  1802.  Adminis¬ 
tration  granted  6  May,  1802  (Essex  Probate,  369:  346).  She  died 
13  Nov.,  1841. 

Children  born  in  Bradford : 

100-197.  Sophia, e  b.  1  Aug.,  1783  ;  m.  Walter  Todd  (203-144). 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

100-198.  Abigail,  b.  —  July,  1785  ;  m.  in  Newburyport,  12  July,  1812,  Dr. 
Daniel  Smith  of  Newburyport. 

100-199.  William  Balch,  b.  12  June,  1787  ;  d.  in  Newburyport,  10  Aug., 
1809. 

100-200.  Betsey,  b.  27  Jan.,  1790;  d.  11  June,  1791  (G.  S.  Groveland). 
100-201.  Seth,  b.  15  Mar.,  1793  ;  d.  young,  but  after  11  Aug.,  1800. 

100-202.  Nathaniel,  b.  3  June,  1795 ;  m.  Ann,  dau.  of  John  Prince  of 
Newburyport.  They  settled  in  Washington,  D.  C.,  and  had  five 
children  (P.  R.). 

Of  record  in  Newburyport : 

100-203.  Betsey,  d.  14  Apr.,  1799. 

100-204.  Eliza,  b.  2  Nov.,  1800 ;  d.  2  July,  1801. 

100-205.  Mary,  d.  in  Newburyport,  2  Jan.,  1803. 

100-132.  Stephen5  Jewett  ( Eliphalet  100-57;  Stephen  100-19; 
Deo,.  Ezekiel  100-1;  Dea.  Maximilian  100),  born  28  Nov.,  1743;  mar¬ 
ried  27  Nov.,  1764,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Nathan  and  Hannah  (Mig- 
hill  127-31)  Little  of  Newbury.  She  was  then  of  Rowley.  They  moved 
with  their  children,  1790,  to  Waterford,  Me.,  where  he  was  a  deacon 
of  the  church,  and  a  prominent  citizen.  She  died  in  Waterford,  1819. 
He  died  there  1822.  Rev.  soldier. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

100-206.  Nathan, 6  b.  11  Sept.,  1765  ;  m.  Hannah  Emerson,  and  had  chil¬ 
dren  born  in  Waterford  :  Stephen, 7  b.  1793  ;  Emerson,  b.  1795  ; 

Mighill,  b.  1797  ;  Henry,  b.  1799  ;  Daniel,  b.  1801 ;  Albert,  b.  1803  ; 
Stillman,  b.  1804 ;  Mary,  b.  1806 ;  Louisa,  b.  1809 ;  Sumner,  b. 
1811 ;  Lyman,  b.  1813. 

100-207.  Ruth,  b.  27  Jan.,  1767;  m.  Stephen  Pearson  (140-180). 

100-208.  Ebenezer,  b.  9  June,  1770;  d.  7  Aug.,  1771. 

100-209.  Ebenezer.  b.  9  Feb.,  1772 ;  m.  in  Bridgton,  Me.,  18  Nov.,  1794, 

Susannah  Stickney,  who  d.  1796;  m.  (2)  Mary  Farrington  and 
had  children  born  in  Waterford:  Ebenezer,!  b.  1796;  Nathaniel, 
b.  1798  ;  Susan,  b.  1799 ;  Jacob  F.,  b.  1801,  resided  in  George¬ 
town,  Mass.,  and  there  died ;  Philander,  b.  1803 ;  Leander,  b. 
1804;  Maria,  b.  1806;  Farnum,  b.  1808;  Ruth  P.,  b.  1811;  Otis, 
b.  1812  ;  Milton,  b.  1814 ;  Caroline  E.,  b.  1820  ;  Stephen,  b.  1822. 

100-210.  Nathaniel,  bp.  31  Oct.,  1773  ;  d.  1798. 

100-211.  Hannah,  b.  19  Dec.,  1776;  m.  Jonathan  Plummer  of  Waterford, 
Me. 

100-212.  Elizabeth,  b.  3  Sept.,  1778  ;  m.  in  Bridgton,  Me.,  19  Jan.,  1797, 
Samuel  Plummer  of  Waterford,  Me. 

100-133.  David5  Jewett  ( Eliphalet  100-57;  Stephen  100-19;  Dea. 
Ezekiel  100-1;  Dea.  Maximilian  100),  born  31  May,  1746;  married 
(int.  26  Oct.,  1771)  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Daniel  and  Elizabeth 
(Smith)  Goodwin  of  Newbury.  He  died  15  July,  1799  (G.  S.).  Ad¬ 
ministration  granted  8  Oct.,  1799  (Essex  Probate,  367:  109).  His 
widow,  Elizabeth,  died  8  Dec.,  1824,  aged  74  years. 

By  deed,  dated  5  Feb.,  1825,  David  Saunders,  Eliphalet  Jewett,  Sarah 
Jewett  and  others  “quitclaim  unto  Joseph  F.  Foster  and  Mary  Foster 
her  heirs  .  .  .  that  part  of  a  house  and  barn  situate  in  said  Rowley 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 


belonging  to  the  estate  of  Widow  Elizabeth  Jewett  late  of  said  Row- 
ley,  deceased”  (Essex  Deeds,  239:  82). 

This  house  and  barn  were  on  the  farm  which  Maximilian  Jewett 
(100)  gave  to  his  eldest  son,  Ezekiel.  This  farm  was  on  the  south¬ 
easterly  side  of  Prospect  Hill.  At  a  town  meeting,  held  16  Feb.,  1661, 
“it  was  granted  and  voted  that  Deacon  Jewett  should  haue  a  way  layed 
out  to  him  from  Bradford  street  to  his  land  laying  one  the  fore  side  of 
prospect  hill”  (Rowley  R.  1:  128). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

100-213.  Jonathan,6  b.  30  Nov.,  1772;  d.  26  Aug-.,  1824;  unm. 

100-214.  Jedidiah,  b.  12  Ang.,  1774 ;  d.  5  Nov.,  1778. 

100-215.  Elizabeth,  b.  about  1776  ;  m.  Nathaniel  Bradstreet  (25-74). 
100-216.  Sabah,  bp.  1  Mar.,  1778  ;  d.  5  Sept.,  1828;  unm. 

100-217.  David,  b.  6  May,  1780  ;  Dartmouth  Coll.,  1801;  m.  30  Mar.,  1809, 
Rebecca  Huse  of  Newbury,  where  he  was  a  physician.  Children 
born  in  Newbury:  Rebecca  Hill  Huse, 7  b.  10  June,  1810;  David, 
b.  30  Dec.,  1814. 

100-218.  Hannah,  b.  10  June,  1781 ;  m.  17  Aug.,  1801,  Daniel  Nourse,  Jr., 
of  Ipswich;  d.  in  Ipswich,  24  May,  1871  (G.  S.  Ipswich  Village). 

100-219.  Eliphalet,  b.  12  Feb.,  1784 ;  d.  12  Nov.,  1860 ;  unm. 

100-220.  Mary,  bp.  21  May,  1785  ;  m.  22  Sept.,  1805,  Joseph  Farnum  Foster 
of  Ipswich.  They  settled  in  Pembroke,  N.  H. 

100-221.  Jedidiah,  b.  1  Nov.,  1787  ;  d.  —  Oct.,  1793. 


100-137.  Dummer5  Jewett  (Rev.  Jedidiah  100-65;  Jonathan  100- 
20;  Ensign  Joseph  100-6;  Dea.  Maximilian  100),  born  in  Rowley,  25 
Apr.,  1732;  Harvard  College,  1752;  married  12  Dec.,  1754,  Mary 
Stamford,  of  Ipswich.  He  was  of  Newbury  at  time  of  marriage  but 
soon  moved  to  Ipswich,  where  he  was  a  successful  merchant.  He  died 
in  Ipswich,  26  Oct.,  1788,  “of  injury  received  by  leaping  thirty  feet 
from  a  garret  window,  while  deranged”  ( Felt?s  Hist,  of  Ipswich,  p. 
204).  His  will,  dated  6  June,  1787,  mentions  wife,  Mary;  sons  Richard 
Dummer  and  Epes;  daughters  Elizabeth  Jewett  and  Sarah  Jewett; 
grandson  Jedidiah,  son  of  Epes  (Essex  Probate,  360:  11). 

Children  born  in  Ipswich : 

100-222.  Richard  Dummer,6  b.  24  Sept.,  1755  ;  residence,  Ipswich;  m.  25 
Dec.,  1791,  Lucy  Kinsman  of  Ipswich.  Rev.  soldier,  rank  of 
Lieut. 

100-222^.  Elizabeth,  mentioned  in  will  above. 

100-223.  Sarah,  b.  19  Jan.,  1760 ;  d.  in  Ipswich,  6  Feb.,  1842 ;  unm. 

100-224.  Epes,  b.  7  June,  1761;  m.  in  Ipswich,  4  July,  1783,  Betsey  Hidden; 

residence,  Ipswich,  where  he  d.  14  Dec.,  1834.  Children  living 
in  1836:  Judith  Woodbury, 7  Jedediah  Jewett,  Dorothy  Russell, 
Lucy  Harris  and  Samuel  Jewett  (Essex  Probate,  409:  365). 
Rev.  soldier. 

100-225.  Jedidiah,  b.  19  Oct.,  1766  ;  d.  5  Dec.,  1766. 

100-226.  Jedidiah,  b.  22  Dec.,  1769;  d.  15  Feb.,  1771. 

100-227.  Jedidiah,  d.  11  Sept.,  1773,  aged  12  months. 

100-143.  Jacob5  Jewett  ( Jacob  100-66;  Jonathan  100-20;  Ensign 
Joseph  100-6;  Dea.  Maximilian  100),  born  2  Jan.,  1746-7;  Harvard 


JEWETT  HOUSE,  BRADFORD  STREET 

Built  in  1785  by  Joseph  Jewett  (100-144),  on  lot  registered  in  1643  to  John  Spofford  (184). 


JOHNSON  HOUSE,  CROSS  STREET 

Built  about  1700  by  Samuel  Johnson  (105-5),  on  lot  registered  in  1643  to  Richard  Thorley  (198). 

Taken  down  in  1893. 


183 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

College,  1769;  married  in  Newbury,  19  Nov.,  1771,  Elizabeth,  daughter 
of  Samuel  Northend  (132-15).  She  died  29  July,  1773  (G.  S.).  He 
married  (2)  23  June,  1774,  Mary,  daughter  of  Joshua  Noyes,  of  New¬ 
bury.  She  died  —  Feb.,  1784.  He  married  (3)  4  Aug.,  1785,  Sarah 
Clark,  of  Stratham,  N.  H.  She  died  12  Sept.,  1795.  He  married  (4) 
in  Hamilton,  24  May,  1797,  Mehitable,  widow  of  Joshua  Burpee  (32- 
48).  She  died  9  Mar.,  1811.  He  died  27  Aug.,  1812.  Administration 
granted  5  Oct.,  1812  (Essex  Probate,  383:  3). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

100-228.  An  infant, 6  d.  2  May,  1773  (Ch.  R.). 

100-229.  Elizabeth,  b.  7  May,  1775  ;  m.  John  Searle  (170-54). 

100-230.  Mary,  b.  4  Oct.,  1776  ;  m.  (int.  19  Feb.,  1803)  Moses  Smith;  d. 
10  June,  1855.  He  d.  2  June,  1855. 

100-231.  Prudence  Noyes,  b.  23  Feb.,  1778  ;  d.  9  Jan.,  1844;  unm. 

100-232.  Mehitable,  b.  25  July,  1779  ;  m.  30  Sept.,  1797,  William  Whittier 
of  Methuen;  d.  in  Methuen,  —  Sept.,  1825  (P.  R.). 

100-233.  Sarah,  b.  1  Apr.,  1781;  d.  in  Methuen,  6  Aug.,  1871;  unm.  (P.  R.). 
100-234.  Jacob,  b.  2  Aug.,  1782;  d.  1787  (Ch.  R.). 

100-235.  Deborah,  b.  12  July,  1786  ;  m.  27  June,  1820,  Joshua  Dummer, 
of  Newbury;  d.  in  Newbury,  2  Nov.,  1835  (P.  R.). 

100-236.  Nancy,  b.  28  Aug.,  1788  ;  m  Amos  Smith;  d.  in  Methuen,  3  Sept., 
1834  (P.  R.). 

100-237.  Augusta,  b.  5  Feb.,  1790 ;  m.  21  July,  1822,  Jonathan  Taylor,  Jr. ; 
d.  23  May,  1858  (G.  S.).  He  d.  10  May,  1864  (G.  S.). 

100-238.  Jacob,  b.  1  Apr.,  1794;  d.  in  Baltimore,  Md.,  —  Sept.,  1824;  unm. 
(P.R.). 

100-144.  Joseph5  Jewett  ( Jacob  100-66;  Jonathan  100-20;  En¬ 
sign  Joseph  100-6;  Dea.  Maximilian  100),  born  19  Feb.,  1748-9;  mar¬ 
ried  10  Apr.,  1781,  Hannah,  widow  of  William  Gage  (69-34).  She 
died  13  Oct.,  1826  (G.  S.).  His  house  in  Rowley  was  on  Bradford 
Street,  at  the  head  of  Summer  Street,  where  he  died  10  July,  1819. 
Administration  granted  7  Sept.,  1819  (Essex  Probate,  17:  42).  Rev. 
soldier. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

100-239.  Joseph  M.,6  b.  11  Mar.,  1782 ;  m.  9  Nov.,  1820,  Elizabeth  Clark 
(41-47).  She  d.  24  June,  1855.  He  d.  22  Aug.,  1876.  Their  son, 
Moses  Clark,  b.  10  Mar.,  1830 ;  d.  1890 ;  unm. 

100-240.  Bethiah,  b.  9  Jan.,  1786  ;  d.  14  Jan.,  1865  ;  unm. 

100-241.  William,  b.  12  Oct.,  1788  ;  d.  24  Feb.,  1809;  unm.  (G.  S.). 

100-242.  Jacob,  b.  13  May,  1791 ;  m.  1838,  Lucinda,  dau.  of  Enoch  Harri- 
man  (78-63)  ;  d.  23  Oct.,  1858.  She  d.  in  Georgetown,  14  Nov., 
1884.  No  issue. 

100-243.  Samuel,  b.  25  Sept.,  1793  ;  m.  28  Apr.,  1828,  Olive  Dodge;  d.  2 
Nov.,  1872.  She  d.  2  Mar.,  1873.  No  issue. 

100-182.  David6  Jewett  (Maximilian  100-120;  Jeremiah  100-46; 
Dea.  Maximilian  100-14;  Dea.  Ezekiel  100-1;  Dea.  Maximilian  100), 
born  14  July,  1781;  married  (int.  12  Aug.,  1810)  Sarah  (Sally)  Dan- 
forth.  He  married  (2)  in  Georgetown,  16  Feb.,  1852,  Abigail  Jewett, 
daughter  of  Henry  Hardy  of  Groveland.  It  was  her  third  marriage. 


184  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

He  was  a  blacksmith  in  Georgetown,  and  died  there  2  Aug.,  1853.  His 
will,  dated  23  May,  1853,  mentions  wife  (unnamed)  :  son  Maximilian 
and  daughter  Mary  (Essex  Probate,  417:  199). 

Children  born  in  Eowley : 

100-244.  Mary, 7  b.  12  Sept.,  1810  ;  m.  in  Georgetown,  25  Oct.,  1854,  Moody 
S.  Dole  of  Georgetown. 

100-245.  Maximilian,  b.  1  June,  1812;  m.  30  Jan.,  1867,  Margaret,  dau.  of 
John  and  Alice  French  of  Newburyport.  He  was  a  blacksmith 
in  Georgetown,  and  d.  there  17  May,  1885,  without  issue.  He 
was  the  last  of  the  Jewetts  named  Maximilian  in  Essex  County, 
Mass. 

100-188.  Capt.  Jeremiah6  Jewett  ( Jeremiah  100-121;  Jeremiah 
100-46;  Dea.  Maximilian  100-14;  Dea.  Ezekiel  100-1;  Dea.  Maximilian 
100),  born  30  June,  1778;  married  (int.  12  Dec.,  1806)  Sarah  Barker 
of  Bethel.  She  died  26  Dec.,  1830,  aged  47  years.  He  married  (2)  in 
Newbury,  21  Apr.,  1832,  Eleanor,  daughter  of  Daniel  Adams  of  New¬ 
bury.  His  homestead  was  in  Byfield,  where  he  died  15  Nov.,  1851. 
His  widow,  Eleanor,  died  in  Georgetown,  24  May,  1887,  aged  94  years, 
4  months,  24  days. 

Children  born  in  Eowley: 

100-246.  Mary  Barker, 7  b.  24  Jan.,  1808;  m.  10  Oct.,  1831,  Green  Wildes; 
residence,  Georgetown. 

100-247.  Leonard,  b.  24  Sept.,  1816;  m.  (int.  in  Newburyport,  5  Nov.,  1845) 
Eliza  G.  Moore  of  Newburyport.  She  d.  in  Newbury,  28  Dec., 
1848,  aged  24  years.  He  m.  (2)  in  Georgetown,  29  Apr.,  1851, 
Mary  E.  Hood ;  d.  in  Georgetown,  9  Mar.,  1899,  without  issue 
surviving. 

100-248.  Jeremiah  Thurston,  b.  5  Dec.,  1818 ;  residence,  Chicago,  Ill., 
where  he  d.  25  Aug.,  1875  ;  unm. 

100-192.  Dr.  Ebenezer6  Jewett  ( Samuel  100-122;  Jeremiah  100- 
46;  Dea.  Maximilian  100-14;  Dea.  Ezekiel  100-1;  Dea.  Maximilian 
100),  born  9  Mar.,  1771;  a  physician;  married  in  Bradford,  27  Jan., 
1807,  Judith,  daughter  of  Benjamin  Jaques  of  Bradford,  where  she 
was  born  7  Sept.,  1776.  He  died  in  Bradford,  18  Mar.,  1817  (G.  S. 
Groveland).  Administration  granted  15  Apr.,  1817  (Essex  Probate, 
2:  57).  His  widow,  Judith,  was  living  in  Groveland,  1857. 

Children  born  in  Bradford : 

100-249.  Samuel, 7  b.  about  1808  ;  d.  in  Bradford,  2  Sept.,  1836 ;  unm. 
100-250.  Ebenezer  Pool,  b.  5  Jan.,  1810;  d.  21  Oct.,  1811. 

100-251.  Abigail  Jaques,  b.  10  Mar.,  1812;  d.  17  Mar.,  1821. 

100-252.  Ebenezer  Pool,  b.  5  Nov.,  1814  ;  m.  Hannah  Chase ;  was  a  deputy 
sheriff,  and  living  in  Groveland,  1857,  without  issue. 

100-253.  William,  d.  10  Sept.,  1816. 

100-193.  William6  Jewett  ( Samuel  100-122;  Jeremiah  100-46: 
Dea.  Maximilian  100-14;  Dea.  Ezekiel  100-1;  Dea.  Maximilian  100), 
born  13  Aug.,  1773;  married  (int.  28  Oct.,  1797)  Hitty  (Mehitable) 
Hobson,  daughter  of  Moses  and  Lydia  (Hobson  89-41)  Dole,  of  Row- 
ley,  where  she  was  born  15  June,  1778.  She  died  in  Newbury,  9  Dec., 


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1818  (Newbury  R.).  He  married  (2)  (int.  in  Newbury,  11  Dec., 
1820)  Elizabeth  (Betsey),  daughter  of  Samuel  and  Mehitable  (Lam¬ 
bert  112-30)  Lancaster.  She  was  born  in  Rowley,  11  Jan.,  1786. 

He  was  a  blacksmith,  and  died  in  Newbury,  11  May,  1834.  Admin¬ 
istration  granted,  10  June,  1834,  to  Thomas  Gage,  as  his  widow  Eliza¬ 
beth  L.  Jewett  and  children  Ebenezer,  William,  and  Mehitable  Jane 
J ewett  and  Frederick  Lambert  for  himself  and  wife,  declined  the 
appointment  (Essex  Probate,  88:  92).  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  died  1 
Apr.,  1837  (G.  S.). 

Children  : 

100-254.  William, 7  m.  in  Newburyport,.  18  Aug’.,  1819,  Elizabeth  (Eliza) 
Bowers;  residence,  Newburyport,  where  he  was  a  blacksmith. 
She  was  dau.  of  Samuel  and  Abigail  Bowers,  of  Newburyport, 
where  she  was  b.  7  July,  1797  ;  and  d.  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y., 
14  Dec.,  1888 ;  bur.  in  Newburyport. 

100-255.  Clarissa,  b.  in  Newburyport,  29  Sept.,  1803 ;  m.  12  Aug.,  1823, 
John  B.  Greeley,  of  Newburyport. 

100-256.  Ebenezer,  b.  in  Newburyport,  31  Jan.,  1805  ;  m.  (int.  in  Newbury¬ 
port,  5  Jan.,  1828)  Elizabeth  Ann  Knight  of  Newburyport. 
He  was  a  blacksmith,  and  d.  in  Newburyport,  19  Nov.,  1863. 
His  will,  dated  29  Aug.,  1863,  mentions  wife,  Elizabeth  A. ; 
children,  Edward  Jewett,  New  Haven,  Conn. ;  Mary,  wife  of 
Frank  K.  Clarkson  of  Amesbury ;  Frances,  wife  of  J.  B.  Brad¬ 
ley  of  Naugatuck,  Conn.;  and  Augustine  Jewett  of  Boston 
(Essex  Probate,  422:545). 

100-257.  Mary  Ann,  b.  in  Newbury,  14  June,  1807  ;  m.  Frederick  Lambert 
(112-45). 

100-258.  Hitty  (Mehitable)  Jane,  b.  in  Newbury,  20  Apr.,  1809;  m.  James 
Parker  Todd  (203-194). 


100-195.  Samuel6  Jewett  (Samuel  100-122;  Jeremiah  100-46; 
Dea.  Maximilian  100-14;  Dea.  Ezekiel  100-1;  Dea.  Maximilian  100), 
born  9  Oct.,  1786;  married  in  Bradford,  23  Mar.,  1814,  Sally,  daughter 
of  Noyes  Jaques  of  Bradford,  where  she  was  born  8  May,  1791.  She 
died  in  Georgetown,  9  Nov.,  1846.  He  died  in  Georgetown,  —  June, 
1849. 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

100-259.  Miriam, 7  b.  1  Dec.,  1814  ;  d.  in  Newburjport,  29  Jan.,  1849  ;  unm. 
100-260.  William  Balch,  b.  18  Sept.,  1816;  a  blacksmith;  soldier  in  Co.  B, 
48  Mass.  Begt. ;  d.  in  Georgetown,  13  May,  1894;  unm. 

100-261.  Hitty,  b.  18  Dec.,  1822;  m.  William  Smith;  residence,  Haverhill; 
d.  before  June,  1849. 

100-262.  Joseph,  b.  3  Feb.,  1824 ;  d.  in  Georgetown,  9  Oct.,  1846 ;  unm. 
100-263.  Clarissa,  d.  1848 ;  unm. 

100-264.  Samuel  Wingate,  d.  —  Dec.,  1847 ;  unm. 

100-265.  Ebenezer,  b.  2  May,  1831;  went  to  California  and  d.  there, 
—  Aug.,  1850,  unm.  (Mass.  S.  J.  C.  Beports,  10  Gray  31). 

100-266.  Sarah,  d.  young. 

100-196.  Robert6  Jewett  ( Samuel  100-122;  Jeremiah  100-46; 
Dea.  Maximilian  100-14;  Dea.  Ezekiel  100-1;  Dea.  Maximilian  100), 
born  5  Apr.,  1790;  married  (int.  3  Oct.,  1812)  Mehitable  Lord,  daugh- 


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ter  of  Stephen  Dole,  of  Rowley.  She  was  born  1  Dec.,  1793,  and  died 
in  Georgetown,  26  June,  1856.  He  married  (2)  in  Georgetown,  8 
Ang.,  1861,  Rebecca  A.  Knapp.  She  died  in  Georgetown,  7  Nov.,  1870, 
aged  61  years.  He  died  in  Georgetown,  16  Aug.,  1870.  His  homestead 
was  on  Warren  Street,  in  that  part  of  Rowley  now  Georgetown. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

100-2G7.  Almira,"  b.  15  Oct.,  1812;  m.  (int.  28  Jan.,  1832)  Elijah  B.  Weed 
of  Amesbury ;  d.  in  Bangor,  Me.,  1834.  Child,  Almira  Ann,  b.  in 
Rowley,  11  Nov.,  1832. 

100-268.  James,  b.  11  Nov.,  1814 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  1.  Jan.,  1851,  Martha  P. 

(Carter)  Jewett,  widow  of  his  brother  Stephen  (100-270)  ; 
residence,  Georgetown. 

100-269.  Ebenezer  W.,  b.  24  Sept.,  1817  ;  m.  7  Jan.,  1841,  Selenda  Worcester, 
of  Sanford,  Me.;  residence,  Ipswich.  She  d.  13  Aug.,  1898,  aged 
78  years.  He  d.  30  Apr.,  1907  (Monument  in  Byfield). 

100-270.  Stephen,  b.  21  Dec.,  1819;  m.  12  Nov.,  1843,  Martha  P.  Carter  of 
Canterbury,  N.  H.  He  was  killed  in  California,  about  1850. 
His  widow,  Martha  P.,  m.  (2)  James  Jewett  (100-268). 

100-271.  Abigail  Ann,  b.  18  Mar.,  1822 ;  m.  in  Georgetown,  25  Nov.,  1840, 
Charles  Hubbard  of  Wells,  Me. ;  residence,  Lowell. 

100-272.  Lafaette,  b.  18  Mar.,  1825  ;  d.  young. 

100-273.  Hitty  Priscilla,  b.  1  Apr.,  1826;  m.  (int.  23  Sept.,  1843)  Charles 
Dole;  residence,  Rowley. 

100-274.  Gorham  Parsons,  b.  18  June,  1828;  d.  young. 

100-275.  Ira,  b.  21  Sept.,  1830;  d.  in  Nevada  City,  Calif.,  10  Mar.,  1886;  unm. 

100-276.  Gorham  Parsons,  b.  24  Jan.,  1833  ;  m.  in  Georgetown,  18  Dec., 
1866,  Sarah  S.  Poor;  residence,  Georgetown;  d.  in  Georgetown, 
18  Apr.,  1900.  Descendants  in  male  line  now  (1932)  living  in 
Rowley. 

100-277.  A  daughter,  b.  about  1838  ;  d.  soon. 

JEWETT 

101.  Joseph1  Jewett,  youngest  brother  of  Dea.  Maximilian  (100), 
was  baptized  in  Bradford,  England,  31  Dec.,  1609;  married  in  Brad¬ 
ford,  1  Oct.,  1634,  Mary  Mallinson  (H.  G.  Somerby’s  notes).  They 
were  admitted  to  the  First  Church  in  Dorchester*  before  “4  da :  9  mo. : 
1639”;  soon  moved  to  Rowley;  freeman,  22  May,  1639;  had  a  two-acre 
house  lot  on  Bradford  Street,  1643.  In  1650,  he  bought  of  Samuel 
Bellingham  (15),  the  original  four-acre  lot  laid  out  to  Mr.  William  Bell¬ 
ingham  (14),  with  the  Mansion  house  thereon  “wherein  Mr.  Joseph 
Jewett  dwelt  at  the  time  of  his  death”  (Essex  Deeds,  2  Ips. :  66).  His 
wife,  Mary,  was  buried  12:  2  mo.  1652.  He  married  (2)  in  Boston, 
13:  3  mo.  (May)  1653,  Ann,  widow  of  Capt.  Bozoan  Allen  (3)  of  Bos¬ 
ton.  “Joseph  Jewett,  of  Rowley,  was  marry ed  to  Ann  Allen,  widow, 
formerly  the  wife  of  Cap1  Bozon  Allen  of  Boston,  13 :  3 :  53  by  Richd 
Bellingham  Dep.  Gov.”  She  was  buried  8  Feb.,  1660-1.  Her  will, 
dated  5  Feb.,  1660,  mentions  “one  hundred  pounds  .  .  .  that  I  have 
in  my  own  dispose  to  be  divided  among  these  four  of  my  children,  viz. : 

*  The  lists  of  admissions  to  membership  in  the  First  Church  in  Dorchester  are 
without  dates  before  “4  da:  9th  mo:  1639.”  The  name  of  Joseph  Jewet  is  the 
seventh  before  said  date  in  the  list  of  men,  and  the  name  of  Mary  Jewet  is  the 
ninth  before  said  date  in  the  list  of  women. 


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John  Allen,  Ann  Allen,  Isaac  Allen  and  Bossom  Allen”;  “that  cove¬ 
nant  betwene  Mr  Joseph  Jewet  and  me”;  daughter  Priscilla  (Essex 
Probate) . 

He  was  buried  26  Feb.,  1660-1.  His  will  was  proved  26  Mar.,  1661. 
The  original,  now  much  worn,  is  on  file  in  the  Probate  office  in  Salem. 
A  true  copy,  printed  line  by  line  as  written,  is  here  given. 

I  Joseph  Jewett  of  Eowley  beinge  weake  of  boddy  but  perfect  in 
understandinge  and  memory  doe  make  this  my  last  will  and  testament  in 
manner  and  forme  as  followeth,  Imprimis  after  my  debts  beinge  payed  I 
desire  the  rest  of  my  goods  may  bee  equally  divided  among  my  seaven 
children,  as  well  those  two  that  I  have  by  my  last  wife  as  the  five  that 
I  had  before.  All  ways  provided  that  my  eldest  sonne  Jeremiah  Jewett 
must  have  a  dubbell  portion,  of  all  Estate  I  have  both  in  New  England, 
and  Okie,  whether  Personall  or  Reall  further  provided  that  one  hundred 
pounds  I  have  allredy  payed  to  my  sonne  Phillip  Nell  son,  that  shall  be 
counted  as  part  of  what  I  doe  now  give  him.  Item  I  doe  give  unto  my 
sonne  Jeremiah  Jewett  the  farme  I  bought  of  Joseph  Muzzy  I  meane  all 
such  Lands  bought  of  Him  or  any  other,  that  are  on  the  Norwest  side  of 
the  River  called  Egipt  River,  with  all  the  meadow  I  bought  of  Nathaniell 
Stow  and  Robert  Lord  Senior,  provided  he  accept  of  it  at  five  hundred 
pounds  and  wheras  in  the  fourth  Line  it  is  saide  I  desire  the  rest  of 
my  goods  to  be  equally  divided  amongst  my  Seaven  children  I  meane 
Lands  as  well  as  goods  and  if  any  of  these  my  above  saide  seaven  chil¬ 
dren,  should  depart  this  life,  before  the  age  of  twenty  one  years, 
or  day  of  Marriage  then  there  portions,  shall  bee  Equally  divided 
Amongst  the  rest,  allwayes  provided  my  Eldest  sonne  Jeremiah  shall 
have  a  doubell  portion,  and  as  for  my  two  youngest  Children,  and 
there  portion  I  leave  to  the  disposinge  of  my  brother  Maximilian 
Jewett,  and  who  he  shall  apoint  when  he  departeth  this  life,  and  I 
make  Exequitors  of  this  my  last  will  and  Testament  my  Brother  Maxi- 
millian  Jewett,  and  my  sonne  Phillip  Nellson,  my  sonne  John  Carleton 
and  my  sonne  Jeremiah  Jewett  Allwayes  free  and  willinge  that  they 
shall  be  satisfied  out  of  the  Estate,  for  all  such  pains  and  labour, 
that  they  shall  be  at  concerninge  the  above  premisses.  Joseph  Jewett 
(Seal). 

Signed  and  Sealed  in  the  Hated  the  15 :  of  february 

presence  of  us  in  the  yeare  1660 

Ezekiel  Northend  At  the  signinge  and  sealinge 

Mark  prime  hereof  I  doe  give  my  Exequitors 

full  power  to  make  deeds  and  to  con- 
firme  any  Lands  I  have  sold  to  any. 
Ezekiel  Northend  Marke  prime 

Children  of  record  in  Eowley : 

101-1.  Jeremiah, 2  b.  about  1637,  in  Bradford,  England ;  m.  Sarah  Dickin¬ 
son  (54-3). 

101-2.  Sarah,  m.  Capt.  Philip  Nelson  (130-1). 

101-3.  Hannah,  b.  15:  4  mo.  (June)  1641;  m.  John  Carlton  (35-1). 

101-4.  Nehemiah,  b.  6  :  2  mo.  (Apr.)  1643;  m.  Exercise  Pierce. 

101-5.  Faith,  twin,  b.  5  :  3  mo.  (May)  1645 ;  d.  soon. 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

Patience,  twin,  b.  5  :  3  mo.  (May)  1645  ;  m.  in  Lynn,  29  May,  1666, 
Shubael  Walker  of  Bradford  (Essex  Deeds,  4  Ips. :  332).  He  d. 
22  Jan.,  1688-9  (Bradford  R.),  bur.  in  Lynn,  24  Jan.  1688-9  (Lynn 
lb).  She  m.  (2)  Richard  Dole  of  Newbury. 

Mary,  b.  4  :  2  mo.  (Apr.)  1654;  d.  soon. 

Joseph,  b.  1 :  2  mo.  (Apr.)  1656;  m.  Ruth  Wood  (220-5). 

Faith,  m.  in  Ipswich,  20  May,  1678,  Johns  Pingry,  son  of  Moses1 
of  Ipswich.  In  a  deed  of  division,  dated  20 :  1  mo.  1677-8,  be¬ 
tween  Joseph  Jewett,  and  Maximilian  Jewett  overseer  of  Faith 
Jewett,  Joseph  is  conveyed  that  farm  in  Ipswich  that  his  father 
bought  of  John  Bradstreet,  containing  eighty  acres.  It  mentions 
Faith  as  not  yet  of  the  age  of  twenty-one  or  married.  The  con¬ 
veyance  was  made  with  “consent  of  John  Pengry,  the  said  Faith’s 
espoused  Husband”  (Essex  Deeds,  4  Ips.:  329). 

101-1.  Jeremiah2  Jewett  (Joseph  101),  born  in  Bradford,  Eng¬ 
land,  about  1637;  married  1  May,  1661,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Thomas 
Dickinson  (54).  His  home  was  in  Ipswich  Village*  near  the  Rowley 
line,  on  the  farm  his  father  gave  him  on  the  “Norwest  side  of  Egipt 
River.”  He  was  a  member  of  Rowley  Church.  He  died  20  May,  1714, 
aged  77  years  (G.  S.  Rowley).  His  will,  dated  1  Dec.,  1713,  mentions 
wife,  Sarah,  and  “sons  and  daughters”  unnamed  (Essex  Probate,  311: 
136).  He  was  a  soldier  in  King  Philip’s  War  (Bodge).  His  widow, 
Sarah,  died  30  Jan.,  1723-4  (Ch.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Ipswich  Village  : 

101-10.  Jeremiah, s  b.  30  Dec.,  1662  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Kimball. 

101-11.  Joseph,  b.  17  Apr.,  1665.  No  further  mention  of  him. 

101-12.  Thomas,  b.  29  Jan.,  1667-8;  d.  1  July,  1742  (G.  S.),  “an  old 

Bachelor”  (Ch.  R.).  His  will,  dated  1  May,  1742,  mentions  him¬ 
self  as  of  Rowley,  and  as  legatees  :  brother  Eleazer  of  Norwich, 
Conn.,  to  have  eight  small  lots  of  salt  marsh  and  one  lot  of 
upland,  all  in  Rowdey;  cousin  Jeremiah  Jewett  of  Rowley;  cousin 
Caleb  Jewett  of  Rowdey;  cousin  Hannah  Pearson,  wife  of  Ste¬ 
phen,  of  Rowley ;  cousin  Priscilla  Perkins,  wife  of  Zacheus,  of 
Rowdey ;  children  of  cousin  Jeremiah  Hobson,  late  of  Rowley, 
dec’d ;  cousin  Henry  Dole  of  Newbury  to  have  about  100  acres 
of  land  in  Bvfield  Parish,  Row  lev,  and  to  be  sole  executor.  Codi- 
cil,  dated  8  May,  1742,  mentions  as  cousins,  Mercy  Chapman, 
wife  of  Daniel  of  Ipswich  ;  Elizabeth  Day,  wife  of  Thomas  of 
Ipswich;  Jemina  Scott,  wife  of  Joseph,  Jr.,  of  Rowley;  Mary 
Lakeman,  wife  of  Solomon  of  Ipswdch ;  Mercy  Jewett, f  widows  of 
John,  late  of  Rowley,  dec’d  (Essex  Probate,  325:  61). 

101-13.  Eleaser,  bp.  23  Nov.,  1673  (Rowley  Ch.  R.),  was  of  Norwich,  Conn., 
1742,  wdien  he  conveys  to  his  son  Eleaser,  Jr.,  of  Norwich,  all 
his  estate  in  Mass.  (Essex  Deeds,  84:  209),  and  Eleaser,  Jr.,  of 
Norwich,  sells  land  in  Rowdey  to  Joseph  Barker  and  appears 
personally  in  Rowdey,  2  Dec.,  1742,  and  acknowdedges  the  deed 
(Essex  Deeds,  88:  45). 

*  Ipswich  Village  is  that  part  of  Ipswich  next  to  Rowley,  bordering-  the  “Bay 
Road.’’  It  was  originally  granted,  1634,  to  Thomas  Emerson,  Robert  Muzzy,  John 
Gage,  and  Thomas  Scott.  Joseph  Jewett  (101),  in  1654,  purchased  the  Muzzy  farm 
and  at  the  time  of  his  death,  1660-61,  owned  nearly  the  whole  of  the  Village. 
Four  of  his  children,  Jeremiah,  Nehemiah,  Joseph,  and  Faith  (Jewett)  Pingry, 
settled  there  or  nearby.  It  has  been  the  home  of  the  Jewett  ancestors  of  Amos 
E.  Jewett  (101-213)  since  1662,  when  Jeremiah  (101-1)  came  to  live  on  “the  farme 
I  bought  of  Joseph  Muzzy”  and  in  the  “Mansion-house  by  the  Great  Spring.” 
See  will  of  Joseph  Jewett  (101). 

f  Probably  Martha  (Hobson,  89-12)  Jewett,  widow  of  John  Jewett  (103-19). 


188 

101-6. 


101-7. 

101-8. 

101-9. 


101-14. 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts  189 

Sarah,  bp.  23  Nov.,  1673  (Rowley  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  William  Hobson 
(89-3). 

101-15.  Mary,  b.  27  Jan.,  1674-5;  m.  8  Nov.  (1  Nov.,  Newbury  R.),  1694 
Abner  Dole  of  Newbury ;  d.  in  Newbury,  25  Nov.,  1695. 

101-16.  Nehemiah,  b.  about  1678;  m.  Priscilla  Bradstreet  (25-40). 

101-17.  Ephraim,  b.  2  Feb.,  1679-80;  m.  Elizabeth  Hammond  (75-4). 

101-18.  Caleb,  b.  1681 ;  was  witness  to  a  deed  from  Nathaniel  Crosby  to 
Jeremiah  Jewett,  “the  younger,”  1699  (Essex  Deeds,  14:  193). 
We  find  no  further  mention  of  him. 

101-4.  Nehemiah2  Jewett  ( Joseph  101),  born  6  Apr.,  1643; 
married,  in  Lynn,  19 :  8  mo.  1668,  Exercise,  daughter  of  John  Pierce 
of  Lynn.  He  lived  a  short  time  in  Lynn  before  joining  Rowley  Chnrch, 
as  shown  by  the  following  extract  from  page  88  of  Rowley  Church  Rec¬ 
ord:  “July  2,  1676  .  .  .  Mr  Neh  Jewitt  .  .  .  had  not  procured  his 
dismission  from  Lyn  Church  wh  he  had  joynd  many  years  since  when 
he  lived  with  his  uncle  Purchas  at  the  Ironworks.”  His  home,  in 
Ipswich  Village,  was  the  farm  west  of  his  brother  Jeremiah’s  and 
divided  from  it  by  the  street.  He  was  well  educated  and  very  promi¬ 
nent  in  the  affairs  of  Essex  County;  most  of  the  wills  and  deeds  of  his 
townsmen  from  1675  to  the  time  of  his  death  were  drawn  bv  him.  In 
1687,  he  is  allowed  to  have  a  mill  on  the  south  side  of  Egypt  River 
(Ipswich  R.). 

From  1689  to  1709,  inclusive,  he  was  a  Representative  in  the  General 
Court  nineteen  terms,  three  of  which  he  was  Speaker.  In  1711  and 
1712  he  was  one  of  the  Justices  of  the  Court  of  Sessions.  He  died  in 
Ipswich  Village,  1  Jan.,  1719-20,  “aged  77  years  lacking  3  months” 
(G.  S.  Rowley).  His  will,  dated  10  Dec.,  1719,  mentions  wife  (un¬ 
named);  sons  Nehemiah,  Joseph,  Benjamin,  and  Daniel  Dow;  grand¬ 
sons  Benjamin,  son  of  Benjamin  Jewett  ;  Nehemiah  and  Joseph,  sons 
of  Joseph  Jewett;  Purchase,  son  of  Nehemiah  Jewett;  Samuel,  son  of 
Thomas  Varnum;  Nehemiah  Skillion  (Essex  Probate,  313:  96).  His 
widow,  Exercise,  died,  13  Nov.,  1731. 

Children  born  in  Ipswich  Village : 

101-19.  Mary, s  b.  9  Aug.,  1673  ;  m.  (int.  24  Apr.,  1708)  Benjamin  Skillion 
of  Ipswich. 

101-20.  Thomas  (Nehemiah  on  Ct.  R.),  b.  8  Aug.,  1675;  d.  soon. 

101-21.  Joanna,  b.  8  May,  1677  ;  m.  10  Nov.,  1697,  Thomas  Varnum  of 
Dracut. 

101-22.  Nathan,  b.  25  Oct.,  1679;  d.  8  Nov.,  1679  (Ct.  R.). 

101-23.  Mercy,  b.  11  Feb.,  1680-1;  d.  30  Aug.,  1681  (Ct.  R.). 

101-24.  Nehemiah,  b.  14  Mar.,  1683  ;  m.  Katherine  Garland. 

101-25.  Joseph,  b.  14  Sept.,  1685  ;  m.  Jane  Hazen  (85-23). 

101-26.  Mehitable,  bp.  5  Feb.,  1687-8;  d.  soon  (Rowley  Ch.  R.). 

101-27.  Mehitable,  bp.  22  Sept.,  1689  (Rowley  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  (int.  23  Apr., 
1715)  Daniel  Dow  of  Ipswich. 

101-28.  Benjamin,  b.  28  Sept.,  1691;  m.  Reform  Trescott. 

101-29.  Purchase,  bp.  7  Apr.,  1695;  d.  young  (Rowley  Ch.  R.). 

101-8.  Capt.  Joseph2  Jewett  ( Joseph  101 ),  born  1  Apr.,  1656; 
married  16  Jan.,  1680-1,  Ruth,  daughter  of  Thomas  Wood  (220).  On 


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Rowley  Records  he  is  styled  “Junior,”  “Carpenter,”  “Merchant,”  and 
in  the  last  of  his  life,  always  “Captain.”  He  lived  for  a  short  time  in 
Ipswich,  on  the  farm  his  father  bought  of  John  Bradstreet  (25-2). 
See  will  of  Humphrey  Bradstreet  (25),  also  Faith  Jewett  (101-9).  He 
died  30  Oct.,  1694.  His  estate  was  divided  from  time  to  time,  and 
many  entries  in  the  Probate  Records  show  the  names  of  the  children 
and  sons-in-law  (see  Essex  Deeds,  4  Ips. :  329;  11:  153;  30:  48).  He 
was  a  soldier  in  Capt.  Samuel  Brocklebank’s  Co.,  in  King  Philip’s 
War,  1676,  and  one  of  the  few  survivors  of  the  Sudbury  Massacre, 
having  been  stationed  at  Marlboro  at  that  time  (Gage).  His  widow, 
Ruth,  married  (2)  John  Lunt  (123). 

Children  : 

101-30.  Ruth, 3  b.  about  1681;  m.  3  Oct.,  1697,  Joseph  Yarnum  of  Dracut; 
d.  28  Nov.,  1728  (G.  S.  Dracut). 

101-31.  Joshua,  b.  in  Ipswich,  26  Aug.,  1683  ;  d.  15  Oct.,  1694. 

101-32.  Hannah,  twin,  b.  in  Ipswich,  3  Apr.,  1685  ;  d.  in  Ipswich,  23  Nov. 
1685. 

101-33.  Elizabeth,  twin,  b.  in  Ipswich,  3  Apr.,  1685 ;  d.  1713. 

101-34.  Joseph,  bp.  10  Apr.,  1687  (Rowley  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  Mary  Hibbert. 
101-35.  Sarah,  b.  3  Feb.,  1688-9;  ra.  Samuel  Prime  (153-3). 

101-36.  Priscilla,  bp.  1  Feb.,  1690-1  (Rowley  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  Hilkiah  Boynton 
(22-16). 

101-37.  Johanna,  b.  in  Rowley,  12  Apr.,  1693 ;  m.  Jonathan  Pickard 
145-12). 

101-38.  Joshua,  b.  in  Rowley,  16  Feb.,  1694-5  m.  Mary  Todd  (203-15). 

101-10.  Jeremiah3  Jewett  (Jeremiah  101-1;  Joseph  101).  born 
in  Ipswich  Village,  30  Dec.,  1662;  married,  in  Topsfield,  4  Jan.,  1687- 
8,  Elizabeth  Kimball,  “both  of  Ipswich”;  she  died  —  Aug.,  1728.  He 
married  (2)  21  Jan.,  1728-9,  Elizabeth  Bugg  of  Ipswich.  He  died  15 
Feb.,  1731-2.  His  will,  dated  4  Feb.,  1731-2,  mentions  wife,  Eliza¬ 
beth;  “my  only  and  well  beloved  son,”  Aaron  Jewett;  “my  four  daugh¬ 
ters,”  Elizabeth,  Hannah,  Mary,  Mercy;  grandson  Moses,  son  of  Aaron 
Jewett  (Essex  Probate,  319:  267).  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  married  (2) 
Joseph  Kelson  (130-15). 

Children  born  in  Ipswich  Village : 

101-39.  Elizabeth, 4  m.  (int.  in  Ipswich,  28  Jan.,  1709)  Thomas  Day  of 
Ipswich. 

101-40.  Hannah,  b.  16  July,  1690;  m.  Stephen  Pearson  (140-55). 

101-41.  Aaron,  b.  10  Feb.,  1693  ;  d.  27  June,  1694. 

101-42.  Moses,  b.  13  Oct.,  1695  ;  d.  11  June,  1715  (G.  S.  Rowley). 

101-43.  Aaron,  d.  23  Jan.,  1698-9. 

101-44.  Aaron,  b.  13  June,  1699;  m.  Abigail  Perley  (142-3). 

101-45.  Mary,  b.  30  June,  1703  ;  m.  (int.  in  Ipswich,  18  Nov.,  1727)  Joseph 
Bennett.  She  afterwards  m.  Solomon  Lakeman  of  Ipswich  (Es¬ 
sex  Probate,  320:  180). 

101-46.  Mercy,  b.  25:  2  mo.  1706;  m.  in  Ipswich,  14  Nov.,  1733,  Daniel 
Chapman,  Jr.,  of  Ipswich. 

101-16.  Nehemiah3  Jewett  (Jeremiah  101-1;  Joseph  101),  born 
in  Ipswich  about  1678;  married  14  June,  1707,  Priscilla,  daughter  of 


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Nathaniel  Braclstreet  (25-12).  His  home  was  in  Rowley,  on  the  farm 
now  (1932)  owned  and  occupied  by  John  H.  Whitson.  He  died  2 
Feb,  1732-3.  His  will,  dated  12  Jan.,  1732-3,  mentions  wife,  Priscilla: 
eldest  son,  Jeremiah;  son  Caleb;  eldest  daughter,  Jemima;  daughter 
Priscilla  (Essex  Probate,  319:  381).  His  widow,  Priscilla,  married 
(2)  3  Sept.,  1735,  Edward  Putnam  of  Middleton.  She  died  in  Row- 
ley,  6  Sept.,  1736. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

101-47.  Jeremiah, 4  b.  26  Oct.,  1709;  m.  Mary  Mighill  (127-25). 

101-48.  Jemima,  b.  13  Nov.,  1714;  m.  Joseph  Scott  (168-25). 

101-49.  Priscilla,  b.  14  May,  1718 ;  m.  22  May,  1740,  Zacheus  Perkins. 

Their  son  William  was  b.  in  Rowley,  14  Mar.,  1741-2.  She  m. 
(2)  Hon.  Humphrey  Hobson  (89-15). 

101-50.  Caleb,  b.  16  Nov.,  1721;  d.  unm.  Adm.  granted,  27  Dec.,  1742,  to 
his  brother,  Jeremiah  Jewett  (Essex  Probate,  323:  106). 

101-17.  Ephraim3  Jewett  ( Jeremiah  101-1;  Joseph  101),  born 
in  Ipswich  Village,  2  Feb.,  1679-80;  married  (int.  11  June,  1709) 
Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Thomas  Hammond  (75).  In  1717,  Thomas 
Hammond  of  Ipswich,  “in  consideration  of  love  ...  I  bear  to  my 
son-in-law  Ephraim  Jewett,”  conveys  him  land  (Essex  Heeds,  33:  208). 
He  died,  in  Ipswich  Village,  13  Dec.,  1739  (G.  S.  Rowley).  His  will, 
dated  23  Oct.,  1739,  mentions  wife,  Elizabeth;  only  son,  Ephraim; 
daughters  Hannah  Smith,  Sarah  Jewett  (Essex  Probate,  324:  35). 
His  homestead  in  Ipswich  was  on  the  northwest  side  of  Eg}^pt  River, 
now  (1932)  known  as  the  Nourse  farm.  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  died 
9  Sept.,  1752  (G.  S.  Ipswich). 

Children  of  record  in  Ipswich  : 

101-51.  Sarah, 4  bp.  13:  11  mo.  1711;  d.  26  Nov.,  1772  (Ipswich  R.). 

101-52.  Caleb,  bp.  25:  2  mo.  1714;  d.  young. 

101-53.  Hannah,  bp.  8  May,  1715;  d.  soon. 

101-54.  Hannah,  bp.  28:  2  mo.  1716;  m.  (int.  in  Ipswich,  17  Aug.,  1734; 
Nathaniel  Smith. 

101-55.  Ephraim,  bp.  9  Nov.,  1718;  d.  soon. 

101-56.  Elizabeth,  bp.  8  Nov.,  1719;  d.  26  Oct.,  1722  (Ipswich  R,). 

101-57.  Ephraim,  bp.  20  Jan.,  1722-3;  m.  (int.  in  Ipswich,  1  May,  1742) 
Margaret  Wood  of  Ipswich.  He  d.  in  Ipswich  Village,  17  Sept., 
1747.  Adm.  granted,,  28  Sept.,  1747,  to  Margaret  Jewett,  widow, 
and  Nathaniel  Smith,  both  of  Ipswich  (Essex  Probate,  323:  262). 
The  account  was  rendered,  18  July,  1748,  by  Margaret  Burnham, 
alias  Jewett,  and  Nathaniel  Smith,  joint  admrs.  (Essex  Probate, 
328:  240).  See  Ipswich  Hist.  Soc.  Pub.  No.  19. 

101-58.  Elizabeth,  bp.  26  Dec.,  1725;  d.  5  Apr.,  1737  (G.  S.  Rowley). 

101-24.  Nehemiah3  Jewett  ( Nehemiah  101-4;  Joseph  101),  born 
in  Ipswich  Village,  14  Mar.,  1683;  married  in  Salem,  8  Dec.,  1709, 
Katherine  Garland,  who  is  said  to  have  been  born  on  the  Isle  of  Wight. 
His  home  was  in  Ipswich  Village,  on  part  of  the  farm  that  was  his 
father’s.  He  died  24  Aug.,  1747.  His  will,  dated  22  Aug.,  1747,  men¬ 
tions  wife,  Katherine;  son  Purchase,  who  has  the  homestead;  son  John, 
to  be  paid  £100;  grandson  Stephen  Cross  (Essex  Probate,  327:  425). 


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Widow  Katherine  died  21  Nov.,  1747;  buried  in  Rowley  (Ch.  R.). 

Children  of  record  in  Ipswich : 

101*59.  Purchaser  b.  15  Oct.,  1710;  m.  Kuth  Todd  (203-34). 

101-60.  Mehitable,  bp.  24:  9  mo.  1711;  d.  10  May,  1736;  unm. 

101-61.  Katherine,  bp.  11  Oct.,  1713 ;  m.  25  Oct.,  1732,  Stephen  Cross  of 
Ipswich,  where  he  d.  20  Mar.,  1734.  She  d.  in  Ipswich,  3  Aug., 
1736. 

101-62.  John,  bp.  13  Nov.,  1715;  m.  Hannah  Scott  (168-26). 

101-63.  Patience,  bp.  8  :  7  mo.  1717  ;  d.  1  May,  1736. 

101-64.  James,  bp.  28  Jan.,  1721-2;  d.  young. 

101-65.  Joannah,  bp.  31  Oct.,  1725;  d.  2  June,  1736. 

101-66.  Mary,  d.  2  May,  1736. 

101-67.  Jane,  d.  11  May,  1736. 

Six  deaths  in  this  family  from  “throat  distemper”  between 
1  May  and  3  Aug.,  1736. 

101-25.  Joseph3  Jewett  ( Nehemiah  101-4;  Joseph  101),  born  in 
Ipswich  Village,  14  Sept.,  1685;  married  1  Jan.,  1707-8,  Jane,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Edward  Hazen  (85-5).  They  lived  in  Ipswich,  on  part  of  the 
farm  that  was  his  father’s,  until  1720,  when  they  moved  to  Groton. 
He,  of  Groton  by  deed,  dated  25  Nov.,  1720,  conveys  to  Ammi  Rhu- 
ammi  Wise  of  Ipswich,  a  common  right  in  Ipswich  (Essex  Deeds,  37: 
188).  He  died  in  Pepperell,  1751. 

Children  born  in  Ipswich  Village : 

101-68.  Joseph, 4  b.  9  Oct.,  1708. 

101-69.  Exercise,  b.  19  Nov.,  1710. 

101-70.  Edward,  bp.  15  :  6  mo.  1714. 

101-71.  Nehemiah,  b.  28  Feb.,  1716-7. 

101-72.  Jedidiah,  b.  5  Sept.,  1719. 

Born  in  Groton  (History  of  Groton,  409)  : 

101-73.  Jane,  b.  12  Apr.,  1722 
101-74.  Benjamin,  b.  30  Nov.,  1724. 

101-75.  Perhaps  a  daughter  Hepsibah. 

101-28.  Benjamin3  Jewett  ( Nehemiah  101-4;  Joseph  101),  born 
in  Ipswich  Village,  28  Sept.,  1691 ;  published  in  Ipswich,  12 :  10  mo. 
1714,  to  Reform  Trescot  of  Milton;  married  in  Milton,  12  Jan.,  1714-5. 
“Benjamine  Jewett  of  Ipswich  &  Reforme  Triscot  of  Milton  were  mar¬ 
ried  Each  to  other”  (N.  E.  H.  &  G.  Reg.). 

He  was  killed  by  a  falling  timber  at  a  house-raising,  22  Jan.,  1715-6 
(G.  S.  Rowley).  Administration  granted,  10  Feb.,  1715-6,  to  his  eldest 
brother,  Nehemiah  Jewett,  Jr.  (Essex  Probate,  311:  374).  His  home 
was  in  Ipswich  Village.  His  widow,  Reform,  married  (2)  (int.  in 
Ipswich,  15:  4  mo.  1717)  Nathaniel  Knowlton  of  Ipswich. 

Child  born  in  Ipswich  Village : 

101-76.  Benjamin, 4  b.  1  Feb.,  1716  (Jewett  Gen.)  ;  m.  Hannah  Butler. 


101-34.  Joseph3  Jewett  ( Capt .  Joseph  101-8;  Joseph  101),  bap¬ 
tized  10  Apr.,  1687;  married  27  Mar.,  1706,  Mary  Hibbert.  She  died 


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26  June.,  1732,  in  her  43rd  year  (G.  S.).  He  married  (2)  6  Hoy.,  1732, 
Mary,  daughter  of  the  Rev.  Edward  Payson  (138).  He  died  10  Aug., 
1747.  His  estate  was  divided,  6  Hoy.,  1749,  as  follows:  personal 
estate  —  to  the  legal  representative  of  Mary  Jewett,  his  widow,  one 
third;  George  Jewett,  eldest  son,  two  shares;  Hathan  Jewett,  son,  one 
share;  heirs  and  representatives  of  Josiah  Jewett,  son,  deceased,  one 
share;  David  Jewett,  son,  one  share;  daughter  Mary  had  received  her 
share  in  her  father’s  life-time :  “The  real  estate  will  not  permit  of 
division  without  damage  and  is  settled  on  eldest  son,  George,  he  pay¬ 
ing  to  each  their  share  except  to  Mary  who  has  received  hers”  (Essex 
Probate,  329:  85).  His  widow,  Mary,  died  22  Jan.,  1748-9. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

101-77.  Mary, 4  b.  22  Feb.,  1706-7 ;  drowned  17  June,  1708. 

101-78.  George,  b.  25  July,  1708;  m.  Hannah  Lambert  (112-18). 

101-79.  Nathan,  b.  9  Sept.,  1710;  settled  in  Lyme,  Conn.,  where  he  married 
Deborah  Lord;  d.  10  Feb.,  1761.  She  d.  19  Nov.,  1777,  aged  71 
years.  Seven  children  born  in  Lyme. 

101-80.  Josiah,  b.  22  Mar.,  1711-2;  settled  in  Gloucester.  Adm.  granted, 
24  June,  1741,  to  his  widow,  Mary  (Essex  Probate,  323:68). 
His  real  estate  was  divided,  25  Nov.,  1751,  as  follows :  Widow 
Mercy  Jewett,  one  third;  eldest  son,  Josiah  Jewett,  two  shares; 
son  David  Jewett,  one  share ;  daughter  Mary  Jewett,  one  share 
(Essex  Probate,  330:  272).  His  widow  m.  (2)  -  Fullerton. 

101-81.  David,  b.  11  Aug.,  1714;  Harvard  Coll.,  1736  ;  minister  in  New 
London,  Conn. ;  m.  in  Boston,  5  July,  1739,  Patience  Phillips. 
Children  :  Sarah, 5  b.  25  Aug.,  1741  ;  m.  13  May,  1762,  Col.  Elisha 
Porter  of  Hadley;  d.  5  Apr.,  1775.  David  Hibbert,  b.  21  Aug., 
1745  ;  physician,  settled  in  Montville,  Conn. ;  m.  Patience  Bulk- 
ley,  and  d.  26  Apr.,  1814;  parents  of  Com.  David  Jewett  of  the 
Brazilian  Navy. 

101-82.  Mary,  b.  11  July,  1723  ;  m.  1  June,  1742,  Nathaniel  Brown  of 
Ipswich;  m.  (2)  26  Nov.,  1747,  Samuel  Adams  of  Byfield  Parish, 
Newbury. 

101-83.  Gibbens,  b.  6  Apr.,  1729  ;  d.  5  Mar.,  1729-30. 

101-38.  Lieut.  Joshua3  Jewett  ( Capt .  Joseph  101-8;  Joseph 
101),  born  16  Feb.,  1694-5;  married  4  Apr.,  1715,  Mary,  daughter  of 
John  Todd  (203-5).  His  home,  in  Rowley,  was  the  estate  on  the 
southerly  corner  of  Cross  and  Central  Streets,  and  included  the  lots 
registered  in  1643  to  Francis  Parrat  and  John  Jarrat.  The  old  house, 
probably  built  by  Francis  Parrat,  was  taken  down  in  1877.  He  died 
31  Oct.,  1760.  His  will,  dated  25  Oct.,  1760,  gives  all  his  estate  to 
wife,  Mary,  except  a  young  horse  and  two  cows  to  son  Paul  (Essex 
Probate,  337:  434).  His  widow,  Mary,  died  1  Sept.,  1775. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

101-84.  Ruth, 4  b.  1  Feb.,  1715-6;  d.  20  Mar.,  1733-4;  unm.  (Ch.  R.). 

101-85.  Joshua,  bp.  28  Dec.,  1718;  d.  18  Feb.,  1718-9. 

101-86.  Joshua,  bp.  21  Feb.,  1719-20;  d.  1  July,  1736. 

101-87.  Samuel,  bp.  21  Jan.,  1721-2 ;  d.  4  June,  1722. 

101-88.  Samuel,  bp.  8  Aug.,  1725  ;  d.  11  June,  1736. 

101-89.  Thomas,  bp.  13  Oct.,  1728  ;  d.  27  June,  1736. 

101-90.  Mary,  bp.  3  Oct.,  1731;  d.  9  June,  1736. 


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101-91.  Joshua,  b.  19  Mar.,  1736-7;  cl.  23  Sept.,  1756. 

101-92.  Paul,  b.  14  May,  1739;  m.  Jane  Payson  (138-23). 

101-44.  Aaron4  Jewett  (Jeremiah  101-10;  Jeremiah  101-1;  Jo¬ 
seph  101),  born  in  Ipswich  Village,  13  June,  1699;  married  (int.  21 
Nov.,  1719)  Abigail,  daughter  of  Samuel  Perley  (142).  He  lived  for 
a  short  time  in  Scarboro,  Me.,  and  was  the  town  clerk  there;  died  in 
Ipswich,  19  June,  1732.  His  will,  dated  10  June,  1732,  mentions  him¬ 
self  as  of  “Scarboro”  in  the  County  of  York,  “but  now  of  Ipswich”; 
wife  (unnamed)  to  be  executrix;  eldest  son,  James,  to  have  all  his  lands 
in  York  County;  son  Moses;  daughter  Abigail  (Essex  Probate,  319: 
269).  His  widow,  Abigail,  married  (2)  John  Todd  (203-12). 

Children. 

101-93.  James, s  bp.  in  Ipswich,  30  Apr.,  1721;  named  in  his  father’s  will, 
to  have  all  testator’s  lands  in  York  County.  Samuel  Waldo 
reports  to  Lt.  Genl.  Pepperell — dated  Royal  Battery,  4  o’clock, 
May  13,  1745 — “in  the  action  one  of  our  gunners  was  mortally 
wounded  by  a  langrage,  a  piece  of  which,  taken  out  of  his 
back,  I  send  by  bearer ;  another  larger  piece  remains  in.  His 
name  is  James  Jewett  &  is  an  Ipswich  man.  The  man  is  now 
expiring”  (Mass.  Hist.  Coll.,  10,  6th  Series,  Pepperell  Papers,  167). 
“1745  James  Jewett,  killed  with  a  cannon  ball  at  Capebreton 
before  the  place  was  taken”  (Rowley  Cli.  R.).  James6  Jewett, 
b.  in  Rowley,  1  June,  1739,  was  the  son  of  James  (101-93)  and 
Mary  Pearson  (140-111).  Her  father,  Stephen  Pearson  (140-55) 
was  appointed  his  guardian.  His  descendants  are  numerous, 
many  having  attained  prominence.  See  No.  10207,  History  and 
Genealogy  of  the  Jewetts  of  America. 

101-94.  Moses,  bp.  in  Ipswich,  7  Apr.,  1722  ;  m.  Abigail  Bradstreet  (25-45). 
101-95.  Rebecca,  bp.  in  Ipswich,  1  Mar.,  1723  ;  d.  before  10  June,  1732. 

101-96.  Abigail,  bp.  in  Scarboro,  10  May,  1730;  m.  25  Dec.,  1751,  Amos 
Stickney;  d.  in  Newbury,  6  Oct.,  1795. 

101-47.  Jeremiah4  Jewett  ( Nehemiah  101-16;  Jeremiah  101-1; 
Joseph  101),  born  26  Oct.,  1709;  married  27  Jan.,  1736-7,  Mary,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Nathaniel  Mighill  (127-23).  He  lived  in  Rowley  on  the  home¬ 
stead  of  his  father,  and  died  27  Feb.,  1756.  His  will,  dated  19  Feb., 
1756,  mentions  wife,  Mary;  son  Nehemiah  to  have  the  homestead; 
daughters  Eunice  and  Mary;  Thomas  Lancaster  and  Nathaniel  Mig¬ 
hill,  executors  (Essex  Probate,  333:  424).  His  widow,  Mary,  died  17 
Feb.,  1796  (G.  S.). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

101-97.  Nehemiah, s  b.  24  Oct.,  1737  ;  m.  Joanna  (Hannah)  Burpee  (32-49). 
101-98.  Eunice,  b.  11  Jan.,  1739-40;  m.  Timothy  Harris  (79-41). 

101-99.  Mary,  bp.  13  May,  1744;  d.  29  Jan.,  1762;  unm. 

101-59.  Purchase4  Jewett  (Nehemiah  101-24;  Nehemiah  101-4; 
Joseph  101),  born  in  Ipswich  Village,  15  Oct.,  1710;  married  in  Ips¬ 
wich,  28  Oct.,  1736,  Ruth,  daughter  of  John  Todd  (203-12). 

His  home  was  the  homestead  of  his  father  in  Ipswich  Village,  and 
he  died  there  22  June,  1786;  buried  in  Rowley.  Administration 
granted  3  July,  1786  (Essex  Probate,  358:  398). 

In  the  settlement  of  his  estate  is  a  receipt  as  follows : —  “Ipswich 


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Early  Settlers  oe  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

December  2nd  1799  This  certifieth,  that  we  the  subscribers  have 
received  of  Nehemiah  Jewett  and  Purchase  Jewett  administrators  of 
the  estate  of  our  lionord  father  Mr.  Purchase  Jewett  deceased  our  full 
share  and  proportion  of  all  the  personal  estate  of  said  deceased.  John 
Tuttle,  Moses  Smith,  John  C.  Jewett;  Katherine  Jewett,  Ephraim 
Jewett”  (Essex  Probate,  14968).  His  widow,  Ruth,  died  in  Ipswich 
4  Oct.,  1799;  buried  in  Rowley. 

Children  of  record  in  Ipswich 

101-100.  Nehemiah, 5  bp.  25  Dec.,  1737  ;  m.  Margaret  Hazen  (85-48). 

101-101.  Purchase,  bp.  19  Nov.,  1739  ;  m.  Sarah  Gould.  His  mother’s 
name,  “Mary,”  on  the  record,  is  an  error. 

101-102.  Mehitable,  bp.  19  Oct.,  1741 ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  22  Apr.,  1765,  John 
Tuttle. 

101-103.  John  Cole,  bp.  29  Jan.,  1743;  residence,  Ipswich;  m.  18  May, 
1769,  Elizabeth  Smith ;  she  d.  9  June,  1805,  aged  55  years  (G.  S. 
Ipswich).  He  d.  5  June  (6  June,  G.  S.  Ipswich),  1811. 

101-104.  Katherine,  bp.  23  Feb.,  1745;  d.  in  Ipswich  Village,  1  Mar.  1814; 

unm. ;  bur.  in  Rowley.  Her  will  was  dated  21  Feb.,  1814  (Essex 
Probate,  385:167). 

101-105.  Ephraim,  bp.  13  Mar.,  1747;  m.  (int.  in  Boxford,  18  May,  1771) 
Sarah  Spofford  of  Boxford.  Residence,  Ipswich,  where  they 
had  children  born:  Patience^  b.  12  Feb.,  1772  ;  Ephraim,  b.  30 
Mar.,  1773  ;  Ruth,  b.  13  Sept.,  1774.  They  moved,  about  1777, 
to  Denmark,  Me.  Rev.  soldier. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley: 

101-106.  Ruth,  bp.  6  Jan.,  1750-1;  m.  in  Ipswich,  11  Apr.,  1770,  Moses 
Smith,  Jr.,  of  Ipswich. 

101-107.  Patience,  bp.  14  Apr.,  1754. 

101-62.  Ensign  John4  Jewett  ( Nehemiah  101-24;  Nehemiah 
101-4;  Joseph  101),  born  in  Ipswich,  13  Nov.,  1715;  married  1  June, 
1742,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Joseph  Scott  (168-11).  He  settled  in  Row- 
ley,  on  the  corner  of  Cross  and  Pleasant  Streets,  on  the  lot  laid  out  to 
William  Acy  (2).  She  died  19  Apr.,  1784.  He  married  (2)  14  Dec., 
1797,  Judith,  widow  of  Nathaniel  Mighill  (127-29).  He  was  styled 
“ensign,”  and  died  13  Nov.,  1807.  His  will,  dated  21  June,  1802,  men¬ 
tions  wife,  Judith;  sons  George  and  Daniel;  grandsons  Joseph  Todd, 
Moses  Richards  and  John  Richards;  daughter  Mary,  deceased  (Essex 
Probate,  375:  506).  Widow  Judith  Jewett  died  —  Dec.,  1813  (New- 
buryport  R.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

101-108.  Mary, s  b.  16  Apr.,  1743;  d.  13  Aug.,  1797  ;  unm. 

101-109.  John,  b.  21  Oct.,  1744;  d.  1  Aug.,  1765  ;  unm. 

101-110.  George,  b.  18  Mar.,  1746-7 ;  m.  Sarah  Noyes.  See  note  under  Sarah 
Pickard  (145-35). 

101-111.  Hannah,  b.  19  Sept.,  1749;  m.  Nelson  Todd  (203-57). 

101-112.  Jane,  b.  5  Mar.,  1753  ;  m.  28  Sept.,  1785,  Moses  Richards  of  Row- 
ley;  d.  17  Mar.,  1793. 

101-113.  Daniel,  b.  5  June,  1755  ;  m.  (int.  16  Aug.,  1783)  Elizabeth  Burpee 
(32-52).  She  d.  12  Feb.,'  1832.  He  d.  29  July,  1832,  without 
issue.  Rev.  soldier. 

101-114.  Susannah,  b.  30  Mar.,  1758;  d.  14  or  15  Aug.,  1758. 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

101-76.  Benjamin4  Jewett  ( Benjamin  101-28;  Nehemiah  101-4; 
Joseph  101),  born  in  Ipswich  Village,  1  Feb.,  1716  (Jewett  Gen.). 
Daniel  Dow,  of  Ipswich,  was  appointed  his  guardian,  1  Dec.,  1724,  he 
being  then  about  nine  years  old.  He  married  in  Ipswich  22  Jan.,  1738- 
9,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Thomas  Butler,  then,  or  formerly,  of  Ipswich. 
He  moved  to  Manchester  about  1741,  and  thence,  about  1750,  to  Wind¬ 
ham  Count}r,  Conn.  He  lived  for  a  time  in  Pomfret,  Conn.,  and  died 
in  Canterbury,  Conn.,  29  Sept.,  1801,  aged  85  years,  7  months,  and 
28  days  (85  years  lacking  2  days,  Hampton,  Conn.  Ch.  R.). 

Children  : 

101-115.  Benjamin, s  b.  in  Ipswich,  30  Nov.,  1739. 

101-116.  Hannah,  b.  1741 ;  d.  in  Manchester,  25  Dec.,  1749. 

101-117.  Daniel,  b.  in  Manchester,  24  Feb.,  1743-4. 

101-118.  Ebenezer,  b.  in  Manchester,  28  Aug1.,  1747. 

101-119.  Hannah,  b.  in  Manchester.  1  Feb.,  1749-50. 

He  had  children  born  in  Connecticut. 

101-78.  Capt.  George4  Jewett  ( Joseph  101-34;  Gapt.  Joseph  101- 
8;  Joseph  101),  born  25  July,  1708;  married  9  Jan.,  1728-9,  Hannah, 
daughter  of  Thomas  Lambert  (112-12).  He  was  the  strongest  man 
ever  known  in  Rowley  (Gage).  He  died  5  Feb.,  1776  (G.  S.).  His 
will,  dated  30  Jan.,  1776,  mentions  wife,  Hannah;  daughters  Edna 
Todd,  wife  of  William;  Hannah,  Mary,  Lucy,  Sarah,  Jane;  children  of 
son  Joseph  Jewett,  deceased,  viz.  George,  Joseph,  John,  David,  Hannah 
(Essex  Probate,  351:  504).  His  widow,  Hannah,  died  28  Sept.,  1799 
(G.  S.).  Her  will  was  proved  7  Oct.,  1799  (Essex  Probate,  367:  98). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

101-120.  Edna, s  b.  13  July,  1730  ;  m.  William  Todd  (203-62). 

101-121.  Hannah,  b.  10  May,  1732;  m.  24  Dec.,  1760,  Thomas  Illsley  of 
Newbury. 

101-122.  Mary,  b.  11  Sept.,  1734;  d.  26  Aug.,  1794;  unm.  Her  will  was 
dated  2  Aug.,  1794  (Essex  Probate,  363:344). 

101-123.  Lucy,  b.  11  Dec.,  1736  ;  m.  7  July,  1763,  John  Hopkins  of  Newbury. 
101-124.  Joseph,  b.  14  May,  1739  ;  m.  Martha  Tredwell. 

101-125.  Sarah,  b.  19  Apr.,  1741;  m.  18  Jan.,  1770,  Simeon  Plumer  of  New¬ 
bury. 

101-126.  Jane,  b.  18  Feb.,  1742-3;  m.  29  June,  1774,  Dr.  William  Hale; 
d.  5  July,  1799  (G.  S.). 

101-127.  Ruth,  b.  21  Feb.,  1744-5;  d.  29  Sept.,  1773  ;  unm. 

101-128.  Elizabeth,  b.  18  Feb.,  1746-7  ;  d.  30  Jan.,  1764. 

101-129.  George,  b.  14  May,  1750;  d.  4  Aug.,  1751. 

101-92.  Paul4  Jewett  (Lieut.  Joshua  101-38;  Capt.  Joseph  101- 
8;  Joseph  101),  born  14  May,  1739;  married  16  Oct.,  1759,  Jane, 
daughter  of  Eliphalet  Pavson  (138-4).  She  died  29  Apr.,  1811.  He 
died  29  Aug.,  1828,  “the  oldest  man  in  town”  (T.  R.).  (G.  S.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

101-130.  Paul, s  b.  7  Sept.,  1760;  d.  at  Lansingburg,  N.  Y.,  27  Oct.,  1777  ; 
Rev.  soldier. 


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JEWETT  HOUSE,  BAY  ROAD,  IPSWICH  VILLAGE 
Built  in  1759  by  Capt.  Moses  Jewett  (101-94). 


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101-131. 

101-132. 

101-133. 

101-134. 

101-135. 

101-136. 

101-137. 


Mary,  b.  8  Aug.,  1763;  m.  30  Apr.,  1784,  Benjamin  Bishop;  d.  26 
Nov.,  1801  (G.  S.). 

Buth,  b.  4  Mar.,  1766;  m.  1  May,  1785,  Isaac  Hale;  d.  17  Oct., 
1839  (G.  S.). 

Joshua,  b.  23  Aug.,  1768;  m.  Phebe  Harris  (79-44). 

Jane,  b.  10  Mar.,  1771;  m.  Joseph  Jewett  Todd  (203-109). 

Edna,  b.  17  Aug.,  1773  ;  m.  24  May,  1804,  Henry  Cushing  of  Provi¬ 
dence,  B.  I.;  d.  in  Providence,  24  Apr.,  1815  (G.  S.  Bowley). 

Eliphalet,  b.  4  May,  1776  ;  m.  Sarah  Bichards. 

Paul,  b.  26  Apr.,  1780;  Brown  Univ.,  1802;  a  minister;  m.  1  Sept., 
1813,  Ellinor  M.  Punchard.  He  m.  (2)  in  Scituate,  24  Apr.,  1827, 
Widow  Gracey  Thaxter  of  Scituate,  where  she  d.  18  or  20  Feb., 
1836,  aged  37  years,  8  mos.  He  d.  in  Hamilton,  15  May,  1840 
(G.  S.  Bowley). 


101-94.  Capt.  Moses5  Jewett  ( Aaron  101-44;  Jeremiah  101-10; 
Jeremiah  101-1;  Joseph  101),  baptized  in  Ipswich,  7  Apr.,  1722;  mar¬ 
ried  in  Ipswich,  13  May,  1741,  Abigail,  daughter  of  Moses  Bradstreet 
(25-26).  She  died  8  Nov.,  1794,  aged  72  years  (Gr.  S.).  He  was  a 
soldier  in  the  Revolution;  captain  of  the  “Troop  of  Horse,”  wdiich 
marched  from  Ipswich,  on  the  Lexington  alarm,  19  Apr.,  1775.  He 
died  at  his  home  in  Ipswich  Village,  31  July,  1796,  in  his  75th  year 
(G.  S.).  His  will,  dated  11  July,  1796,  mentions;  “my  first  born  son 
Aaron  to  have  the  homestead  and  be  executor;  sons  Moses,  Nathaniel 
and  James;  daughters  Jane  Todd,  Hannah  Plummer  and  Sarah  Jewett; 
my  two  daughters  that  are  single,  Abigail  and  Betty”  (Essex  Probate, 
364:  428).  The  house  he  built  in  1759  is  now  (1932)  owned  and 
occupied  by  Edgar  Eilenberger. 

Children  born  in  Ipswich  Village  (Family  Becorcl  in  possession  of 
Amos  E.  Jewett)  : 

101-138.  Jane, e  b.  6.  Nov.,  1742;  m.  in  Ipswich,  John  Todd  (203-79). 

101-139.  Aaron,  b.  26  May,  1744;  m.  Hannah  Pearson  (140-172). 

101-140.  Hannah,  b.  18  Aug.,  1746;  m.  in  Ipswich,  28  May,  1776,  Samuel 
Plummer;  residence,  Bowley.  He  d.  13  Apr.  (14  Apr.,  G.  S.), 
1817.  She  d.  17  Dec.,  1825.' 

101-141.  Jeremiah,  b.  10  June,  1748;  not  mentioned  in  his  father’s  will; 
prob.  d.  June,  1775  (Ch.  B.). 

101-142.  Moses,  b.  15  June,  1750  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Pulsifer.  See  History  and 
Genealogy  of  Jewetts  of  America.  Bev.  soldier. 

101-143.  Nathaniel,  b.  IS  Dec.,  1752. 

101-144.  James,  b.  7  Apr.,  1755  ;  m.  Lydia  Hilton.  See  History  and  Gene¬ 
alogy  of  Jewetts  of  America.  Bev.  soldier. 

101-145.  Abigail  (Nabby),  b.  23  Aug.,  1757  ;  d.  in  Ipswich  Village,  27  May, 
1838  ;  unm.  Her  will  was  dated  21  June,  1836  (Essex  Probate, 
410  :  231). 

101-146.  Elizabeth  (Betty),  b.  20  Apr.,  1760;  d.  in  Ipswich  Village,  30 
Oct.,  1835  ;  unm. 

101-147.  Sarah,  b.  1  July,  1763  ;  m.  Neliemiali  Jewett  (101-155). 


101-97.  Nehemiah5  Jewett  (Jeremiah  101-47;  Nehemiah  101- 
lb;  Jeremiah  101-1;  Joseph  101),  born  24  Oct.,  1737;  married  24 
Dec.,  1767,  Johanna,  daughter  of  Joseph  Burpee  (32-19).  She  died 


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6  Aug.,  1818.  His  home  was  on  Central  Street,  Rowley,  near  the 
Turnpike.  He  died  14  Dec.,  1823.  He  had  lost  one  eye. 

Children  of  record  in  RoAvley : 

101-148.  Mary, 6  b.  1  Jan.,  1769;  d.  20  Jan.,  1856;  unm. 

101-149.  Charlotte,  bp.  2  Dee.,  1770;  d.  25  Feb.,  1771. 

101-150.  Jeremiah,  b.  22  Dec.,  1771 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  15  July,  1797,  Abigail 
Emery  of  Newbury;  d.  14  Sept.,  1820. 

101-151.  Caleb,  b.  11  Feb.,  1774;  residence,  N.  H. 

101-152.  Thomas,  b.  29  May,  1776;  Harvard  Coll.,  1797  ;  m.  in  Boscawen, 
N.  H.,  20  June,  1804,  Sarah  (Sally)  Burpee  of  Candia,  N.  H. 
She  d.  in  Salisbury,  13  Dec.,  1842.  He  d.  in  Georgetown,  17  Apr., 
1866. 

101-153.  Joseph,  b.  14  Sept.,  1779  ;  d.  Nov.,  1829 ;  unm. 

101-154.  Hannah,  b.  18  May,  1788. 

101-100.  Nehemiah5  Jewett  ( Purchase  101-59;  Nehemiah  101- 
24;  Nehemiah  101-4;  Joseph  101),  born  in  Ipswich  Village,  baptized 
25  Dec.,  1737;  married  8  Jan.,  1767,  Margaret,  daughter  of  Israel 
Hazen  (85-29).  She  died  in  Ipswich,  —  Aug.,  1776;  buried  in  Row- 
ley.  He  married  (2)  in  Ipswich,  1  Apr.,  1784,  Hannah,  daughter  of 
Dea.  Moses  Chaplin  (37-19).  He  died  in  Ipswich  Village,  8  Nov., 
1815,  “instantly”  (Rowley  R.)  ;  buried  in  Rowley.  Rev.  soldier.  His 
widow,  Hannah,  died  in  Ipswich  Village,  19  Nov.,  1830;  buried  in 
Rowley. 

Children  born  in  Ipswich  Village : 

101-155.  Nehemiah, 6  bp.  10  Jan.,  1768  (Rowley  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  in  Ipswich, 
22  Oct.,  1795,  Sarah  Jewett  (101-147).  Residence,  Ipswich,  where 
she  d.  12  Aug.,  1833  ;  bur.  in  Rowley.  He  d.  2  Mar.,  1838. 

101-156.  Jenny,  bp.  15  Apr.,  1770  (Rowley  Ch.  R.). 

101-157.  Abraham,  b.  25  Aug.,  1772  ;  m.  Judith  Matson. 

101-158.  Hannah,  b.  1785;  d.  1868;  unm.  (G.  S.  Rowley). 

101-159.  An  infant,  d.  1  Mar.,  1786. 


101-101.  Purchase5  Jewett  ( Purchase  101-59;  Nehemiah  101-24; 
Nehemiah  101-4;  Joseph  101),  baptized  in  Ipswich,  19  Nov.,  1739; 
married  in  Boxford,  7  May,  1765,  Sarah  Gould  of  Boxford.  She  died 
in  Ipswich,  8  Aug.,  1786,  aged  40  years;  buried  in  Rowley.  He  mar¬ 
ried  (2)  in  Ipswich,  31  Jan.,  1788,  Joanna,  daughter  of  Jeremiah 
Todd  (203-30).  He  died  in  Ipswich  11  Oct.,  1814.  His  will  was 
dated  10  June,  1805  (Essex  Probate,  386:  278).  Rev.  soldier.  His 
widow,  Joanna,  died  9  Dec.,  1825;  buried  in  Rowley. 

Children  born  in  Ipswich  Village  (Rowley  Church  Record)  : 

101-160.  Sarah, 6  bp.  23  Feb.,  1766;  d.  1  Mar.,  1766. 

101-161.  Joanna,  bp.  8  Feb.,  1767  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  8  Mar.,  1787,  Isaac  Potter 
of  Ipswich. 

101-162.  Sarah,  bp.  12  Mar.,  1769;  d.  1  Apr.,  1769. 

101-163.  Purchase,  bp.,  11  Aug.,  1771;  d.  at  the  West  Indies,  12  May, 
1800  (Ipswich  R.). 

101-164.  A  child,  d.  —  Apr.,  1776. 

101-165.  Asa,  b.  17  Apr.,  1779  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  3  July,  1801,  Susanna  Harris, 
of  Ipswich. 


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101-110.  Dea.  George5  Jewett  ( Ensign  John  101-62;  Nehemiah 
101-24;  Nehemiah  101-4;  Joseph  101),  born  18  Mar.,  1746-7;  married 
16  Apr.,  1771,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Benjamin  and  Sarah  (Pickard  145- 
35)  Noyes.  She  died  12  Feb.,  1824,  aged  76  years.  He  was  deacon 
of  Rowley  Church  and  died  5  May,  1829.  Rev.  soldier.  His  home  was 
on  Pleasant  Street,  on  the  lot  laid  out  to  Mark  Prime  (153). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

101-166.  Sarah, 6  b.  11  Jan.,  1772;  d.  23  Aug.,  1799;  unm. 

101-167.  Susannah,  b.  5  June,  1773  ;  m.  29  Aug.,  1797,  Pemberton  Hale. 

He  d.  9  July,  1820.  She  d.  19  Aug.,  1831. 

101-168.  Hannah,  b.  25  Oct.,  1774  ;  d.  12  Oct.,  1800 ;  unm. 

101-169.  Lucy,  b.  2  Aug.,  1776  ;  d.  26  June,  1796 ;  unm. 

101-170.  Dolly,  b.  26  June,  1779  ;  d.  26  Feb.,  1798  ;  unm. 

101-124.  Joseph5  Jewett  ( Capt .  George  101-78;  Joseph  101-34; 
Capt.  Joseph  101-8;  Joseph  101),  born  14  May,  1739;  married  (int. 
12  Oct.,  1765)  Martha  Tredwell  of  Ipswich.  He  died  1  Aug.,  1774 
(G.  S.).  His  widow,  Martha,  died  in  Ipswich,  2  Nov.,  1818,  aged  76 
years.  Her  will  was  dated  2  July,  1817  (Essex  Probate,  394:  264). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

101-171.  George, e  b.  11  June,  1767. 

101-172.  Joseph,  b.  23  Aug.,  1768. 

101-173.  John,  b.  10  Aug.,  1770 ;  m.  27  Sept.,  1792,  Elizabeth  Hodgkins  of 
Ipswich ;  residence,  Ipswich. 

101-174.  David,  bp.  5  July,  1772. 

Child  of  record  in  Ipswich : 

101-175.  Hannah,  bp.  13  July,  1777. 

101-133.  Dr.  Joshua5  Jewett  ( Paul  101-92;  IAeut.  Joshua  101- 
38;  Capt.  Joseph  101-8;  Joseph  101),  born  23  Aug.,  1768;  married 
14  June,  1798,  Phebe,  daughter  of  John  Harris  (79-38).  She  died 
12  Oct.,  1854  (G.  S.).  His  residence  was  Rowley;  he  was  a  physician; 
town  clerk  many  years;  deacon  of  the  First  Church  fifty-four  years. 
He  died  3  Jan.,  1862  (G.  S.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

101-176.  John  Harris, c  b.  7  June,  1799;  d.  7  Feb.,  1854;  unm. 

101-177.  Joshua,  b.  7  May,  1801;  d.  in  Salem,  6  Apr.,  1824;  bur.  in  Rowley; 
unm. 

101-178.  Henry  Cushtng,  b.  10  Feb.,  1803  ;  Brown  Univ.,  1824 ;  Congrega¬ 
tional  Minister;  d.  in  Gloucester,  4  Nov.,  1846.  “My  son — very — 
sad — scarlet  fever  and  sore  throat  at  Gloucester  where  he  was 
preaching.  Bur.  in  Rowley,  aged  43  years  8  mos.  &  24  days”  (Dr. 
Joshua  Jewett’s  record  of  deaths). 

101-179.  Mary  Harris,  b.  6  Dec.,  1808  ;  m.  13  Nov.,  1838,  James  T.  Plummer; 
d.  3  June,  1844,  without  issue. 

101-136.  Eliphalet5  Jewett  ( Paul  101-92;  Lieut.  Joshua  101- 
38;  Capt.  Joseph  101-8;  Joseph  101),  born  4  May,  1776;  married  4 
Nov.,  1804,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Humphrey  H.  and  Sarah  (Pearson  140- 
178)  Richards.  He  was  a  carpenter.  He  died  in  Boston,  19  Apr., 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 


1837 ;  buried  in  Salem.  “He  fell  from  the  roof  of  a  store  from  40  to 
50  feet  into  the  dock,  Mar.  16,  broke  the  ice  &  was  almost  drowned, 
much  bruised  &  died  in  27  days’’  (Rowley  R.).  At  the  time  of  his 
death  his  residence  was  Salem  and  his  family  remained  there. 

Children  : 

101-180.  Edna, 6  b.  in  Salem,  22  Sept.,  1805. 

101-181.  Harriet,  b.  in  Salem,  17  Mar.,  1807. 

101-182.  Sarah  Richards,  b.  in  Salem,  12  June,  1809. 

101-183.  Jane  Payson,  b.  in  Rowley,  25  June,  1812;  m.  her  cousin,  Edward 
or  William  Payson.6  See  note  under  Abigail  Payson  (138-47). 

101-184.  Mary,  b.  in  Rowley,  25  Apr.,  1814. 

101-185.  Martha  Caroline,  b.  in  Rowley,  27  Oct.,  1816. 

101-186.  Ruth  Ann,  b.  in  Rowley,  30  Aug.,  1818  (P.  R.). 

101-187.  Humphrey  Paul,  b.  in  Salem,  14  June,  1821. 

101-188.  Eleanor  Punchard,  b.  in  Salem,  14  Dec.,  1826. 


101-139.  Aaron6  Jewett  ( Capt .  Moses  101-94;  Aaron  101-44; 
Jeremiah  101-10;  Jeremiah  101-1;  Joseph  101),  born  in  Ipswich  Vil¬ 
lage,  26  May,  1744;  married  20  Apr.,  1769,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Jona¬ 
than  Pearson  (140-108).  She  died  in  Ipswich,  7  Sept.,  1793.  He 
married  (2)  in  Ipswich,  29  May,  1796,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Nathaniel 
Bradstreet  (25-68).  His  home  was  the  homestead  of  his  father  in 
Ipswich  Village,  near  Rowley.  He  died  9  Jan.,  1824;  buried  in  Row- 
ley.  Administration  granted  3  Feb.,  1824  (Essex  Probate,  30:  137). 
The  house  he  built,  about  1785,  is  now  (1932)  owned  and  occupied  by 
Mrs.  Sarah  G.  Houghton.  He  was  a  Rev.  soldier.  His  widow,  Eliza¬ 
beth,  died  20  Apr.,  1834;  buried  in  Rowley. 

Children  born  in  Ipswich  Village : 

101-189.  Edward, 7  b.  16  July,  1770 ;  m.  Abigail  Potter. 

101-190.  Aaron,  b.  16  Feb.,  1772 ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  31  May,  1795,  Hannah 
Nourse*  of  Ipswich;  residence,  Wentworth,  N.  H.  Their  child, 
Betsey  Nourse,®  b.  4  Sept.,  1795,  in  Ipswich,  is  of  record  in 
Rowley. 

101-191.  Abigail,  b.  6  Dec.,  1773  ;  m.  John  Pemberton  Palmer  (135-58). 

101-192.  Jeremiah,  b.  12  June,  1776  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  8  Feb.,  1801,  Huldah 
Nourse*  of  Ipswich ;  residence,  Wentworth,  N.  H.  He  d.  at  his 
father’s  house  in  Ipswich,  8  Mar.,  1810  (Rowley  R.),  while  on 
a  visit  (P.  R.). 

101-193.  Hannah,  b.  11  Mar.,  1778;  m.  in  Ipswich,  19  May,  1803,  Moses  Hale 
of  Rowley;  lived  in  Salem.  He  d.  in  Ipswich,  1  Oct.,  1822,  aged 
49  years,  “of  Salem”  (G.  S.  Rowley). 

101-194.  Moses,  b.  21  May,  1780;  m.  29  Apr.,  1806,  Abigail  Todd  (203-101)  ; 

residence,  Ipswich  Village;  d.  13  Jan.,  1830.  She  d.  28  Oct.,  1860. 
Both  bur.  in  Rowley. 

101-195.  Jonathan,  b.  14  June,  1782;  m.  21  Oct.,  1807,  Elsy  Davis  of  Lynn- 
field ;  d.  9  Sept.,  1809  (Rowley  R.). 

101-196.  Amos,  b.  1  Apr.,  1785  ;  d.  in  Ipswich,  20  Nov.,  1806  (Rowley  R.)  ; 
unm. 

*  Hannah  and  Huldah  Nourse,  twin  daughters  of  Daniel  and  Eunice  (Perley) 
Nourse,  were  born  in  Boxford,  21  Mar.,  1774.  Their  father,  with  his  family, 
moved  to  Ipswich  Village  in  1790.  See  Ephraim  Jewett  (101-17). 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts  201 

101-197.  Eliza,  b.  11  Oct.,  179S  ;  m.  3  June,  1821,  Mark  French  Cate,  who 
was  b.  28  Oct.,  1798 ;  d.  15  June,  1862.  She  d.  7  Sept.,  1872. 
Residence,  Ipswich  Village. 

101-198.  Lavinia,  b.  21  Mar.,  1800 ;  m.  1  June,  1820,  Moses  Palmer  Lowell 
of  Rowley;  d.  21  Sept.,  1830  (Ipswich  R.). 


101-157.  Abraham6  Jewett  ( Nehemiah  101-100;  Purchase  101- 
59;  Nehemiah  101-24;  Nehemiah  101-4;  Joseph  101),  born  in  Ipswich 
Village,  25  Aug.,  1772  (P.  R.)  ;  married  in  Rowley,  1  June,  1800, 
Judith  Matson.  She  was  born  23  Sept.,  1776  (P.  R.).  He  died  in 
Ipswich,  28  Jan.  (P.  R.),  29  Jan.  (Rowley  R.),  1858;  buried  in  Row- 
ley.  His  will  was  dated  1  July,  1854  (Essex  Probate,  419;  295).  His 
home  was  in  Ipswich  Village,  between  Egypt  River  and  Rowley,  on 
land  formerly  owned  by  Nehemiah  (101-4).  His  widow,  Judith,  died 
in  Ipswich,  14  Mar.,  1860  (P.  R.)  ;  buried  in  Rowley. 

Children  born  in  Ipswich  Village,  birth  and  death  data  from  Family 
Record  : 

101-199.  Judith, 7  b.  1  June,  1801 ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  30  Mar.,  1824,  Jacob 
Bailey  (10-129). 

101-200.  Ebenezer,  b.  2  Apr.,  1803  ;  d.  7  Aug.,  1892. 

101-201.  Dorothy,  b.  3  Mar.,  1805  ;  m.  Prescott  Hobson  (89-73). 

101-202.  Adaline,  b.  19  June,  1807  ;  m.  -  Knight ;  d.  4  Aug.,  1848. 

101-203.  Margaret  Jane,  b.  14  June,  1810 ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  25  Sept.,  1828, 
Silas  Crane,  Jr.,  of  Ipswich;  d.  1  Jan.,  1885. 

101-204.  William  Hazen,  b.  16  Oct.,  1814 ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  18  Dec.,  1836, 
Elizabeth  B.  Smith  of  Ipswich.  He  was  a  soldier  in  Co.  C,  19 
Mass.  Reg’t. ;  d.  in  Virginia,  20  Oct.,  1862.  His  home  was  the 
homestead  of  his  father.  He  left  a  widow  and  five  children. 
Descendants  in  male  line  now  (1932)  living  in  Rowley. 

101-205.  Henry  B.,  b.  21  Dec.,  1820 ;  d.  8  Feb.,  1821. 


101-189.  Edward7  Jewett  ( Aaron  101-139;  Capt.  Moses  101-94; 
Aaron  101-44;  Jeremiah  101-10;  Jeremiah  101-1;  Joseph  101),  born 
in  Ipswich  Village,  16  July,  1770;  married  in  Ipswich,  31  Jan.,  1794, 
Abigail,  daughter  of  John  Potter  of  Ipswich.  She  died  15  Sept.,  1829, 
aged  61  years.  He  died  26  Apr.,  1849  (G.  S.  Rowley). 

Children  born  in  Ipswich  Village : 

101-206.  Edward, s  b.  13  Dec.,  1794 ;  m.  24  Sept.,  1820,  Sarah,  dau.  of  Moses 
and  Ruth  (Jewett  101-106)  Smith;  residence,  Rowley,  where  he 
d.  19  Dec.,  1865.  She  was  b.  in  Ipswich,  17  Aug.,  1797,  and  d. 
27  May,  1883.  Their  only  child,  Edward  W.,9  b.  in  Rowley,  20 
June,  1823;  d.  in  Georgetown,  2  Jan.,  1896,  without  issue;  bur. 
in  Rowley. 

101-207.  Abigail  (Nabby),  b.  24  Sept.,  1796;  m.  Nathaniel  Stickney  (189-79). 

101-208.  Samuel  Potter,  b.  20  Jan.,  1799;  m.  6  Aug.,  1826,  Mehitable  Dodge 
of  Rowley;  residence,  Rowley,  where  he  was  deacon  of  the 
Baptist  Church;  d.  27  Nov.,  1876.  She  d.  3  Dec.,  1887.  Children 
b.  in  Rowley:  Phineas  N.,9  b.  22  Aug.,  1828;  Samuel  L.,  b.  3  June, 
1831;  Herbert,  b.  13  Dec.,  1833. 

101-209.  Susannah,  b.  26  June,  1801;  m.  John  Cressey  (48-68). 

101-210.  Hannah,  b.  5  Mar.,  1805;  m.  in  Ipswich,  24  May,  1828,  Simeon  Ells¬ 
worth  of  Ipswich. 

101-211.  Amos,  b.  3  June,  1807  ;  m.  Pliebe  Kilborn  Howe. 


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101-211.  Amos8  Jewett  ( Edward  101-189;  Aaron  101-139;  Capt. 
Moses  101-94;  Aaron  101-44;  Jeremiah  101-10;  Jeremiah  101-1;  Jo¬ 
seph  101),  born  in  Ipswich  Village,  3  Jnne,  1807;  married  10  Nov., 
1829,  Phebe  Kilborn,  daughter  of  George  and  Deborah  (Chapman) 
Howe  of  Rowley.  He  died  23  Aug.,  1850  (G.  S.  Rowley).  She  was 
born  in  Rowley,  16  Nov.,  1807,  and  died  20  Nov.,  1887  (G.  S.  Rowley). 
The  house  he  built,  1834,  is  now  (1932)  owned  and  occupied  by  his 
grandson,  Dea.  Amos  Everett  Jewett  (101-213). 

Child  born  in  Ipswich  Village  : 

101-212.  Amos  Grenville^  b.  21  Sept.,  1837  ;  m.  Mary  Eveline  Rust. 

101-212.  Amos  Grenville9  Jewett  ( Amos  101-211;  Edward,  101- 
189;  Aaron  101-139;  Capt.  Moses  101-94;  Aaron  101-44;  Jeremiah  101- 
10;  Jeremiah  101-1;  Joseph  101),  born  21  Sept.,  1837;  married  6  Jan., 
1859,  Mary  Eveline,  daughter  of  William  Wallis  and  Mary  Jane  (Pet- 
tingell)  Rust  of  Ipswich,  where  she  was  born  11  Apr.,  1837.  He  died 
22  July,  1869.  She  died  29  June,  1902  (Monument  in  Rowley). 

Children  born  in  Ipswich  Village : 

101-213.  Amos  Everett, io  b.  16  June,  1862 ;  m.  Ada  Louisa  Forbes. 

101-214.  Alfred  Richardson,  b.  18  Aug.,  1866;  m.  14  Nov.,  1895,  Helen  Will- 
comb  of  Ipswich ;  d.  22  Aug.,  1930.  No  issue.  Monument  in  Row- 
ley. 

101-213.  Dea.  Amos  Everett10  Jewett  ( Amos  Grenville  101-212; 
Amos  101-211;  Edward  101-189;  Aaron  101-139;  Capt.  Moses  101-94; 
Aaron  101-44;  Jeremiah  101-10;  Jeremiah  101-1;  Joseph  101),  born 
in  Ipswich  Village,  16  June,  1862;  married  in  Rowley,  22  Oct.,  1887, 
Ada  Louisa,  daughter  of  Maurice  and  Joanna  (Crowell)  Forbes  of 
Argyle,  N.  S.,  where  she  was  born  28  May,  1863. 

Children  born  in  Ipswich  Village : 

101-215.  Lillian  Tilson,h  b.  8  Oct.,  1888 ;  m.  Clarence  Peabody. 

101-216.  Grenville,  b.  9  July,  1890;  m.  Jean  (Hosfield)  Norris. 

101-217.  Emily  Pearson,  b.  6  June,  1893  ;  m.  Earl  B.  Thomas. 

101-218.  Laura  Fostina,  b.  13  Feb  ,  1895;  m.  Fred  L.  Hunt. 

101-219.  Hope  Douglas,  b.  8  June,  1896 ;  m.  Ralph  L.  Morrill. 

101-220.  Everett  Douglas,  b.  5  Sept.,  1900 ;  m.  Edna  Phoebe  Towne. 
101-221.  Alfred  Tilson,  b.  24  Feb.,  1904 ;  d.  24  Aug.,  1913. 

101-222.  Phebe  Hortense,  b.  27  Aug.,  1905  ;  m.  Lawrence  D.  Graves. 

101-220.  Everett  Douglas11  Jewett  ( Amos  Everett  101-213; 
Amos  Grenville  101-212;  Amos  101-211;  Edward  101-189;  Aaron  101- 
139;  Capt.  Moses  101-94;  Aaron  101-44;  Jeremiah  101-10;  Jeremiah 
101-1;  Joseph  101),  born  in  Ipswich  Village,  5  Sept.,  1900;  married 
2  July,  1925,  Edna  Phoebe,  daughter  of  T.  Walter  and  Isabel  E.  (Suth¬ 
erland)  Towne  of  Newburyport,  where  she  was  born  30  Dec.,  1905. 

Children  born  in  Ipswich  Village  : 

101-223.  Everett  Grenville, 12  b.  9  Apr.,  1926. 

101-224.  Alfred  Douglas,  b.  9  May,  1927. 

101-225.  Walter  Amos,  b.  21  Sept.,  1928. 


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JEWETT 

102.  Abraham1  Jewett,*  “tanner,”  married  2:  2  mo.  1661,  Ann, 
daughter  of  Bozoan  Allen  (3).  She  was  then  living  in  Rowley  with 
her  mother  who  had  married  Joseph  Jewett  (101).  Abraham  was 
about  54  years  old,  2  July,  1691  (Essex  Deeds,  9:  21,  also  5  Ips. :  87). 
His  home  in  Rowley  was  the  “parcell  of  ground”  of  three  and  one-half 
acres,  hounded  east  on  a  highway  leading  to  Ipswich,  south  on  land  of 
John  Dresser,  west  on  land  of  John  Mighill,  north  on  common  land  of 
the  town  of  Rowley,  purchased  for  sixteen  pounds,  of  Mr.  Joseph 
Jewett  who  “departinge  this  life,  not  havinge  given  the  saide  Abraham 
Jewett  any  legall  assurance  there  of,  wee  Philip  Nellson  and  Jeremiah 
Jewett  Exequitors  unto  the  aforesaide  Mr  Joseph  Jewett”  confirm  said 
sale;  unrecorded  deed  in  possession  of  Amos  E.  Jewett,  dated  3:  1: 
1661-2.  This  land,  then  having  buildings  thereon,  was  sold,  8  Apr., 
1737,  by  his  grandchild,  Anne  Swett,  to  David  Dresser,  and  the  larger 
part  of  it  is  now  (1932)  owned  and  occupied  by  Albert  A.  Hicken. 

The  inventory  of  his  estate  was  taken  30  Apr.,  1694,  by  Ezekiel 
Jewett,  Joseph  Jewett,  and  Nehemiah  Jewett.  His  widow,  Ann,  was 
administratrix.  She  died  9  Feb.,  1721-2. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley  : 

Deborah, 2  b.  3  Dec.,  1664 ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  3  May,  1682,  Nathaniel 
Knowlton.  By  deed,  dated  26  Dec.,  1684,  Abraham  Jewett,  tanner, 
with  Ann,  his  wife,  conveys  land  to  Nathaniel  Knowlton  of  Ips¬ 
wich,  “my  son  in  law”  (Essex  Deeds,  5  Ips.:  87).  He  d.  24  Sept., 
1726,  in  his  69th  year  (G.  S.  Ipswich) .  She  d.  in  Ipswich,  his 
widow,  25  Apr.,  1743. 

Ann,  b.  20  June,  1667  ;  m.  Francis  Palmer  (135-5). 

William,  bp.  30  May,  1669 ;  was  in  the  Canada  Expedition,  1690, 
and  prob.  d.  in  service. 

Mary,  b.  11  June,  1671;  m.  Ebenezer  Brown  (30-7). 

Besoume,  b.  30  Aug.,  1673  ;  bur.  13  Sept.,  1673. 

Abraham,  b.  22  Nov.,  1674;  m.  Sarah  Dorman. 

Priscilla,  b.  27  Aug.,  1679. 

Elizabeth,  bp.  7  Oct.,  1683  ;  m.  (int.  in  Ipswich,  30  May,  1729) 
Thomas  Perrin  of  Ipswich.  They  lived  in  Bvfield  Parish,  Rowley, 
where  she,  his  widow,  d.  24  Feb.,  1757  (Byfield  Ch.  R.).  Her  will, 
dated  10  Feb.,  1757,  mentions  “My  well  beloved  nephew  or  cousin 
Anna  Swett,  wife  of  Joseph  Swett,”  and  her  three  children,  Jos. 
Swett,  Abraham  Swett,  and  Ruth  Swett  (Essex  Probate,  334:  376). 
She  was  published  in  Rowley,  31  Oct.,  1707,  to  Matthew  Scales 
(166-7),  but  they  were  not  married. 

102-6.  Abraham2  Jewett  ( Abraham  102),  born  22  Nov.,  1674; 
married  in  Topsfield,  5  Jan.,  1702-3,  Sarah  Dorman  of  Topsfield;  resi¬ 
dence  Rowley;  died  2  Nov.,  1722.  His  will,  dated  18  Oct.,  1718, 
proved  5  Mar.,  1722-3,  mentions  wife,  Sarah,  and  children  (unnamed) 

*  To  me,  Abraham  (102)  and  John  (103)  are  mysteries.  They  first  appear  “the 
same  moneth  and  day,”  when  each  takes  a  wife.  In  no  record  can  I  find  mention 
of  relationship  between  them  or  to  Joseph  (101),  though  all  three  seem  in  some 
manner  connected.  According  to  affidavits  of  record  in  Salem,  Abraham  (102), 
John  (103),  and  Jeremiah  (101-1)  were  born  the  same  year,  1637  (G.  B.  B.). 

It  is  quite  probable  they  were  nephews  of  Maximilian  (100)  and  Joseph  (101)  and 
sons  of  William,  born  1605.  Sec  note  under  Maximilian  Jewett  (100).  (A.  E.  J.) 


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102-3. 

102-4. 

102-5. 

102-6. 

102-7. 

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204  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

(Essex  Probate,  313:  581).  By  deed,  dated  8  Apr.,  1737,  Joseph 
Swett  of  Salisbury  and  Ann,  his  wife,  daughter  of  Abraham  Jewett, 
late  of  Rowley,  deceased,  and  Sarah  Jewett,  widow  of  said  deceased, 
for  £170,  convey  to  David  Dresser,  of  Ipswich,  a  house,  barn  and  about 
four  acres  of  plow  land  and  orchard  in  Rowley,  bounded  easterly  on 
the  county  road  leading  to  Ipswich,  southerly  on  Ipswich  line,  westerly 
on  land  of  Simon  Lull,  northerly  on  a  private  way  leading  to  Prospect 
Hill  (Essex  Deeds,  73:  128). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

102-9.  Ruth, 3  b.  11  Jan.,  1703-4;  m.  (int.  28  Oct.,  1727)  Edward  Chapman 
of  Ipswich;  d.  2  July,  1730.  See  Sarah  Kilbourne  (106-25). 

102-10.  Anne,  b.  23  Dec.,  1705 ;  m.  17  Mar.,  1737,  Joseph  Swett  of  Salis¬ 
bury.  They  lived  in  Byfield  Parish,  Rowley.  He  d.  29  Apr.,  1757, 
“aged  about  53  years”  (Byfield  Ch.  R.).  His  widow,  Ann,  m.  (2) 
in  Linebrook  Parish,  11  July,  1758,  Israel  Clark  of  Ipswich;  d. 
26  Mar.,  1788  (Topsfield  R.).  See  will  of  her  aunt  Elizabeth 
Jewett  (102-8). 

102-11.  William,  bp.  30  Nov.,  1707  ;  d.  10  Dec.,  1707. 

102- 12.  Abraham,  b.  25  July,  1713  ;  d.  10  Dec.,  1736  ;  unm. 

JEWETT 

103.  John1  Jewett,  married,  “the  same  moneth  and  day”  of  the 
marriage  of  Abraham  (102),  viz.:  2:  2  mo.  1661,  Elizabeth,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Isaac  Cummings  of  Topsfield.  By  deed,  dated  28  Feb.,  1661, 
Isaac  Cummings  of  Topsfield,  conveys  a  farm  in  Topsfield  to  John 
Jewett,  “for  and  in  consideration  of  marriage  with  my  daughter  Eliza¬ 
beth”  (Essex  Deeds,  2  Ips. :  105).  She  died  in  Ipswich,  9  July,  1679. 
He  married  (2)  Elizabeth,  widow  of  Benjamin  Chadwell  of  Lynn  and 
only  child  of  Joseph  How  of  Lynn  (Essex  Deeds,  29:  132).  He  was 

about  58  years  old,  17  June,  1695  (Essex  Deeds,  13:  156);  freeman 

21  Feb.,  1675-6,  and  then  of  Ipswich.  His  will,  dated  21  Oct.,  1708, 
mentions  wife,  Elizabeth;  gives  the  rest  of  his  estate  to  be  divided 
equally  among  all  his  children  (unnamed),  except  daughter  Mary  to 
have  five  pounds  more;  son  Isaac,  sole  executor  (Essex  Probate,  310: 
51).  A  deed,  relating  to  their  mother’s  thirds,  dated  21  Mar.,  1708-9, 
is  signed  by  the  children  of  “John  Jewett  dec’d  of  Ipswich”  as  follows, 
John  Jewett,  Isaac  Jewett,  Daniel  Jewett,  Jonathan  Jewett,  Cornelius 
Davis,  Mary  Jewett,  Elizabeth  Jewett,  Joseph  Plummer  and  Hannah 
Plummer  (Essex  Probate). 

B}r  deed,  dated  4  May,  1709,  John  Jewett,  cooper  of  Rowley,  Jonathan 
Jewett  of  Boxford,  Elizabeth  Jewett,  single  woman,  of  Ipswich,  con¬ 
vey  to  “our  brother  Daniel  Jewett,”  land  that  “fell  to  us  by  the  will 
of  our  father  John  Jewett  late  of  Ipswich,  deceased”  (Essex  Deeds, 
91:  212). 

His  widow,  Elizabeth,  married  (3)  Dea.  Ezekiel  Jewett  (100-1). 
See  note  under  Abraham  Jewett  (102). 

Children : 

103- 1.  Elizabeth^  b.  in  Rowley,  5  Jan.,  1661-2;  m.  John  Hidden  (87-2). 
103-2.  Hannah,  m.  Joseph  Plummer  (150). 


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103  -  3.  Isaac,  m.  Dorcas  Hovey. 

103  -  4.  Sarah,  b.  in  Ipswich,  7  Mar.,  1668. 

103-5.  Abigail,  b.  in  Ipswich,  27  Nov.,  1670;  cl.  3  Aug’.,  1672. 

103  -  6.  John,  b.  in  Ipswich,  12  Sept.,  1672  (Samuel,  on  Ct.  R.)  ;  m.  Elizabeth 
Reyner  (157-2). 

103  -  7.  Abigail,  b.  in  Ipswich,  13  Sept.,  1675  ;  d.  14  Nov.,  1675. 

103  -  8.  David,  b.  in  Ipswich,  3  Apr.,  1677. 

103-9.  Mary  (Marcy),  b.  in  Ipswich,  27  May,  1679;  m.  (int.  10  Dec.,  1709) 
Philip  Nealand  of  Ipswich. 

103-10.  Daniel,  b.  in  Ipswich,  12  Nov.,  1681 ;  m.  Elizabeth  Hopkinson 
(91-17). 

103-11.  Jonathan,  b.  in  Ipswich,  2  Dec.,  1685  ;  m.  Ann  Hopkinson  (91-18). 
103-12.  Dorcas,  twin,  b.  7  Dec.,  1690;  prob.  d.  young. 

103-13.  Rebecca,  twin,  b.  7  Dec.,  1690 ;  prob.  d.  young. 

103-3.  Isaac2  Jewett  ( John  103),  “blacksmith,”  married  in  Tops- 
field,  12  June,  1695,  Dorcas  Hovey  of  Topsfield.  Though  a  member 
of  Rowley  Church  he  was  of  Ipswich,  13  Jan.,  1712  (Essex  Deeds,  25: 
192) ;  they  moved  to  Conn,  about  1712.  He  and  his  wife,  Dorcas,  were 
dismissed  from  Rowley  Church,  11  Sept.,  1715,  “to  Killingsly  in  ordr 
to  Gathering  a  chh  there”  (Ch.  R.).  We  think  he  had  land  in  Thomp¬ 
son,  Conn.,  on  which  he  lived. 

Children  born  in  Ipswich,  of  record  in  Rowley : 

103-14.  Isaac,3  bp.  5  Feb.,  1698-9. 

103-15.  Abigail,  b.  22  Sept.,  1705. 

103-16.  David,  b.  18  Jan.,  1707-8. 

103-17.  A  daughter,  bp.  2  July,  1710  (probably  Dorcas). 

They  had  children  born  in  Connecticut. 

103-6.  John2  Jewett  ( John  103),  “cooper,”  born  in  Ipswich,  12 
Sept.,  1672;  married  28  Hov.,  1700,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Jachin 
Reyner  (157).  She  died  17  Oct.,  1723.  He  died  8  May,  1741. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

103-18.  Elizabeth,3  bp.  15  Nov.,  1702;  d.  10  Dec.,  1702. 

103-19.  John,  b.  29  June,  1704 ;  m.  Elizabeth  Lull. 

103-20.  Elizabeth,  b.  30  May,  1708;  m.  David  Perley  (142-4). 

103-10.  Dea.  Daniel2  Jewett  ( John  103),  born  in  Ipswich,  12 
Nov.,  1681;  married  25  Feb.,  1700-1,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  John 
Hopkinson  (91-4).  He  was  dismissed  from  Rowley  Church,  15  Jan., 
1710-11,  to  the  church  in  Byfield  Parish,  where  he  was  soon  elected 
deacon.  His  will,  dated  28  June,  1727,  proved  7  Aug.,  1727,  mentions 
wife,  Elizabeth;  eldest  son,  Samuel,  to  provide  for  son  Daniel  in  sick¬ 
ness  and  health ;  son  Amos,  to  have  a  large  share  if  Samuel  die  before 
possession;  son  David;  son  John;  daughters  Sarah  Bailey,  Abigail, 
Elizabeth,  Mehitable,  and  Ann  Jewett  (Essex  Prohate,  315:  523).  His 
widow,  Elizabeth,  was  living,  1739  (Essex  Deeds,  81:  214). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

103-21.  Samuel,3  b.  31  Mar.,  1701;  m.  Jemima  Chute  (39-10). 

103-22.  Sarah,  b.  29  June,  1703  ;  m.  Joseph  Bailey  (10-35). 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

103-23.  Daniel,  b.  3  Aug.,  1707  ;  d.  15  Sept.,  1749  (Bvfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  unm. 

103-24.  Amos,  b.  1  May,  1712;  m.  18  Feb.,  1734-5,  Mary  Bailey  (10-33) 
He  was  then  of  Bradford.  They  settled  in  Lancaster. 

103-25.  Abigail,  b.  IS  May,  1714 :  ra.  in  Newbury,  2  Jan.,  1734-5,  James 
Calef  of  Newbury. 

103-26.  Elizabeth,  b.  18  June,  1716 ;  m.  in  Haverhill,  14  Apr.,  1737,  Gideon 
George  of  Haverhill. 

103-27.  Mehitable,  b.  17  July,  1719;  m.  in  Newbury,  13  Jan.,  1737-8,  Samuel 
Wiatt  (Wyatt)  of  Newbury.  They  had  children  born  in  New¬ 
bury. 

103-28.  David,  b.  20  Oct.,  1720 ;  settled  in  Lancaster. 

103-29.  Ann,  b.  19  July,  1723;  m.  William  Tenney  (195-55). 

103-30.  John,  bp.  8  Aug.,  1725. 

103-11.  Jonathan2  Jewett  ( John  103),  “carpenter,”  born  in 
Ipswich,  2  Dec.,  1685;  married  28  Apr.,  1707,  Ann,  daughter  of  John 
Hopkinson  (91-4).  She  died  31  May,  1737  (Ch.  R.).  He  married 
(2)  17  Dec.,  1741,  Mehitable,  daughter  of  George  Kilbourne  (106-10). 
He  was  of  Boxford,  4  May,  1709  (Essex  Deeds,  91:  212);  soon  re¬ 
turned  to  Rowley.  By  deed,  dated  1  May,  1738,  Jonathan  Jewett,  Jr., 
of  Rowley,  housewright,  conveys  to  Dr.  Eliphalet  Kilbourne,  a  dwell¬ 
ing-house  and  lot  on  the  easterly  side  of  Bradford  Street  in  Rowley 
(Essex  Deeds,  95:  119).  He  was  administrator  of  the  estate  of  his 
father-in-law  Kilbourne,  1758.  He  died  11  Dec.,  1773. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

103-31.  An  infant, s  d.  9  Sept.,  1743. 

103-32.  Anna,  b.  1  Dec.,  1745  ;  m.  14  Aug.,  1766,  John  White  of  Beverly. 

She,  a  widow,  with  her  children,  returned  to  Rowley,  1790  (Row- 
ley  R.)  ;  d.  4  Feb.,  1821  (G.  S.). 

103-33.  John,  bp.  29  Mar.,  1747  ;  his  intention  of  marriage  to  Mary  Chaplin 
(37-47)  was  pub.  19  Aug.,  1774,  but  he  d.  16  Nov.,  1774;  unm. 

103-34.  Daniel,  bp.  26  Feb.,  1748-9  ;  d.  7  Apr.,  1749. 

103-19.  John3  Jewett  ( John  103-6;  John  103),  born  29  June. 
1704;  married  13  Aug.,  1729,  Elizabeth  Lull.  She  died  18  May,  1730. 
He  married  (2)  23  Sept.,  1731,  Martha,  daughter  of  William  Hobson 
(89-3)  ;  died  14  May,  1741.  His  widow,  Martha,  married  (2)  6  Dec., 
1742,  Moses  Smith,  and  died  13  Jan.,  1774. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley: 

103-35.  Elizabeth^  b.  3  Majr,  1730  ;  cl.  15  Nov.,  1736. 

103-36.  John,  bp.  11  Aug.,  1734;  d.  soon. 

103-37.  John,  bp.  15  Feb.,  1735-6  ;  d.  8  Nov.,  1736. 

103-38.  Elizabeth,  bp.  20  Nov.,  1737  :  d.  14  Dec.,  1747. 

103-39.  Sarah,  bp.  13  Jan.,  1739-40;  d.  17  Dec.,  1747. 

103-21.  Samuel3  Jewett  (Dea.  Daniel  103-10;  John  103),  born 
31  Mar.,  1701;  married  (int.  2  Mar.,  1722-3)  Jemima,  daughter  of 
Lionel  Chute  (39-4).  He  married  (2)  in  Newbury,  26  Apr.,  1743, 
Lydia  Wallingford.  Administration  granted  13  Oct.,  1746,  to  his 
widow,  Lydia  (Essex  Probate,  323:  238).  His  real  estate  was  divided, 
30  May,  1751.  Widow  Lydia  had  in  her  portion  one-third  of  a  grist- 


DRESSER  HOUSE,  DRESSER'S  LANE 
Built  about  1770  by  Joseph  Dresser  (58-101). 


GOODRIDGE  HOUSE,  EAST  BOXFORD 

Built  in  1742  by  Benjamin  Goodridge,  son  of  Samuel  Goodridge  (70-7), 
Known  in  later  years  as  the  Dr.  Francis  Jewett  Stevens  House. 


. 


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mill.  The  children  then  mentioned  were  eldest  son,  Amos;  Jemima, 
wife  of  Josiah  Smith;  Betty  Jewett;  Lydia,  wife  of  John  Boynton; 
Sarah  Jewett  (Essex  Probate,  330:  125).  The  dower  set  off  to  Widow 
Lydia  was  divided,  8  Nov.,  1759.  The  children  then  mentioned  were 
Amos;  Jemima  Smith;  Betty,  wife  of  Oliver  Tenney;  Lydia  Boynton; 
Sarah,  wife  of  Moses  Thoral  (Thurlow)  (Essex  Probate,  336:  420). 
His  widow,  Lydia,  died  21  May,  1759,  aged  about  55  years  (Byfield 
Ch.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley  (Byfield  Church  Record)  : 

103-40.  Lydia, 4  b.  18  Feb.,  1723-4  ;  m.  4  June,  1745,  John  Boynton  of  Dun¬ 
stable.  They  were  of  Hollis,  N.  H.,  1  Feb.,  1760  (Essex  Deeds, 
113  :  127). 

103-41.  Moses,  bp.  10  Oct.,  1725;  a  soldier;  d.  1745,  “at  Cape  Breton”; 
prob.  unm. 

103-42.  Samuel,  bp.  28  Apr.,  1728  ;  d.  soon. 

103-43.  Jemima,  b.  2  Nov.,  1730;  m.  in  Newbury,  23  Aug.,  1750,  Josiah  Smith, 
Jr.,  of  Newbury.  She  was  dismissed,  25  Dec.,  1768,  from  the 
Bvfield  Church  to  the  church  in  Hopkinton,  N.  H. 

103-44.  Betty,  bp.  29  Apr.,  1733  ;  m.  Oliver  Tenney  (195-57). 

103-45.  Sarah,  bp.  18  July,  1736  ;  m.  in  Newbury,  5  Aug.,  1756,  Moses  Thur¬ 
low  of  Newbury.  She  was  dismissed,  21  Feb.,  1768,  from  the 
Byfield  Church  to  the  church  in  Fitchburg. 

103-46.  Samuel,  bp.  10  Feb.,  1739-40  ;  d.  before  30  May,  1751. 

103-47.  Amos,  bp.  13  Dec.,  1741 ;  m.  Ann  Noyes. 

103-48.  David,  bp.  5  Jan.,  1745-6 ;  d.  19  Aug.,  1750. 

103-47.  Amos4  Jewett  ( Samuel  103-21;  Dea.  Daniel  103-10;  John 
103),  baptized  13  Dec.,  1741;  married  in  Linebrook,  28  Jan.,  1765, 
Ann  Noyes.  He  conveyed  his  homestead  in  Rowley  to  William  Dole 
by  deed,  dated  5  May,  1794,  and  soon  after  moved  with  his  family  to 
New  Plampsliire.  In  1796  he  acknowledged  the  above-mentioned  deed 
in  Bow,  Rockingham  County,  before  Jn°  Bryant,  Justice  of  the  Peace 
(Essex  Deeds,  173:  238).  He  was  the  father  of  twin  sons,  David  and 
Jonathan,  born  31  July,  1765,  to  Sarah  Moores,  although  according  to 
Gage,  Amos  Jewett  (100-79)  was  their  father. 

Children  born  in  Rowley  (Byfield  Church  Record)  : 

103-49.  A  male  infant,5  d.  1  July,  1767  (Bj'field  Ch.  R.). 

103-50.  Samuel,  bp.  26  June,  1768. 

103-51.  Mary,  bp.  15  July,  1770. 

103-52.  Sally,  bp.  27  Oct.,  1776. 


JOHNSON 

104.  Robert2  Johnson,  son  of  Robert1  of  New  Haven,  Conn.,  was 
graduated  at  Harvard  College,  1645;  was  in  Rowley,  1649. 

The  following  copy  of  his  will  is  taken  from  Essex  Deeds,  1  Ips. : 
85:— 

“The  last  will  &  Testament  of  Robert  Johnson  Sick  &  weake  of  Body 
But  of  perfect  memory  (praysed  be  God) 

Imp.  my  will  and  minde  is  that  all  my  Debts  be  paide,  &  all  my 
lawfull  debts  being  paid  my  will  is  that  out  of  the  remaynder  of  my 


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goods  somthing  be  distributed  unto  the  pore  of  Rowley  according  unto 
the  Discression  of  my  Cosen  Thomas  Barker  &  Humfrey  Reyner. 

Ite — that  which  may  remayne  of  my  Goods  after  the  aforesaid  things 
be  done  I  doe  Assigne  it  to  be  returned  unto  my  Father  Robert  John¬ 
son  at  the  new  haven. 

Item  I  make  Thomas  Barker  &  Humfrey  Reyner  my  Executors  of 
this  my  last  will  &  Testament. 

In  witnesse  whereof  I  the  said  Robert  Johnson  Junior  have  sub¬ 
scribed  my  hands  this  13.  of  the  7th  mo:  1649 
Robert  Johnson 
In  the  presence  of  us 
John  Brocke 
Thomas  Barker 
Humphrey  Reyner 

Proved  in  Court  held  at  Ipswich  the  26th  of  the  first  mo:  1650 

by  me  Robert  Lord  Clarke” 

JOHNSON 

105.  Capt.  John2  Johnson,  son  of  John1  of  Hew  Haven,*  was 
of  Rowley  in  1651.  He  bought  the  house  lot  and  rights  of  Richard 
Thorlay  (198).  He  married  6  Dec.,  1655,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Widow 
Constance  Crosby  (50).  He  was  captain  of  the  Rowley  military  com¬ 
pany  and  died  29  Jan.,  1685-6.  His  estate  was  settled  by  an  agree¬ 
ment  which  mentions  Widow  Hannah;  only  son,  Samuel;  daughter 
Hannah,  wife  of  Thomas  Palmer;  and  daughter  Elizabeth,  wife  of 
James  Bailey  (Essex  Probate,  308:  80).  He  was  mentioned  in  the 
will  of  Thomas  Barker  (12).  His  widow,  Hannah,  died  25  Dec.,  1717, 
aged  83  years  (G.  S.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

105-1.  Hannah, 3  b.  20  :  9  mo.  1656;  m.  Thomas  Palmer  (134-3). 

105-2.  Elizabeth,  b.  16  Jan.,  1659-60;  m.  James  Bailey  (10-5). 

*  John1  Johnson,  a  brother  of  Robert1  Johnson,  Sr.,  of  New  Haven,  was  identi¬ 
fied  with  Roger’s  company,  though  he  may  have  preceded  it  to  this  country.  He 
was  in  New  Haven,  Conn.,  early  in  1639,  and  had  a  house  there,  in  the  “Yorkshire 
Quarter”  (Atwater);  he  soon  removed  to  “the  Bay,”  probably  to  Boston.  He  had 
some  interest  in  a  house  in  Boston,  1639,  probably  as  a  mortgagee,  one  of  the 
“4  Yorkshire  men”  mentioned  in  Thomas  Lechford’s  Note-Book.  These  “4  York¬ 
shire  men”  were  probably  Thomas  Barker,  John  Johnson,  Francis  Lambert  and 
John  Punderson,  who,  on  7 :  8  mo.  1639,  joined  with  William  Cheseborough  in 
conveyance  of  said  house  and  lot  to  Sergt.  Thomas  Savage  of  Boston.  John1 
Johnson  had  died  before  14:  3  mo.  (May)  1640,  when  Thomas  Barker  and  Francis 
Lambert  give  to  Sergt.  Thomas  Savage  “Releases  and  acquittances  for  themselves 
and  John  Johnson’s  children.” 

Before  he  left  New  Haven  he  sold  his  house  and  lot  to  his  brother  Robert,  as  is 
shown  by  court  record  as  follows:  “At  Court  Held  att  New  Haven  The  3d  of 
Novem:  1641:  Wheras  Robert  Johnson  maketh  clame  to  the  house  and  lott  of  his 
brother  John  Johnson,  late  planter  of  this  towne,  deceased”  &c.  &c.  This  claim  of 
Robert  Johnson  was  not  fully  established  until  1646;  and  in  the  interim  this  house 
and  lot  are  mentioned  as  John  Johnson’s.  From  this  circumstance  some  doubt  has 
arisen  as  to  the  true  date  of  his  death.  Soon  after  the  mention  of  the  “4  Yorkshire 
men”  in  his  notebook,  Lechford  enters  a  charge  for  “Inventory  of  John  Johnson’s 
goods.” 

We  think  John1  Johnson  was  brother-in-law  to  Thomas  Barker  (12)  and  Francis 
Lambert  (112)  (G.  B.  B.). 

His  children,  born  in  England,  were: 

i.  John.2  m.  Hannah  Crosby  (50-5). 

ii.  Elizabeth,  m.  Jonathan  Platts  (147). 


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105-3.  John,  b.  3  :  2  mo.  1665  ;  bur.  12  Apr.,  1666. 

105-4.  John,  b.  31  Jan.,  1667-8 ;  bur.  7  Oct.,  1670. 

105-5.  Samuel,  b.  9  July,  1671;  m.  Frances  Wicom  (217-9). 

105-5.  Samuel3  Johnson  (Ccipt.  John  105;  John  of  Neiv  Haven), 
born  9  July,  1671;  married  31  May,  1694,  Frances,  daughter  of  Capt. 
Daniel  Wicom  (217-1);  died  8  Sept.,  1750.  She  died  13  Sept.,  1750. 
His  estate  was  divided  6  Aug.,  1753,  among  sons  Samuel,  Daniel, 
Jonathan  and  Thomas;  daughter  Mary  Plummer,  and  children  of  eldest 
son,  John,  deceased  (Essex  Probate,  331:  446,  also  Essex  Deeds,  99: 
126). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

105-6.  John, ^  b.  1  Sept.,  1696;  m.  Susannah  Todd  (203-23). 

105-7.  Samuel,  bp.  11  June,  1699;  m.  Rachel  Boynton. 

105-8.  Daniel,  b.  13  Mar.,  1701-2;  m.  Hannah  Trumble  (204-17). 

105-9.  Hannah,  b.  19  Dec.,  1704;  d.  22  Sept.,  1723  (G.  S.). 

105-10.  Mary,  b.  21  Sept.,  1707  ;  m.  Jonathan  Plummer,  and  was  his  widow, 
6  Aug.,  1753  (Essex  Probate,  331:  446). 

105-11.  Jonathan,  b.  28  Mar.,  1710;  m.  Hannah  Lancaster. 

105-12.  Thomas,  b.  8  July,  1713;  m.  Hannah  Dresser  (58-67). 

105-6.  John4  Johnson  (Samuel  105-5;  Capt.  John  105;  John  of 
Neiv  Haven),  born  1  Sept.,  1696;  married  7  June,  1726,  Susannah, 
daughter  of  Samuel  Todd  (203-9).  He  died  12  Sept.,  1744.  His 
widow,  Susannah,  married  (2)  10  Dec.,  1746,  Nathan  Woodbury  of 
Newbury  and  died  9  June,  1765  (Ch.  R.). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

105-13.  John, 5  b.  23  Feb.,  1727-8  ;  m.  Mary  Fitts. 

105-14.  Hannah,  b.  29  June,  1730;  m  William  Hobson  (89-22). 

105-15.  Nehemiah,  b.  3  Dec.,  1732 ;  d.  27  Sept.,  1735. 

105-16.  Moses,  b.  5  Aug.,  1735.  His  will,  dated  19  Mar.,  1757,  proved  9  Feb., 
1760,  mentions  “my  youngest  brother,  Nehemiah  Johnson,”  and 
brother  John  Johnson  (Essex  Probate,  337:  503). 

105-17.  Nehemiah,  b.  10  Sept.,  1737.  His  will,  dated  7  Dec.,  1761,  proved 
17  May,  1762,  mentions  himself  as  of  Newbury  and  as  “being 
bound  for  sea”;  mother  Susanna  Woodbury;  brother  John  John¬ 
son  of  Rowley ;  sisters  Priscilla  and  Susanna  Johnson  (Essex 
Probate,  339:141). 

105-18.  Priscilla,  b.  10  Sept.,  1739  ;  d.  7  Apr.,  1789  ;  unm. 

105-19.  Susannah,  bp.  24  Jan.,  1741-2 ;  d.  22  Apr.,  1742. 

105-20.  Susannah,  bp.  8  May,  1743  ;  d.  25  Mar.,  1772 ;  unm. 

105-7.  Ensign  Samuel4  Johnson  ( Samuel  105-5;  Capt.  John 
105;  John  of  Neiv  Haven),  baptized  11  June,  1699;  married  29  Jan., 
1739-40,  Rachel,  daughter  of  Ichabod  Boynton  (22-18).  He  died  27 
Dec.,  1773,  aged  75  years;  “attended  this  meeting  &  was  buried  in  this 
burying  yard”  (Byfield  Ch.  R.).  His  will,  dated  4  Mar.,  1767,  men¬ 
tions  wife,  Rachel ;  sons  Wicom,  Samuel  who  has  the  homestead,  and 
Moses;  daughters  Hannah  and  Rachel  (Essex  Probate,  350:  104).  His 
widow,  Rachel,  died  3  Feb.,  1799. 


210  Early  Settlers  or  Rowley,  Massachusetts 
Children  born  in  Rowley : 

105-21.  Hannah, s  b.  5  Dec.,  1740 ;  d.  13  Mar.,  1799 ;  unm. 

105-22.  Wicom,  b.  24  June,  1742 ;  witnessed  a  will  in  Newbury.  7  Dec., 
1761  (Essex  Probate,  339:  142). 

105-23.  Rachel,  b.  11  Mar.,  1744;  m.  29  Jan.,  1767,  Eliphalet  Hale  of 
Bradford. 

105-24.  Samuel,  b.  22  Apr.,  1748;  m.  Susannah  Searle  (170-27). 

105-25.  David,  bp.  10  Mar.,  1750-1;  d.  before  1767. 

105-26.  Moses,  b.  3  Feb.,  1751;  Harvard  Coll.,  1771;  d.  1773. 

105-8.  Daniel4  Johnson  ( Samuel  105-5;  Capt.  John  105;  John 
of  New  Haven),  born  13  Mar.,  1701-2;  married  20  Jan.,  1725-6,  Han¬ 
nah,  daughter  of  Judah  Trumble  (204-11).  She  died  19  Feb.,  1739- 
40  (G.  S.).  He  married  (2)  6  Apr.,  1741,  Keesiah  Dodge.  He  was 
dismissed,  1741,  from  Rowley  Church  to  Hew  London  (Ch.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

105-27.  Francis, s  b.  29  Oct.,  1726;  d.  18  Aug.,  1737  (G.  S.). 

105-28.  Judah,  b.  16  Nov.,  1729;  d.  14  Sept.,  1736  (G.  S.). 

105-29.  Joram,  b.  17  Oct.,  1731. 

105-30.  Obadiah,  b.  9  Oct.,  1733  ;  d.  9  June,  1736  (G.  S.). 

105-31.  Isaiah,  b.  17  Oct.,  1735;  d.  24  Sept.,  1736  (G.  S.). 

105-32.  Elizabeth,  b.  24  Oct.,  1738  ;  d.  30  Apr.  (Ch.  R.),  1  May  (G.  S.),  1740. 

105-11.  Jonathan4  Johnson  ( Samuel  105-5;  Capt.  John  105; 
John  of  New  Haven),  born  28  Mar.,  1710;  married  (int.  in  Ipswich, 
27  Feb.,  1730)  Hannah  Lancaster,  then  of  Ipswich;  died  4  May,  1781. 
She  was  the  daughter  of  Samuel  and  Hannah  (Platts  148-11)  Lancas¬ 
ter  of  Rowley;  born  22  Dec.,  1710,  and  died  6  Aug.,  1804. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

105-33.  Mary, s  bp.  1  June,  1735  ;  d.  18  Aug.,  1744. 

105-34.  Abijah,  bp.  7  Sept.,  1735 ;  “drowned  in  our  river  29  May  1756” 
(Ch.  R.)  (G.  S.). 

105-35.  Sarah,  bp.  8  Oct.,  1738  ;  d.  21  July,  1830,  aged  92;  unm. 

105-36.  Daniel,  bp.  15  Nov.,  1741 ;  m.  Bethiah  Smith. 

105-37.  Jane,  bp.  26  Feb.,  1743-4;  m.  30  June,  1768,  Geo.  Philbrook  of 
Greenland,  N.  H. 

105-38.  Jonathan,  bp.  13  Nov.,  1748 ;  d,  7  Jan.,  1748-9. 

105-39.  Hannah,  bp.  30  Dec.,  1750;  m.  9  July,  1772,  Samuel  Haines,  Jr., 
of  Greenland,  N.  H. 

105-12.  Thomas4  Johnson  ( Samuel  105-5;  Capt.  John  105;  John 
of  New  Haven),  born  8  July,  1713;  married  24  Jan.,  1739-40,  Hannah, 
daughter  of  Joseph  Dresser  (58-21).  She  died  11  Sept.,  1750.  He 
died  “in  the  Army  at  Menis,”  1755  (Ch.  R.).  Administration  granted, 
18  May,  1756,  to  his  brother  Jonathan  Johnson  (Essex  Probate,  333: 
539). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

105-40.  Francis, s  b.  29  Mar.,  1741;  was  of  Newbury,  14  June,  1763  (Essex 
Deeds,  59:40). 

105-41.  Elizabeth,  b.  4  Sept.,  1743. 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts  211 

105-42.  Hannah,  b.  2  Nov.,  1746;  m.  (int.  20  Dec.,  1774)  David  Burbank 
of  Brentwood. 

105-43.  A  child,  d.  11  Sept.,  1750. 

105-13.  John5  Johnson  ( John  105-6;  Samuel  105-5;  Capt.  John 
105;  John  of  New  Haven),  born  23  Feb.,  1727-8;  married  (int.  in 
Ipswich,  4  Apr.,  1750)  Mary  Fitts  of  Ipswich.  She  died  24  Mar., 
1788,  aged  59  years.  He  died  4  Jan.,  1799,  “of  a  fit  had  in  the  road 
near  plain  hill.” 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

105-44.  John, 6  b.  3  Mar.,  1750-1. 

105-45.  Nathaniel,  b.  25  July,  1753  ;  m.  Sarah  Annable. 

105-46.  Mary,  b.  13  Apr.,  1755  ;  prob.  d.  27  Aug.,  1763. 

105-47.  Paul,  bp.  2  Oct.,  1757  ;  m.  9  Dec.,  1779,  Hannah  Thurlow  of  New¬ 
bury;  residence,  Newbury. 

105-48.  Moses,  bp.  1  Feb.,  1761 :  d.  28  Sept.,  1819,  “found  dead  in  a  field.” 
105-49.  Hannah,  bp.  9  Oct.,  1763 ;  prob.  d.  26  Oct.,  1829. 

105-24.  Samuel5  Johnson  ( Ensign  Samuel  105-7;  Samuel  105-5; 
Capt.  John  105;  John  of  New  Haven),  born  22  Apr.,  1748;  married 
in  Newbury,  20  Oct.,  1774,  Susannah,  daughter  of  Samuel  Searle  (170- 
6).  They  were  dismissed,  4  Jan.,  1801,  from  Second  Church  in  Row- 
ley  to  Winthrop,  Me. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

105-50.  Betsey, 6  bp.  9  Mar.,  1783  ;  m.  20  Jan.,  1800,  Charles  Philbrook  of 
Clinton,  Me. 

105-51.  Susa  Searle,  bp.  9  Mar.,  1783  ;  prob.  the  Susannah  Johnson  who 
m.  11  Jan.,  1797,  Thomas  Merrill,  Jr. 

105-52.  Rachel,  bp.  9  Mar.,  1783. 

105-53.  An  infant,  d.  30  May,  1782,  aged  2  months. 

105-54.  Deborah  Medcalf,  bp.  15  June,  1783  ;  d.  13  Apr.,  1785. 

105-55.  Lucy,  bp.  12  Aug.,  1785. 

105-56.  William,  bp.  9  May,  1790. 

105-57.  Samuel,  bp.  9  Sept.,  1792. 

105-58.  Debby,  b.  16  Sept.,  1796. 

105-36.  Daniel5  Johnson  ( Jonathan  105-11;  Samuel  105-5;  Capt. 
John  105;  John  of  New  Haven),  baptized  15  Nov.,  1741;  married  8 
Sept.,  1768,  Bethiah,  daughter  of  Jonathan  Smith  of  Rowley,  where 
she  was  born,  1746.  She  died  11  Apr.,  1809.  By  deed,  dated  18  Feb., 
1814,  Daniel  Johnson  sold  land  in  Rowley  to  Nehemiah  and  Nathaniel 
Johnson  (Essex  Deeds,  208:  43).  He  died  13  Apr.,  1822,  aged  81 
years. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

105-59.  Abijah,6  b.  18  Dec.,  1769;  joiner;  d.  31  Oct.,  1804. 

105-60.  Jonathan,  b.  7  July,  1779. 

105-45.  Nathaniel6  Johnson  (John  105-13;  John  105-6;  Samuel 
105-5;  Capt.  John  105;  John  of  New  Haven),  born  25  July,  1753; 
married  19  Nov.,  1778,  Sarah  Annable  of  Ipswich;  died  24  July,  1831. 


212 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

Administration  granted  1  Nov.,  1831  (Essex  Probate,  77:  99).  Rev. 
soldier.  His  widow,  Sarah,  died  1  May,  1833,  aged  75  years. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

105-61.  Nehemiah,?  b.  20  Mar.,  1780;  m.  Abigail  Plumer. 

105-62.  Mary,  b.  23  May,  1781;  m.  7  July,  1808,  Ezra  Lunt  of  Newbury. 
105-63.  Nathaniel,  b.  20  May,  1783  ;  net.  Elizabeth  Todd  (203-158). 

105-64.  Elizabeth,  b.  8  Mar.,  1785  ;  m.  13  Jan.,  1818,  Benjamin  Davis  of 
Newburyport ;  d.  in  Newburyport,  4  Dec.,  1869. 

105-65.  Sarah,  b.  11  May,  1786. 

105-66.  Hannah,  b.  4  Mar.,  1788  ;  d.  19  June,  1817  ;  unm. 

105-67.  Susan,  b.  14  Mar.,  1789  ;  d.  16  June,  1795. 

105-68.  Matthew,  b.  14  Jan.,  1791;  m.  29  Sept.,  1842,  Susan  Hale;  d.  17 
Apr.,  1856  (G.  S.). 

105-69.  Moses,  b.  1  Nov.,  1792;  m.  29  Nov.,  1824,  Sophia  Moody;  d.  10  Dec., 
1829,  without  issue. 

105-70.  Paul,  b.  5  Sept.,  1794;  d.  5  Oct.,  1796. 

105-71.  Benjamin,  b.  16  Feb.,  1796 ;  m.  21  Jan.,  1824,  Ann  Elizabeth  Chad- 
bourne ;  residence,  Newburyport;  d.  14  Mar.,  1843  (Newbury  R.). 

105-72.  Susan,  b.  28  June,  1798  ;  d.  21  Dec.,  1846 ;  unm. 

105-73.  Paul,  b.  IS  Oct.,  1800 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  19  Dec.,  1833,  Harriet 
Todd  (203-181);  residence,  Newburyport.  She  d.  in  Newbury¬ 
port,  13  Feb.,  1866.  Their  son,  George  A., 8  b.  in  Newburyport, 
25  Sept.,  1841  ;  served  in  the  Civil  War  as  acting  ensign,  U.  S. 
Navy;  d.  in  Boston,  29  Feb.,  1896;  bur.  in  Newburyport. 

105-61.  Nehemiah7  Johnson  ( Nathaniel  105-45;  John  105-13; 
John  105-6;  Samuel  105-5;  Capt.  John  105;  John  of  New  Haven), 
born  20  Mar.,  1780;  married  5  Dec..,  1820,  Abigail,  daughter  of  Samuel 
Plumer.  She  died  19  June,  1861,  aged  76  years  and  6  mos.  He  was 
blind  the  later  part  of  his  life,  and  died  9  Dec.,  1866.  His  will  was 
proved  19  Feb.,  1867  (Essex  Probate,  43754). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

105-74.  Nehemiah,8  b.  23  Dec.,  1821;  m.  (int.  11  Nov.,  1849)  Ann  E.  Sin¬ 
clair  of  Chelsea ;  d.  12  Sept.,  1906.  Descendant  in  male  line  now 
(1932)  living  in  Rowley. 

105-75.  Thomas  Gage,  b.  1  Nov.,  1823;  was  a  sailor;  d.  in  San  Francisco, 
Cal.,  16  Aug.,  1858  ;  bur.  in  Lone  Mountain  Cemetery,  San  Fran¬ 
cisco,  Cal. ;  unm. 

105-76.  Mary  Abigail,  b.  4  Dec.,  1825  ;  m.  11  June,  1857,  James  H.  Brown; 

residence,  Prescott,  Ariz.,  where  she  d.  14  July,  1904.  He  d.  in 
Oceanside,  San  Diego  Co.,  Calif.,  20  Sept.,  1912,  aged  81  years. 

105-77.  Samuel  Plumer,  b.  24  Sept.,  1828 ;  m.  21  June,  1869,  Mary  H. 

Proctor ;  d.  27  Jan.,  1908,  without  male  issue.  Their  daughter, 
Mabel,  was  b.  5  May,  1870. 

105-63.  Nathaniel7  Johnson  ( Nathaniel  105-45;  John  105-13; 
John  105-6;  Samuel  105-5;  Capt.  John  105;  John  of  New  Haven), 
born  20  May,  1783;  married  5  Dec.,  1815,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Joseph 
Todd  (203-77);  died  22  Nov.,  1851.  She  died  29  Nov.,  1851. 

Children  born  in  Newburyport : 

105-78.  Elizabeth, 8  b.  21  Aug.,  1816;  d.  in  Newburyport,  24  Sept.,  1817. 


213 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

105-79.  Nathaniel,  b.  22  Jan.,  1818 ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  5  Dec.,  1844,  Margaret 
B.  Rogers  of  Ipswich.  He  was  a  soldier,  Co.  C,  19  Regt.  Mass. 
Vols.,  enlisting,  1861,  from  Ipswich. 

105-80.  Joseph,  b.  30  Jan.,  1820;  m.  in  Newburyport,  28  Feb.,  1849,  Mary 
E.  Buswell  of  Newburyport ;  d.  11  Jan.,  1899.  She  d.  25  May, 
1915.  Descendant  in  male  line  now  (1932)  living  in  Rowley. 

105-81.  Elizabeth  Ann,  b.  26  Oct.,  1821 ;  d.  25  Oct.,  1825. 

105-82.  Sarah  Smith,  b.  21  Nov.,  1823  ;  d.  18  Apr.,  1841. 

Born  in  Rowley : 

105-83.  William  Green,  b.  28  Apr.,  1826 ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  8  June,  1848,* 
Elizabeth  C.  Chaplin  (37-106).  She  d.  4  Feb.,  1898.  He  d.  3  May, 
1922. 

105- 84.  Margaret  Ann,  b.  in  Rowley,  25  Jan.,  1832;  m.  Henry  Bailey 

(10-142). 

KILBOURNE  KILBORN 

106.  George2  Kilbourne,  freeman  13  May,  1640;  had  an  acre  and 
half  lot  on  Bradford  Street,  1643.  He  was  of  Roxbury,  1638,  and  son 
of  Thomas,1  who  came  from  Wood  Ditton,  County  Cambridge,  to  Bos¬ 
ton  in  the  “Increase,”  1635,  and  settled  in  Wethersfield,  baptized  at 
Wood  Ditton,  12  Feb.,  1612  (Savage).  His  wife  was  Elizabeth.  He 
was  mentioned  in  the  will  of  James  Barker  (13),  as  “brother,”  1678. 
He  died  14  Oct.,  1685,  as  shown  by  the  inventory  of  his  estate  (Essex 
Probate).  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  died  13  Feb.,  1697-8  (T.  R.).  The 
entry  in  the  Rowley  Church  record  of  deaths  is  as  follows:  “Sistr  ye 
widow  Kilborn  ffeb.  14,  1698.” 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

106- 1.  Mary, 3  b.  3  May,  1649. 

106-2.  Joseph,  b.  5  :  2  mo.  1652;  m.  Mary  Trumble  (204-7). 

106-3.  Jacob,  b.  10 :  6  mo.  1654 ;  one  of  the  “flower  of  Essex”  in  Capt. 

Lothrop’s  company,  killed  by  the  Indians  18  Sept.,  1675,  at  Bloody 
Brook  (Coffin,  p.  390)  ;  unm. 

106-4.  Samuel,  b.  11 :  9  mo.  1656  ;  m.  Mary  Foster  (65-1). 

106-5.  Isaac,  b.  26  Jan.,  1659-60 ;  m.  Mary  Cheney. 

106-6.  Elizabeth,  b.  1 :  2  mo.  1663 ;  m.  6  Sept.,  1693,  Ephraim  Curtice. 

She  was  dismissed,  20  Apr.,  1702.  from  Rowley  Church  to  the 
church  in  Topsfield  (Ch.  R.). 

106-2.  Joseph3  Kilbourne  (George  106;  Thomas  of  W ethersfield) , 
born  5:  2  mo.  1652;  married  30  May  1678,  Mary,  daughter  of  John 
Trumble  (204).  The  record  of  his  death  is  as  follows:  “Joseph  Kil- 
born,  senr  slain  by  y*  Indians  at  Dunstable  July  10,  1706”  (Ch.  R.). 
Administration  granted  6  May,  1707,  to  his  widow,  Mary,  and  eldest 
son,  Joseph  (Essex  Probate,  309:  193).  10  May,  1723,  Jeremiah 

Chaplin  and  Ann,  his  wife;  Marcey  Kilbourne  and  Abigail  Kilbourne, 
daughters  of  Joseph,  deceased,  acquit  their  right  to  Brother  George 
Kilbourne  and  heirs  of  Brother  Joseph,  deceased  (Essex  Probate,  313: 
673).  His  widow,  Mary,  died  9  Feb.,  1715-6. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

106-7.  Joseph, 4  b.  20  Oct.,  1678  ;  bur.  11  Jan.,  1678-9. 


214 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

106-8.  Ann,  b.  28  Nov.,  1680;  m.  Jeremiah  Chaplin  (37-8). 

106-9.  Joseph,  b.  16  Jan.,  1683-4;  m.  Mary  Clarke  (41-10). 

106-10.  George,  b.  21  Jan.,  1686-7;  m.  Phebe  Palmer  (134-8). 

106-11.  Mary,  b.  22  Sept.,  1689;  m.  Ephraim  Nelson  (130-25). 

106-12.  Elizabeth  (Sarah,  Ch.  R.),  b.  22  June,  1692;  d.  4  Dec.,  1692. 

106-13.  Abigail,  b.  15  July,  1694;  m.  Richard  Clarke  (41-7). 

106-4.  Samuel3  Kilbourne  ( George  106;  Thomas  of  Wethers¬ 
field),  born  11:  9  mo.  1656;  married  20  Nov.,  1682,  Mary,  daughter 
of  William  Foster  (65)  ;  died  22  Apr.,  1722.  His  will,  dated  14  Feb., 
1721-2,  mentions  wife,  Mary;  sons  Samuel,  David,  Jedidiah,  and  Eli- 
phalet;  granddaughter  Mercy  Clark,  daughter  of  daughter  Hannah,  who 
was  wife  of  Judah  Clark  (Essex  Probate,  313:  492).  His  real  estate 
was  divided,  9  Nov.,  1752,  according  to  the  will,  among  his  sons  Samuel, 
David,  Jedidiah  and  heirs  of  son  Eliphalet,  deceased  (Essex  Probate, 
331:  567-8). 

His  widow,  Mary,  died  1  Nov.,  1731.  Her  will,  dated  29  Oct.,  1731, 
mentions  herself  as  widow  of  Samuel;  sons  Samuel,  David,  Jedidiah, 
Eliphalet;  and  grandchild  Mercy  Clark  (Essex  Probate,  319:  501). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

106-14.  Hannah, 4  b.  2  Oct.,  1683;  m.  Judah  Clarke  (41-9). 

106-15.  Samuel,  b.  20  July,  1687  ;  m.  Mary  Lowell. 

106-16.  David,  b.  12  Mar.,  1689-90 ;  m.  Elizabeth  Fiske. 

106-17.  Mariah,  b.  21  July,  1696;  d.  23  Sept.  1710  (G.  S.). 

106-18.  Jedidiah,  b.  20  Apr.,  1699;  m.  Susannah  Fiske. 

106-19.  Eliphalet,  bp.  20  Oct.,  1706;  m.  Widow  Jane  Frazer  (67-8). 

106-5.  Isaac3  Kilbourne  ( George  106;  Thomas  of  Wethersfield), 
born  26  Jan.,  1659-60;  married  24  July,  1684,  Mary,  daughter  of  John2 
and  Mary  (Plummer)  Chene^  of  Newbury.  She  was  born  in  New¬ 
bury,  29  Mar.,  1661. 

He  died  19  Dec.,  1713,  “dumb  &  deaf  from  his  birth”  (Ch.  R.). 
Administration  granted,  3  May,  1714,  to  widow,  Mary,  and  eldest  son, 
Jacob  (Essex  Probate,  311:  118).  The  estate  was  divided,  1  Apr., 
1717:  to  widow,  Mary,  one-third;  eldest  son,  Jacob,  two  shares;  son 
John,  daughters  Mary,  Elizabeth  and  Martha,  one  share  each  (Essex 
Probate,  312:  31). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

106-20.  Elizabeth, 4  b.  10  Sept.,  1685  ;  m.  Joseph  Dresser  (58-21). 

106-21.  Martha,  b.  23  Nov.,  1687 ;  m  17  Dec.,  1708,  Benjamin  Smith. 

Their  home  was  in  Rowley  He  d.  14  Apr.,  1752.  She  d.  22  Jan., 
1760. 

106-22.  Jacob,  bp.  9  Nov.,  1690;  m.  Dorcas  Harris  (79-31). 

106-23.  Mary,  b.  17  or  18  Mar.,  1696-7  ;  m.  Thomas  Burpee  (32-10). 

106-24.  John,  b.  12  May,  1700;  was  living’,  1722  (Essex  Probate,  313: 
426).  Probably  the  first  settler  of  Walpole,  N.  H. 

106-9.  Joseph4  Kilbourne  ( Joseph  106-2;  George  106;  Thomas 
of  Wethersfield),  born  16  Jan.,  1683-4;  married  6  June,  1707,  Mary, 
daughter  of  John  Clarke  (41-4)  ;  died  5  Mar.,  1723  (G.  S.).  Adminis- 


KILBOURNE  HOUSE,  BRADFORD  STREET 

On  lot  registered  in  1643  to  George  Kilbourne  (106).  Isaac  Kilbourne  (106-5)  was  living  on  the  lot  in  1709 

and  may  have  built  the  house. 


KILBOURNE  HOUSE,  MILLWOOD 

Built  before  1709  by  Samuel  Kilbourne  (106-4);  known  in  later  years  as  the  Dodge  House. 

Taken  down  in  1905. 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts  215 

tration  granted,  10  Feb.,  1723-4,  to  his  widow,  Mary  (Essex  Probate, 
314:  29). 

His  estate  was  divided  27  Apr.,  1741;  his  widow,  “alias  Kelley,” 
sons  Joseph  and  Ebenezer;  daughters  Sarah  Chapman,  Elizabeth  Bar¬ 
ker,  Mary  Dresser  and  Hannah  Todd,  each  receiving  their  share  (Essex 
Probate,  324:  428). 

His  widow,  Mary,  married  (2)  5  Dec.,  1727,  Samuel  Kelley,  and 
died  3  Nov.,  1771. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

106-25.  Sarah, 5  b.  23  July,  1711;  m.  4  Jan.,  1731-2,  Edward  Chapman  of 
Ipswich,  as  his  second  wife.  See  Ruth  Jewett  (102-9). 

106-26.  Elizabeth,  b.  5  Nov.,  1713;  m.  James  Barker  (13-43). 

106-27.  Mary,  b.  3  Jan.,  1715-6;  m.  David  Dresser  (58-55). 

106-28.  Johanna,  b.  7  Dec.,  1717;  m.  Jeremiah  Todd  (203-30). 

106-29.  Joseph,  b.  2  July,  1719 ;  m.  Sarah  Thurston. 

106-30.  Ebenezer,  b.  11  Feb.,  1720-1 ;  m.  Abigail  Hovey. 

106-10.  George4  Kilbourne  {Joseph  106-2;  George  106;  Thomas 
of  Wethersfield ),  born  21  Jan.,  1686-7;  married  13  May,  1712,  Phebe, 
daughter  of  Dea.  Samuel  Palmer  (134-1)  ;  died  8  June,  1758.  Admin¬ 
istration  granted,  17  July,  1758,  to  Jonathan  Jewett*  (Essex  Probate, 
335-389).  See  Essex  Probate  (336  :  9),  for  setting  off  of  widow’s  dower. 
His  widow,  Phebe,  died  10  Sept.,  1762. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

106-31.  Mehitable,s  b.  6  Feb.,  1712-3;  m.  Jonathan  Jewett  (103-11). 

106-32.  Hannah,  b.  23  Aug.,  1715;  m.  Mark  Platts  (147-18). 

106-33.  Ann,  bp.  9  Mar.,  1717-8;  d.  30  Sept.,  1741. 

106-34.  Phebe,  bp.  9  Aug.,  1719;  d.  unm.  Adm.  granted  6  Jan.,  1801,  to 

Sarah  How,  wife  of  Philemon  How  (Essex  Probate,  368  :  155). 

106-35.  Mary,  bp.  26  Mar.,  1721 ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  27  Nov.,  1753,  Samuel 
Sterry.  He  d.  “in  the  army  at  Menis,”  1755  (Ch.  R.).  Their 
only  child,  David,  was  bp.  in  Rowley,  25  Aug.,  1754,  and  lived 
in  Stark,  Me. 

106-36.  Jane,  bp.  31  Mar.,  1723;  d.  25  May,  1736. 

106-37.  Martha,  bp.,  13  Dec.,  1724;  d.  3  Dec.,  1759  ;  unm. 

106-38.  Sarah,  m.  4  July,  1754,  Philemon  How;  d.  22  Apr.,  1809,  aged  81 

years.  He  d.  5  June,  1819,  “near  90.”  They  had  four  children 

(Linebrook  Ch.  R.). 

106-39.  Abigail,  bp.  18  Oct.,  1730;  m.  William,  son  of  John  Bailey  (10-17)  ; 
d.  27  Jan.,  1814,  aged  84  years. 

106-15.  Samuel4  Kilbourne  {Samuel  106-4;  George  106;  Thomas 
of  Wethersfield),  born  20  July,  1687;  married  (int.  7  Dec.,  1734) 

*  Copy  of  a  paper  on  file  in  Essex  Probate: 

“Rowley  July  the  17  1758  to  the  Honerabel  Judg  of  probate  that  I  refuse  to 
adminester  on  the  esteate  of  my  husbarxde  George  Kilborn  decaset  by  reseon  of 
age  and  desire  that  youer  honer  would  put  in  my  son  Philmon  How  being  with  me 
on  the  plase  her 

Thomas  Wood  Jun  Phebe  +  Kilborn 

John  ffowler”  mark 

(On  back.) 

“Essex  ss  July  17  1758  the  within  named  widow  Refusing,  and  five  of  the 
Children  out  of  seven  desiring  it  Adm  is  granted  to  Jonathan  Jewett  who  marrid 
the  Eldest  daughter 


John  Choate  J.  Prbt.” 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

Mary,  daughter  of  Richard  Lowell,  of  Newbury.  She  died  30  Aug., 
1756.  He  died  14  Aug.,  1761.  Administration  granted  14  Sept.,  1761, 
to  Jeremiah  Searle;  mention  is  made  of  a  son  George,  over  14  years 
of  age  (Essex  Probate,  338:  337). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

106-40.  Hepzibah,s  d.  18  Dec.,  1737,  aged  2  years  and  7  months  (G.  S. 
Georgetown ) . 

106-41.  Mary,  b.  10  Sept.,  1737  ;  m.  Solomon  Cram  of  Lyndsboro’,  N.  H. 
106-42.  Eliphalet,  b.  30  Oct.,  1739 ;  d.  11  Feb.,  1749-50. 

106-43.  George,  b.  22  July,  1743  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Britt ;  had  eleven  children ; 
residence,  Newburyport,  where  he  d.  7  June,  1818. 

106-44.  Bichard,  b.  27  Feb.,  1745-6  ;  d.  25  Jan.,  1749-50. 

106-16.  David4  Kilbourne  ( Samuel  106-4;  George  106;  Thomas 
of  Wethersfield),  born  12  Mar.,  1689-90;  married  (int.  25  Jan.,  1723- 
4)  Elizabeth  Fiske  of  Ipswich.  She  died  30  Apr.,  1731.  He  married 
(2)  in  Andover,  16  Dec.,  1731,  Ruth  Fiske  of  Andover.  He  moved  to 
Lunenburg  about  1765  and  died  there,  1776. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

106-45.  An  infant, s  d.  6  Nov.,  1732. 

106-46.  David,  b.  10  Oct.,  1733  ;  d.  6  Jan.,  1733-4. 

106-47.  David,  b.  22  Nov.,  1734;  d.  5  Dec.,  1736. 

106-48.  Jonathan,  b.  15  Nov.,  1737  ;  m.  22  July,  1760,  Elizabeth  Nelson 
(130-75). 

106-49.  David,  b.  2  Mar.,  1738-9. 

106-50.  Ruth,  b.  15  June,  1740 ;  d.  1746. 

106-51.  Samuel,  b.  12  Apr.,  1742;  d.  16  Jan.,  1746-7. 

106-52.  William,  b.  9  Mar..  1743-4;  m.  in  Ipswich,  3  Nov.,  1767,  Mercy 
Smith. 

106-53.  Lydia,  b.  22  May,  1746. 

106-54.  Ruth,  b.  24  Feb.,  1747-8. 

106-55.  Samuel,  b.  10  Nov.,  1749. 

106-56.  Maria,  b.  15  July,  1753. 

106-18.  Jedidiah4  Kilbourne  ( Samuel  106-4;  George  106; 
Thomas  of  Wethersfield),  born  20  Apr.,  1699;  married  (int.  22  Mar., 
1723-4)  Susannah  Fiske  of  Ipswich.  He  was  styled  “cornet,”  and 
died  4  Feb.,  1759.  His  will,  dated  3  Feb.,  1759,  mentions  wife,  Susan¬ 
nah  ;  daughters  Elizabeth  Adams,  Abigail,  Susannah,  and  Hannah ; 
sons  Jedidiah  and  Sampson  (Essex  Probate,  336:  75).  His  widow, 
Susannah,  died  27  Sept.,  1764. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

106-57.  Jedidiah, s  bp.  15  Aug.,  1725;  m.  Hannah  Platts  (147-21). 

106-58.  Sampson,  bp.  23  Mar.,  1728-9 ;  m.  Rebecca,  daughter  of  Thomas 
Pickard  (145-22). 

106-59.  Elizabeth,  b.  16  May,  1732  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  10  June,  1755,  John 
Adams  of  Rowley. 

106-60.  Abigail,  b.  18  Nov.,  1733  ;  m.  10  Mar.,  1760,  Jonathan  Smith  of 
Danvers. 

Hannah,  b.  4  May,  1735  ;  d.  14  Dec.,  1737. 


106-61. 


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106-62.  Susannah,  b.  19  May,  1737  ;  m.  11  May,  1763,  Ephraim  Cowen  of 
Dunstable. 

106-63.  Hannah,  b.  3  July,  1739  ;  m.  David  Bailey  (10-63). 

106-19.  Dr.  Eliphalet4  Kilbourne  ( Samuel  106-4;  George  106; 
Thomas  of  Wethersfield ),  baptized  20  Oct.,  1706;  married*  in  Hamp¬ 
ton  Falls,  N.  H.,  2  Sept.,  1745,  Jane,  widow  of  Nathan  Frazer  (67-8). 
He  was  a  physician,  and  died  4  June,  1752,  in  his  46th  year  (G.  S.). 
Administration  granted,  13  June,  1752,  to  his  widow,  Jane  (Essex 
Probate,  330:  490).  She  married  (3)  2  May,  1754,  Aaron  Wood  of 
Boxford  (then  of  Rowley),  and  died  in  Boxford,  15  June,  1775  (G.  S. 
Boxford). 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

106-64.  Jane, s  b.  15  Apr.,  1746 ;  m.  in  Boxford,  5  May,  1768,  Rev.  Samuel 
Williams  of  Bradford. 

106-22.  Jacob4  Kilbourne  ( Isaac  106-5;  George  106;  Thomas  of 
Wethersfield ),  baptized  9  Nov.,  1690;  married  (int.  8  Sept.,  1716) 
Dorcas,  daughter  of  Timothy  Harris  (79-7).  They  moved  to  Lancas¬ 
ter  before  21  May,  1734.  She  was  dismissed,  17  Feb.,  1744-5,  from 
Rowley  Church  to  the  Second  Church  in  Lancaster. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

106-65.  Isaac J  b.  15  Oct.,  1717  (father’s  name  appears  on  T.  R.  as  Isaac, 
but  in  Ch.  R.  it  is  Jacob)  ;  m.  10  May,  1744,  Johanna,  widow  of 
Aaron  Clarke  (41-37).  He  was  then  of  Lancaster;  d.  before 
10  Sept.,  1764. 

106-66.  Elizabeth,  bp.  3  Mar.,  1722-3. 

106-67.  Joseph,  bp.  17  Mar.,  1727-8;  m.  22  Jan.,  1752,  Mary  Sawyer,  “both 
of  Lancaster”  (Lancaster  R.). 

106-29.  Lieut.  Joseph5  Kilbourne  ( Joseph  106-9;  Joseph  106-2  ; 
George  106;  Thomas  of  Wethersfield),  born  2  July,  1719;  married  17 
Dec.,  1741,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Daniel  Thurston  (199-1).  She  died 
9  Sept.,  1753.  He  married  (2)  6  Mar.,  1755,  Dorothy,  daughter  of 
Dea.  Francis  Pickard  (145-13).  She  died  12  Aug.,  1793  (G.  S.). 
He  married  (3)  13  May,  1794  (Patty)  Martha,  daughter  of  Price 
Hidden  (87-30).  He  died  25  Sept.,  1806.  His  widow,  Martha,  mar¬ 
ried  (2)  8  Feb.,  1808,  Elkanah  Copeland,  and  died  5  July,  1854. 

By  deed,  dated  24  June,  1788,  Joseph  Kilbourne,  Joseph  Kilbourne, 
Jr.,  Thomas  Kilbourne,  Thomas  Green  and  Lydia,  his  wife,  Jonathan 
Pickard  and  Mary,  his  wife,  Edward  Saunders,  Jr.,  and  Sarah,  his 
wife,  all  of  Rowley,  convey  land  in  Rowley  to  John  Jewett  (Essex 
Deeds,  152:  3). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

106-68.  Daniel,6  b.  6  Oct.,  1742 ;  m.  Elizabeth  Goodhue. 

106-69.  Joseph,  b.  31  Aug.,  1745  ;  m.  Ruth  Smith. 

*  This  was  probably  the  second  marriage  of  Dr.  Kilbourne,  as  Rowley  Church 
Records  show  that  “Eliph  Kilborns  wife  owned  the  covenent”  24  April,  1726.  We 
find  no  record  of  intention  of  marriage  or  marriage  of  Dr.  Kilbourne,  except  as 
above. 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

\ 

106-70.  Lydia,  b.  29  Oct.,  1748 ;  m.  28  Apr.,  1769,  Thomas  Green  of  Ipswich. 

They  lived  in  Rowley,  where  the  births  of  their  eight  children 
are  recorded.  They  moved  to  Waterford,  Me.,  1788. 

106-71.  Mary,  b.  21  July,  1751;  m.  Jonathan  Pickard  (145-71). 

106-72.  Thomas,  b.  3  Sept.,  1753  ;  m.  Anna  Plumer. 

106-30.  Ebenezer5  Kilbourne  ( Joseph  106-9;  Joseph  106-2; 
George  106;  Thomas  of  Wethersfield),  born  11  Feb.,  1720-1;  married 
in  Topsfield,  2  Aug.,  1743,  Abigail  Hovey  of  Topsfield.  She  died  24 
Dee.,  1804,  aged  89  years.  He  died  24  Hoy.,  1808;  residence,  Rowley. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

106-73.  Joseph, 6  bp.  1  July,  1744 ;  d.  17  July,  1744. 

106-74.  Mary,  bp.  7  July,  1745;  d.  young. 

106-75.  Ann,  bp.  9  Aug.,  1747;  d.  21  Oct.,  1750. 

106-76.  Abigail,  b.  12  Oct.,  1750;  m.  John  Sawyer  (164-31). 

106-77.  Anne,  b.  1  Feb.,  1753  ;  d.  23  Nov.,  1808 ;  unm. 

106-78.  Ivory,  b.  1  Apr.,  1755 ;  m.  22  Aug.,  1780,  Hannah  Pickard ;  of 
Scarborough,  1809. 

106-79.  Dorcas,  twin,  b.  16  May,  1757  ;  d.  9  June,  1759. 

106-80.  Elizabeth,  twin,  b.  16  May,  1757  ;  d.  6  Feb.,  1821 ;  unm. 

106-81.  Mary,  b.  about  1759  ;  d.  27  Feb.,  1814,  aged  55  years. 

106-57.  Jedldiah5  Kilbourne  ( Jedidiah  106-18;  Samuel  106-4; 
George  106;  Thomas  of  Wethersfield),  baptized  15  Aug.,  1725;  mar¬ 
ried  7  Hoy.,  1749,  Hannah,  daughter  of  James  Platts  (147-10) ;  re¬ 
moved  to  Boscawen,  N.  H.  Rev.  soldier. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

106-82.  Nathan, 6  b.  21  Nov.,  1750 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  12  June,  1777,  Sarah 
Plumer,  “both  of  Newbury.”  Rev.  soldier. 

106-83.  Eliphalet,  b.  13  Dec.,  1752 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  23  Dec.,  1779,  Mary 
Thorla,  “both  of  Newbury.”  Rev.  soldier. 

106-84.  Lucy,  b.  10  Jan.,  1754  (10  Jan.,  1755,  Danvers  R.)  ;  m.  4  Feb., 
1778,  William  Southwick  of  Danvers. 

106-85.  Mercy,  b.  14  Apr.,  1757. 

106-86.  Hannah,  b.  13  Feb.,  1760. 

106-87.  Susanna,  b.  8  Dec.,  1762 ;  d.  2  Oct.,  1782  ;  unm. 

106-88.  Jedidiah,  b.  22  June,  1766. 

106-89.  Nathaniel,  b.  22  Nov.,  1768. 

106-58.  Sampson5  Kilbourne  (Jedidiah  106-18;  Samuel  106-4; 
George  106;  Thomas  of  W ether s field) ,  baptized  23  Mar.,  1728-9;  mar¬ 
ried  15  Apr.,  1749,  Rebecca,  daughter  of  Thomas  Pickard  (145-22)  ; 
died  28  May,  1761.  Administration  granted,  20  July,  1761,  to  Daniel 
Clarke  of  Rowley  (Essex  Probate,  338:  268).  His  widow,  Rebecca, 
died  —  JMy,  1776.  Administration  granted,  8  Apr.,  1777,  to  her 
daughter,  Huldah  Kilbourne  (Essex  Probate,  352:  359). 

Children  born  in  Rowley. 

106-90.  Paul, 6  b.  29  Apr.,  1750;  m.  7  Feb.,  1773,  Mehitable  Nelson;  d.  10 
Sept.,  1782.  Rev.  soldier.  Their  daughter,  Betty,7  was  b.  in 
Rowley,  19  Dec.,  1773. 

106-91.  Huldah,  b.  1  Sept.,  1753  ;  m.  Eben  Todd  (203-74). 


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106-92.  John,  b.  28  July,  1756  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  9  Feb.,  1780,  Mary  How, 
“both  of  Rowley.”  Their  dau.,  Rebecca, 7  was  bp.  in  Rowley,  29 
Apr.,  1781.  Removed  to  Bridgton,  Me.,  where  the  births  of  nine 
children  are  recorded.  She  d.  there  26  Feb.,  1836.  He  d.  there 
8  Sept.,  1842.  Rev.  soldier. 

106-93.  Rebecca,  b.  16  Jan.,  1760;  d.  25  Feb.,  1774. 

106-68.  Daniel6  Kilbourne  (Lieut.  Joseph  106-29;  Joseph  106-9; 
Joseph  106-2;  George  106;  Thomas  of  Wethersfield ),  born  6  Oct.,  1.742; 
married  (int.  21  Sept.,  1765)  Mrs.  Elizabeth  Goodhue  of  Ipswich.  He 
was  drowned,  10  Ang.,  1770  (Ch.  R.),  “in  the  Cow  Bridge  Creek” 
(Gage).  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  married  (2)  Moses  Sawyer  (164-29). 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

106-94.  Sabah, 7  b.  1  Sept.,  1767;  m.  10  May,  1787,  Edward  Saunders,  Jr.; 

d.  30  Dec.,  1793.  By  deed,  dated  29  Sept.,  1807,  Joseph  Kilbourne 
of  Ipswich  and  Thomas  Kilbourne  of  Boscawen,  N.  H.,  children 
of  Joseph  Kilbourne,  late  of  Rowley,  gentleman,  deceased,  and 
devisees  named  in  the  last  will  of  said  deceased,  convey  to  Ednah 
Saunders  of  Rowley,  a  minor  (with  Edward  Saunders,  Jr.,  guard¬ 
ian),  only  surviving  legal  representative  of  Daniel  Kilbourne, 
late  of  Rowley,  deceased,  certain  land  in  Rowley,  as  she  was 
wrongfully  omitted  in  said  will  (Essex  Deeds,  75:  188).  Ednah 
Saunders  d.  29  Sept.,  1811,  aged  23  years;  unm. 

106-69.  Joseph6  Kilbourne  (Lieut.  Joseph  106-29;  Joseph  106-9; 
Joseph  106-2;  George  106;  Thomas  of  Wethersfield) ,  born  31  Aug., 
1745;  married  25  May,  1769,  Ruth  Smith.  They  lived  in  Ipswich 
several  years;  moved  to  Rowley,  1808.  She  died  3  Feb.,  1811.  He 
married  (2)  (int.  1  Aug.,  1811)  Hannah,  daughter  of  Moses  Stickney 
(189-51),  and  died  13  July,  1813.  His  widow,  Hannah,  died  19  Eeb., 
1853. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

106-95.  Joseph, 7  b.  27  July,  1770 ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  9  Aug.,  1795,  Elizabeth 
Smith  of  Ipswich;  d.  in  Georgetown,  Va.,  24  Oct.,  1795  (Ipswich 
R.). 

106-96.  Elizabeth,  b.  20  Oct.,  1772. 

106-97.  Daniel,  b.  28  Sept.,  1775  ;  d.  26  Mar.,  1812. 

106-98.  Moses,  b.  26  Dec.,  1777  ;  lost  at  sea,  Oct.,  1796  (Ipswich  R.). 

106-99.  Thomas,  bp.  28  May,  1780. 

And  probably 

Isaac,  who  wTas  of  Waterford,  Me.,  about  1808. 

106-72.  Thomas6  Kilbourne  (Lieut.  Joseph  106-29;  Joseph  106- 
9;  Joseph  106-2;  George  106;  Thomas  of  Wethersfield),  born  3  Sept., 
1753;  married  in  Newbury,  17  Oct.,  1780,  Anna  Plumer  of  Newbury. 
23  May,  1810,  Thomas  Kilbourne  and  Anna,  his  wife,  of  Boscawen, 
N.  H.,  release  to  David  Plumer  of  Newbury,  Mass.,  all  their  interest 
in  the  estate  of  their  honored  father,  John  Plumer,  deceased  (Essex 
Deeds,  212:  236).  Rev.  soldier. 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

106-100.  Daniel, 7  b.  1  Mar.,  1781. 

Children  born  in  Newbury : 

106-101.  Abigail,  b.  7  Sept.,  1783. 


220  Early  Settlers  of  Bowley,  Massachusetts 

106-102.  Ruth,  b.  18  Dec.,  1790. 

106-103.  Thomas,  b.  14  Dec.,  1792.  See  Hist,  of  Waterford,  Me. 

106-104.  John,  b.  12  Nov.,  1794. 

KEMBALL  KIMBALL 

107.  Abigail  Kemball  ( Kimball ),  adult,  was  admitted  to  Rowley 
Church,  7  June,  1696.  Daniel  Morrison  of  Newbury  married  in  Row- 
ley,  25  Nov.,  1712,  Abigail  Kimball  of  Rowley. 

KIMBALL 

108.  Benjamin2  Kimball,  son  of  Richard,1  of  Ipswich,  married 
in  Salisbury,  16 :  2  mo.  1660,  Mercy,  daughter  of  Robert  Haseltine 
(83).  He  moved  about  1664,  to  that  part  of  Rowley  then  called  Merri¬ 
mack  Village,  where  he  died  11  June,  1696,  aged  60  years  (G.  S.  Brad¬ 
ford).  His  widow,  Mercy,  died  5  Jan.,  1707-8  (G.  S.  Bradford). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

108-1.  Mary, 3  b.  27:  10  mo.  (Dec.)  1663. 

108-2.  Mercy,  bur.  5  Feb.,  1663-4  ;  probably  same  as  Mary  above. 

108-3.  Richard,  b.  3  Dec.,  1664. 


KIMBALL 

109.  John3  Kimball,  grandson  of  Richard1  of  Ipswich,  lived  “at 
Village,”  now  Boxford.  His  wife,  Sarah,  was  admitted  to  Rowley 
Church,  31  Mar.,  1677. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

109-1.  Elizabeth,*  bp.  9  May,  1680. 

109- 2.  Hannah,  bp.  10  Sept.,  1682. 

KINGSBURY 

110.  Henry1  Kingsbury,  with  wife  Susannah,  was  of  Ipswich, 
1648,  of  Rowley,  1656  and  1663,  and  of  Haverhill,  1668  (Essex  Deeds). 
She  died  in  Haverhill  21  Feb.,  1679  (Savage).  He  died  in  Haverhill, 
1  Oct.,  1687,  aged  77  years  (Ct.  R.). 

Child  of  record  in  Rowley : 

110- 1.  John, 2  b.  28  July,  1667. 

KIRK 

111.  Mary  Kirk  was  admitted  to  Rowley  Church,  15  Oct.,  1693. 
We  find  no  other  mention  of  her. 

LAMBERT 

112.  Francis1  Lambert,  freeman  13  May,  1640,  had  a  two-acre 
house  lot,  1643.  He  brought  with  him  his  wife,  Jane  Barker.  He  was 
buried  23 :  7  mo.  1647.  His  will,  dated  20  Sept.,  1647,  mentions  wife, 
Jane;  eldest  son,  John;  daughter  Ann;  son  Jonathan;  son  Gershom; 


221 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

“my  sonne  Thomas  which  I  freely  give  unto  my  Brother  Thomas  Bar¬ 
ker”  (Essex  Probate).  The  same  children  are  mentioned  in  the  will 
of  Widow  Jane  Lambert,  24  May,  1659  (Essex  Probate).  His  widow, 
Jane,  was  buried  7  June,  1659.  See  Charles  Browne  (30). 

Children  (birth  dates  from  Rowle3r  Record)  : 

112-1.  John, 2  b.  prob.  in  England;  m.  Abigail  Hutchinson. 

112-2.  Thomas,  b.  prob.  in  England;  bur.  18:  12  mo.  1644. 

112-3.  Ann,  b.  prob.  in  England;  m.  Thomas  Nelson  (130-2). 

112-4.  Jonathan,  b.  20:  11  mo.  (Jan.)  1639.  Adrn.  granted  5  May,  1664, 
to  brother  John  Lambert.  Inventory,  Essex  Probate,  mentions 
a  debt  “due  to  the  Ship  doctor,”  of  15s. 

112-5.  Gershom,  b.  16:  1  mo.  (Mar.)  1643;  bur.  17:  1  mo.  1663.  His  will 
dated  16  Mar.,  1663-4,  mentions  Aunt  Rodgers,  Bro.  John  Lam¬ 
bert  ;  Bro.  Thomas  Nelson ;  John  Spofford ;  Charles  Brown ;  Rich¬ 
ard  Baton ;  Cousin  Mary  Browne ;  Cousin  Elizabeth  Platts ;  Bro. 
Thomas  Lambert ;  and  the  children  “which  my  sister  Ann  hath 
by  my  brother  Thomas  Nelson”  (Essex  Probate,  Coffin’s  copies, 
1 :  429). 

112-6.  Thomas,  b.  3  :  2  mo.  (Apr.)  1645;  m.  Edna  Northend  (132-1). 

112-1.  John2  Lambert  ( Francis  112),  born  probably  in  England; 
married  14  May,  1662,  Abigail,  daughter  of  Richard  Hutchinson  of 
Salem,  who  mentions  her  in  his  will  of  19  Jan.,  1679  (Essex  Probate, 
302:  30). 

He  was  buried  6  Nov.,  1667.  His  widow,  Abigail,  married  (2)  be¬ 
fore  Dec.,  1670,*  Anthony  Ashby  of  Salem,  as  his  second  wife  (Essex 
Deeds,  39:  48).  Ashby  was  later  of  Bradford,  where  two  daughters 
were  born.  In  1677  “Mr  Antony  Ashby”  was  in  Abel  Langley’s  tith- 
ing-man’s  district  in  Rowley  (Rowley  R.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

112-7.  Gershom, s  b.  29  July,  1664;  by  deed,  dated  15  Sept.,  1685,  he  con¬ 
veyed.  to  Joseph  Jewett  f  101-8),  then  of  Ipswich,  all  his  real 
estate  in  Rowley  (Essex  Deeds,  5  Ips. :  118).  He  was  of  New 
London,  Conn.,  17  Nov.,  1691  (Essex  Deeds,  9:25).  He  m.  (prob. 
in  Stonington,  Conn.)  Deborah,  daughter  of  John  Frink  (Savage). 

112-8.  Abigail,  b.  9  :  10  mo.  (Dec.)  1665;  m.  James  Tenney  (195-5). 

112-6.  Lieut.  Thomas2  Lambert  ( Francis  112),  born  3:  2  mo. 
1645;  adopted  by  his  uncle  Thomas  Barker  (12)  and  received  from 
him  and  his  aunt  Rogers  a  large  estate.  He  married  4  Nov.,  1669, 
Edna,  daughter  of  Ezekiel  Northend  (132).  He  died  13  Sept.,  1685. 
His  widow,  Edna,  married  (2)  Ensign  Andrew  Stickney  (189-6). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

112  -  9.  Mary, 3  b.  6  Feb.,  1670-1 ;  bur.  19  Apr.,  1687. 

112-10.  Rebecca,  bp.  15  June,  1673  ;  bur.  12  Mar.,  1677-8. 

112-11.  Nathan,  b.  28  Feb.,  1675-6;  bur.  7  Nov.,  1680. 

112-12.  Thomas,  b.  8  Apr.,  1678  ;  m.  Sarah  Hammond  (75-3). 

112-13.  Rebecca,  bp.  25  Apr.,  1680;  d.  young. 

*  By  deed,  dated  25  Dec.,  1670,  Anthony  Ashby  of  Salem  and  Abigail,  his  wife, 
convey  to  Nathaniel  “Bradle”  a  dwelling-house  and  land  in  Salem  (Essex  Deeds, 
3:  178).  He  was  of  New  London,  Conn.,  9  June,  1704  (Essex  Deeds,  39:  48). 


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112-14.  Nathan,  b.  7  Dec.,  1681 ;  d.  —  Aug-.,  1693. 

112-15.  Jane,  b.  10  Sept.,  1685;  m.  Mark  Prime  (153-5). 

112-12.  Hon.  Thomas3  Lambert  (Lieut.  Thomas  112-6;  Francis 
112),  born  8  Apr.,  1678;  married,  in  Watertown,  19  Dec.,  1699,  Sarah, 
daughter  of  Thomas  Hammond  (75).  He  was  town  clerk  for  thirty- 
five  years,  and  died  30  June,  1755  (G.  S.).  His  will,  dated  25  Dec., 
1754,  mentions  wife,  Sarah;  son  Thomas;  son  Nathan;  daughter  Mary 
Clarke;  daughter  Hannah  Jewett;  daughter  Jane  Osborne;  grandchil¬ 
dren  Sarah  and  Ednah  Woodman  (Essex  Probate,  333:  190). 

His  widow,  Sarah,  died  11  July,  1759  (G.  S.).  Her  will,  dated  11 
Apr.,  1759,  mentions  sons-in-law  Daniel  Clarke  and  George  Jewett; 
daughter  Mary  Clarke;  daughter  Hannah  Jewett;  daughter  Jane 
Osborne;  grandchildren  Sarah  and  Ednah  Woodman;  sons  Thomas  and 
Nathan  (Essex  Probate,  336:  328). 

The  house  he  built  in  1699  is  now  (1932)  owned  and  occupied  by 
his  descendant,  Mrs.  Knight  Dexter  (Ruth  Lambert)  Cheney.  It  is 
on  the  lot  registered  in  1643  to  Thomas  Barker  (12). 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

112-16.  Mary, 4  b.  7  June,  1702;  m.  29  July,  1731,  Daniel  Clarke.  He  d. 
26  Aug.,  1764.  She  d.  1  Mar.,  1765. 

112-17.  Sarah,  b.  25  Aug.,  1704;  m.  18  July,  1729,  Stephen  Woodman  of 
Bradford;  d.  2  July,  1736  (G.  S.  Bradford). 

112-18.  Hannah,  b.  15  Nov.,  1706;  m.  George  Jewett  (101-78). 

112-19.  Ednah,  b.  20  Feb.,  1708-9;  d.  13  Mar.,  1728-9;  unm.  (G.  S.). 

112-20.  Thomas,  b.  14  Aug.,  1711;  m.  Elizabeth  Hobson  (89-14). 

112-21.  Jane,  b.  1  Nov.,  1713  ;  m.  12  Oct.,  1738,  John  Osborne. 

112-22.  Nathan,  b.  11  Feb.,  1715-6;  m.  Deborah  Perley. 

112-23.  Jonathan,  b.  13  July,  1718;  d.  5  Jan.,  1724-5,  “scald  to  death” 
(Ch.  E.)  (G.  S.). 

112-24.  Ltjci,  b.  26  Sept.,  1721;  d.  5  May,  1736  (G.  S.). 

112-20.  Thomas4  Lambert  (Hon.  Thomas  112-12;  Lieut.  Thomas 
112-6;  Francis  112),  born  14  xAug.,  1711;  married  13  Oct.,  1732,  Eliza¬ 
beth,  daughter  of  Dea.  Humphre)^  Hobson  (89-4).  She  died  6  July, 
1749  (G.  S.).  He  married  (2)  in  Ipswich,  7  Feb.,  1760,  Widow  Anna 
(Lord)  Kimball  of  Ipswich;  died  9  Apr.  (17  Apr.  G.  S.),  1775.  His 
will,  dated  6  Mar.,  1771,  mentions  wife,  Hannah,  and  her  mother  Lord; 
son  Thomas;  son  Jonathan;  son  Nathaniel;  daughter  Elizabeth  Cressey; 
daughter  Sarah  Mighill;  daughter  Mehitable  Lambert  (Essex  Probate, 
351:  263).  His  widow,  Anna,  died  27  Aug.  (28  Aug.  G.  S.),  1806. 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

112-25.  Elizabeth, s  b.  3  Dec.,  1732  ;  m.  21  Nov.,  1752,  Moses  Eichards. 
He  d.  29  May,  1756.  She  m.  (2)  Mark  Cressey  (48-16). 

112-26.  Sarah,  b.  20  Sept.,  1735  ;  m.  Jeremiah  Mighill  (127-33). 

112-27.  Mehitable,  b.  10  Dec.,  1738  ;  d.  11  Feb.,  1755. 

112-28.  Jonathan,  b.  18  Apr.,  1743  ;  d.  29  Aug.,  1760. 

112-29.  Thomas,  b.  10  Mar.,  1747-8;  m.  Apphia  Gage  (69-32). 

112-30.  Mehitable,  b.  24  July,  1761;  m.  24  Aug.,  1784,  Samuel  Lancaster; 
d.  in  Ipswich,  25  Mar.,  1843  ;  bur.  in  Bowley. 


LAMBERT  HOUSE,  BAY  ROAD 

Built  in  1699  by  Thomas  Lambert  (112-12), on  lot  registered  in  1643  to  Thomas  Barker  (12). 


MIGHILL  HOUSE,  BALD  PATE  ROAD,  GEORGETOWN 
Built  in  1733  by  Dea.  Stephen  Mighill  (127-26).  Now  known  as  Baldpate  Inn. 


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112-31.  Jonathan,  b.  2  Dec.,  1763  ;  m.  Hannah  Gage  (69-40). 

112-32.  Nathaniel,  b.  6  Feb.,  1765  ;  m.  Dorothy  Pickard  (145-120). 

112-22.  Nathan4  Lambert  {Hon.  Thomas  112-12;  Lieut.  Thomas 
112-6;  Francis  112),  born  11  Feb.,  1715-6;  married  (int.  10  Nov., 
1750)  Deborah,  daughter  of  Stephen  Perley  of  Ipswich.  She  died  25 
Jan.,  1754,  in  her  38th  year  (G-.  S.).  He  married  (2)  8  July,  1756, 
Mercy,  daughter  of  William  Gage  (69-2) ;  died  —  Mar.,  1795.  His 
will,  dated  29  Nov.,  1794,  mentions  wife,  Mercy;  son  Nathan;  daughter- 
in-law  Abigail  Lambert;  grandson  John  Lambert  (Essex  Probate,  363: 
530).  His  widow,  Mercy,  died  28  Nov.,  1799. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

112-33.  Nathan, 5  b.  4  Jan.,  1753  ;  m.  Abigail  Prime  (153-40). 

112-34.  David,  bp.  2  Oct.,  1757  ;  d.  in  infancy. 

112-29.  Thomas5  Lambert  {Thomas  112-20;  Hon.  Thomas  112- 
12;  Lieut.  Thomas  112-6;  Francis  112),  born  10  Mar.,  1747-8;  married 
14  Apr.,  1772,  Apphia,  daughter  of  Col.  Thomas  Gage  (69-21);  died 

11  Dec.,  1793  (G.  S.).  Rev.  soldier.  Administration  granted  4  Mar., 
1794,  to  his  widow,  Apphia  Lambert  (Essex  Probate,  363:  145).  She 
died  24  Nov.,  1825  (G.  S.).  Her  will,  dated  1  July,  1823,  mentions 
herself  as  of  Rowley  and  as  “being  advanced  in  age”;  son  William 
Lambert;  son  Thomas  Lambert;  daughter  Elizabeth  Cogswell;  daugh¬ 
ter  Anna  Proctor;  “children  daughter  Apphia  Nelson  has  at  my  de¬ 
cease;  three  children  of  my  daughter  Mehitable  Proctor,  late  wife  of 
Dr.  John  Proctor  of  Boscawen,  viz :  Augustus  L.  Proctor,  George  A. 
Proctor  and  Mary  E.  Proctor;  Abraham  Fairweather,  a  negro  man 
servant,  to  have  $20”;  daughter  Sarah  Todd;  daughter  Mehitable  Proc¬ 
tor,  dec’d;  son-in-law  Edward  Todd,  executor  (Essex  Probate). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

112-35.  William, 6  b.  22  July,  1772 ;  m.  Abigail  Ricker. 

112-36.  Elizabeth,  b.  4  Mar.,  1774;  m.  1  Nov.,  1794,  Northend  Cogswell 
of  Berwick. 

112-37.  Thomas,  twin,  b.  19  Feb.,  1776;  d.  9  May,  1778. 

112-38.  Apphia,  twin,  b.  19  Feb.,  1776;  m.  Stephen  M.  Nelson  (130-152). 

112-39.  Anna,  b.  19  Mar.,  1779 ;  m.  11  Mar.,  1802,  Dr.  Benjamin  Proctor. 
He  d.  10  Dec.,  1840.  She  d.  20  Jan.,  1851. 

112-40.  Thomas,  b.  13  Sept.,  1781 ;  m.  Olive  Aspinwall. 

112-41.  Mehitable,  b.  8  Jan.,  1787  ;  m.  31  Aug.,  1814,  Dr.  John  Proctor  of 
Amesbury. 

112-42.  Sarah,  b.  4  Mar.,  1792;  m.  Edward  Todd  (203-103). 

112-31.  Jonathan5  Lambert  {Thomas  112-20;  Hon.  Thomas  112- 
12;  Lieut.  Thomas  112-6;  Francis  112),  born  2  Dec.,  1763;  married 
5  Mar.,  1796,  Hannah,  daughter  of  William  Gage  (69-34)  ;  died  5 
Nov.,  1837.  Rev.  soldier.  (Monument).  His  widow,  Hannah,  died 

12  Sept.,  1869. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

112-43.  William  Gage,s  b.  29  Mar.,  1798 ;  m.  Sally  Perley. 


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112-44.  Thomas,*  b.  21  Sept.,  1800;  d.  9  June,  1840;  unm. 

112-45.  Frederick,  b.  3  June,  1803  ;  m.  in  Newbury,  24  May,  1827,  Mary 
Ann  Jewett  (100-257).  They  had  three  children  born  in  Row- 
ley.  They  moved  away  before  1838.  She  d.  23  Oct.,  1838.  (Monu¬ 
ment  in  Rowley.) 

112-46.  Ann  Lord,  b.  5  Feb.,  1805  ;  m.  13  Dec.,  1831,  Benjamin  H.  Smith, 
as  his  second  wife;  d.  13  Oct.,  1882,  without  issue. 

112-47.  Alfred,  b.  9  Apr.,  1807  ;  d.  24  Aug.,  1808. 

112-48.  Hannah  Mighill,  b.  22  Sept.,  1810;  d.  30  Aug.,  1888  ;  unm. 

112-49.  Elizabeth  Gage,  b.  18  Apr.,  1813;  d.  9  Apr.,  1904;  unm. 

112-50.  Mehitable,  b.  22  June,  1816;  d.  6  May,  1901;  unm. 

112-51.  Mary  Gage,  b.  23  Aug.,  1820;  d.  in  Newburyport,  8  Jan.,  1907;  unm. 
112-52.  Jonathan,  b.  9  Sept.,  1822;  d.  16  Sept.,  1822. 

112-32.  Rev.  Nathaniel5  Lambert  ( Thomas  112-20;  Hon. 
Thomas  112-12;  Lieut.  Thomas  112-6;  Francis  112),  born  6  Feb., 
1765;  Brown  University,  1787;  ordained  and  installed  as  a  Congrega¬ 
tional  Minister  at  Newbury,  Vt.,  17  Nov.,  1790;  married  in  Rowley, 
23  May,  1791,  Dorothy  (Dolly),  daughter  of  Joshua  Pickard  (145- 
70).  She  died  in  Newbury,  Vt.,  16  July,  1797,  aged  29  years  (G.  S. 
Newbury,  Vt.). 

He  married  (2)  in  Greenfield,  Mass.,  9  Sept.,  1798,  Abigail,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  the  Rev.  Roger  Newton,  of  Greenfield.  He  was  installed  pastor 
of  the  church  in  Lyme,  N.  H.,  1  Jan.,  1811;  resigned  6  Sept.,  1820, 
and  represented  the  town  of  Lyme  in  the  General  Court  during  the 
next  eight  years.  He  died  15  Dec.,  1838  (G.  S.  Lyme,  N.  H.).  His 
widow,  Abigail,  died  in  Lyme,  23  Mar.,  1850,  aged  78  years. 

Children  born  in  Newbury,  Vt. : 

112-53.  Nathaniel, 6  b.  15  Feb.,  1792;  moved  to  Rowley,  and  m.  (int.  in 
Rowley,  2  Nov.,  1822)  Anstiss,  daughter  of  John  and  Hannah 
(Mighill  127-48)  Perley  of  Rowley;  she  was  b.  in  Rowley,  8  Mar., 
1793,  and  d.  in  Boston,  12  June,  1831.  He  d.  in  Georgetown, 
9  Dec.,  1881.  Their  son,  William  Kilham,  was  b.  in  Rowley,  12 
Sept.,  1823. 

112-54.  Roger  Newton,  b.  24  Sept.,  1799;  was  a  physician ;  d.  in  Lyme, 
N.  H.,  9  Oct.,  1836;  unm. 

112-55.  Thomas,  b.  16  June,  1807;  m.  in  Lowell,  27  Jan.,  1845,  Harriet 
Waite  of  Lyme,  N.  H. 

112-33.  Nathan5  Lambert  ( Nathan  112-22;  Hon.  Thomas  112- 
12;  Lieut.  Thomas  112-6;  Francis  112),  born  4  Jan.,  1753;  married 
26  Jan.,  1775,  Abigail,  daughter  of  Thomas  Prime  (153-16).  She  died 
4  Jan.,  1814  (G.  S.).  He  died  18  July,  1831  (G.  S.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

112-56.  A  child, e  d.  —  Dec.,  1775. 

112-57.  John,  b.  29  Mar.,  1779  ;  m.  Sarah  Bradstreet  (25-75). 

112-35.  William6  Lambert  ( Thomas  112-29;  Thomas  112-20; 
Hon.  Thomas  112-12;  Lieut.  Thomas  112-6;  Francis  112),  born  22 
July,  1772;  Dartmouth  College,  1798;  married  in  Rollinsford,  N.  H., 

*  “Thomas  Lambert,  jun.,  of  Rowley,  may  take  the  name  of  Thomas  Merrill 
Lambert”  (Act  approved  12  June,  1824). 


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—  Oct.,  1807,  Abigail,  daughter  of  Capt.  Ebenezer  Ricker  of  Rollins- 
ford,  where  she  was  born  28  Feb.,  1779.  He  read  law  with  the  Hon. 
Dudley  Hubbard  of  South  Berwick,  Me.,  and  settled  in  practice  there; 
after  several  years  he  moved  to  Somersworth,  N.  H.  (P.  R.). 

He  died  in  Gloucester,  Mass.,  11  Dec.,  1824  (G.  S.  Rowley). 

His  widow,  Abigail,  died  in  Charlestown,  31  May,  1869  (P.  R.). 
Children  : 

112-58.  Thomas  Bicker, 7  b.  in  South  Berwick,  Me.,  2  July,  1809 ;  d.  in 
Boston,  4  Feb.,  1892. 

112-59.  Lucy  Hill,  b.  in  Somersworth,  N.  H.,  28  Apr.,  1814;  m.  John  P. 

Hale,  U.  S.  Senator  from  N.  H. ;  d.  in  Washington,  D.  C.,  29  Mar., 
1902. 

312-60.  Margaret  Elizabeth,  b.  in  Somersworth,  N.  H.,  —  Sept.,  1819; 
d.  there  —  Oct.,  1819. 

112-40.  Thomas6  Lambert  ( Thomas  112-29;  Thomas  112-20; 
Hon.  Thomas  112-12;  Lieut.  Thomas  112-6;  Francis  112),  born  13 
Sept.,  1781;  married  in  Salem,  18  Apr.,  1805,  Olive,  daughter  of  John 
and  Nancy  (Spurr)  Aspinwall  of  Canton,  Mass. 

They  lived  in  Salem  until  after  1811,  then  moved  to  Rowley.  He 
was  a  soldier  in  the  last  war  with  England,  serving  in  Capt.  Whittier’s 
Company,  Mass.  Militia,  from  19  Sept.,  to  9  Nov.,  1814.  He  died  in 
Rowley,  6  Mar.,  1825  (G.  S.). 

His  widow,  Olive,  married  (2)  in  Cambridge,  17  May,  1827,  Jonas 
Lee  Barnes  of  Salem,  and  died,  his  widow,  in  Georgetown,  16  Jan., 
1869;  buried  in  Needham,  Mass.  (P.  R.).  Jonas  Lee  Barnes  died  in 
Cambridgeport,  Mass.,  5  May,  1853. 

Children  born  in  Salem  (Family  Becord)  : 

112-61.  Emily, 7  b.  1806;  m.  in  Danvers,  17  Oct.,  1837,  Charles  D.  Bacon, 
and  lived  in  Boston;  d.  in  Chelsea,  —  Oct.,  1847. 

112-62.  Olive,  b.  22  May,  1807  ;  m.  5  June,  1833,  David  Smith  of  Bowley ; 
d.  10  Nov.,  1859. 

112-63.  Charles,  b.  17  Jan.,  1811 ;  m.  22  or  23  Oct.,  1835,  Mary  Ann  Upton 
of  Danvers,  where  she  was  b.  17  Aug.,  1815.  He  was  a  merchant 
in  Danvers,  and  d.  there  25  Nov.,  1852.  Of  his  three  children, 
but  one  survived  him,  viz.,  Emily  Augusta, 8  b.  in  Danvers,  16 
Oct.,  1836  ;  m.  Edward  Todd  (203-177). 

112-43.  William  Gage6  Lambert  ( Jonathan  112-31;  Thomas  112- 
20;  Hon.  Thomas  112-12;  Lieut.  Thomas  112-6;  Francis  112),  born 
29  Mar.,  1798;  married  in  Boxford,  9  May,  1820,  Sally,  daughter  of 
Phineas  and  Sally  (Gould)  Perley  of  Boxford.  He  taught  school  for 
a  short  time  and  at  the  age  of  twenty-one  commenced  the  dry  goods 
business  for  himself  in  Boston.  In  1840  he  moved  to  New  York  and 
entered  into  the  commission  business  with  Frederick  H.  Wolcott  but 
returned  to  Boston  in  1844,  and  became  a  partner  in  the  firm  of 
A.  &  A.  Lawrence  &  Co.  He  removed  to  New  York  about  1856,  where 
he  represented  his  firm  for  some  years  in  establishing  branch  houses, 
later  connecting  himself  in  New  York  with  George  D.  Richardson  of 
Boston.  He  died  in  New  York  City,  24  Dec.,  1882.  His  widow,  Sally, 
died  there,  31  Dec.,  1875. 


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Children : 

112-64.  Alfred, 7  b.  5  July,  1822;  m  27  Sept.,  1849,  Elizabeth  Sargent  of 
Leicester,  Mass. 

112-65.  William  Gage,  b.  in  Boston,  8  Aug.,  1824 ;  m.  Conception  Garcia. 
112-66.  James  Henry,  m.  Josephine  King. 

112-67.  Edward  Wilberforce,  b.  15  Feb.,  1831;  m.  Martha  Waldron. 

112-68.  Sarah  Perley,  b.  —  May,  1834 ;  m.  Charles  H.  Leeds. 

112-69.  Ellen  Louise,  b.  1836. 

An  adopted  son,  George,  who  was  older  than  the  other  children. 

112-57.  John6  Lambert  ( Nathan  112-33;  Nathan  112-22;  Hon. 
Thomas  112-12;  Lieut.  Thomas  112-6;  Francis  112),  born  29  Mar., 
1779 ;  married  20  Dec.,  1804,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Nathaniel  Bradstreet 
(25-55) ;  died  21  June,  1827  (G.  S.).  His  widow,  Sarah,  died  18  Mar., 
1865,  aged  83  years,  4  months  (G.  S.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

112-70.  Abigail  Primer  b.  14  June,  1805;  m.  Nathaniel  Cressey  (48-69). 
112-71.  Maria,  b.  26  Oct.,  1806;  d.  26  Jan.,  1895;  unm. 

112-72.  John,  b.  21  Mar.,  1808;  m.  27  Nov.,  1832,  Ruth  Ann  Perley.  She 
d.  31  Jan.,  1890.  He  d.  15  Feb.,  1899,  without  issue. 

112-73.  Harriet,  twin,  b.  10  July,  1812;  m.  William  P.  Hobson  (89-82). 

112-74.  Emily,  twin,  b.  10  July,  1812;  m.  29  May,  1834,  John  M.  Richards; 
d.  1  Aug.,  1868  (G.  S.). 

112-75.  Hannah  Bradstreet,  b.  2  Sept.,  1815;  d.  15  Sept.,  1842;  unm. 
(G.  S.). 

112-76.  George  Nathan,  b.  4  Jan.,  1821 ;  m.  27  Nov.,  1844,  Sarah  J.  Perley. 

She  d.  1  Mar.,  1865.  He  m.  (2)  Mary,  widow  of  Nathaniel  Prime 
(153-54)  ;  d.  30  Jan.,  1900,  without  male  issue  surviving. 

112-67.  Edward  Wilberforce7  Lambert  (William  Gage  112-43; 
Jonathan  112-31;  Thomas  112-20;  Hon.  Thomas  112-12;  Lieut. 
Thomas  112-6;  Francis  112),  born  in  Boston,  15  Feb.,  1831;  married 
9  Sept.,  1858,  Martha,  daughter  of  Samuel  W.  and  Martha  (Melcher) 
Waldron.  He  was  a  physician  in  New  York  City,  and  died  there,  17 
July,  1904.  His  widow,  Martha,  died  11  Feb.,  1913. 

Children  : 

112-77.  Samuel  Waldron, 8  b.  18  June,  1859;  m.  21  Oct.,  1893,  Elizabeth 
Willets. 

112-78.  Mary,  b.  10  Aug.,  1860;  d.  31  Aug.,  1862. 

112-79.  Alexander,  b.  15  Dec.,  1861;  m.  23  Apr.,  1895,  Ellen  Waitstill 
Cheney. 

112-80.  Elliot  Cowdin,  b.  9  May,  1863  ;  m.  16  Jan.,  1895,  Anne  Maynard 
Thompson ;  d.  8  Apr.,  1914. 

112-81.  Sally,  b.  19  Jan.,  1865;  m.  24  Apr.,  1889,  Dickinson  W.  Richards. 
112-82.  Katherine,  b.  27  Nov.,  1866. 

112-83.  Edith,  b.  5  Sept.,  1868 ;  m.  5  June,  1889,  William  R.  Barbour. 

112-84.  Ruth,  b.  28  Nov.,  1870 ;  m.  13  Oct.,  1896,  Knight  Dexter  Cheney,  Jr: 

112-85.  Adrian  Van  Sinderen,  b.  30  June,  1872;  m.  1  June,  1905,  Mary  S. 
Robinson. 

112-86.  Gertrude  Hammond,  b.  28  May,  1874;  d.  17  Apr.,  1883. 


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LANGLEY 

113.  Abel1  Langley  was  given  the  estate  of  Robert  Hunter  (95), 

1647 ;  was  in  Rowley,  1650,  when  he  owned  two  oxen.  He  had  posses¬ 
sion  of  this  land  in  1654.  He  married  Sarah  - .  She  was  buried 

16  May,  1666. 

He  married  (2)  21:  10  mo.  1666,  Mary,  daughter  of  Thomas  Dickin¬ 
son  (54).  She  was  buried  22  Apr.,  1673.  He  married  (3)  Sarah, 
daughter  of  Mark  Quilter  of  Ipswich.  She  was  buried  20  June,  1683. 

In  a  deed,  dated  7  Oct.,  1693,  beginning,  “Joseph  Quilter  of  Ipswich 
in  behalfe  of  his  cousin  Abell  Langley  who  dwells  with  him,  son  of 
Abel  Langley  of  Rowley  deceased,”  Quilter  is  called  executor  of  the 
will  of  Abel  Langley,  deceased  (Essex  Deeds,  11:  152).  We  find  no 
record  of  the  will  or  death  of  Abel  Langley. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

113-1.  Sabah, 2  b.  7  Nov.,  1675  ;  m.  Thomas  Boarman  of  Ipswich. 

113-2.  Abel,  b.  31  Mar.,  1677  ;  when  of  age,  4  Apr.,  1698,  he  confirms  the 
above  deed  and  calls  Joseph  Quilter,  “uncle”  (Essex  Deeds,  83  : 
77).  He  d.  about  1712;  unm.  Adm.  granted  24  Dec.,  1712,  to 
“Thomas  Boarman  and  Sarah  Boarman  alias  Langley  only  sister” 
of  said  deceased  (Essex  Probate,  310:  379).  The  inventory;  taken 
16  June,  1712,  shows  farm  in  Ipswich  of  sixty  acres  with  build¬ 
ing,  and  twenty  acres  of  marsh,  all  valued  at  £320  (Essex  Probate, 
310:  436).  See  also  will  of  Joseph  Quilter  (Essex  Probate,  315: 
55). 

113- 3.  John,  b.  31  May,  1681;  d.  young. 

LAW 

114.  William1  Law,  not  of  the  first  company,  purchased  half  of  a 
two-acre  lot  of  John  Newmarch  (131),  1645;  married  3:  7  mo.  1645, 
Mary,  daughter  of  John  Cheney  of  Newbury.  He  married  (2)  2  May, 
1666,  Faith,  widow  of  John  Smith  (182).  He  was  buried  30  Mar., 
1668.  “The  Aged  Widow  Faith  Law”  died  30  Mar.,  1705  (Ch.  R.). 
Her  will,  dated  14  Dec.,  1699,  mentions  Nathaniel  and  Ann  Mighill, 
children  of  Stephen  Mighill;  Mary,  Elizabeth  and  Lydia  Bailey,  chil¬ 
dren  of  Mary  Bailey,  deceased;  brother  Francis  ParraFs  three  daugh¬ 
ters,  Faith  Jewett,  Mary  Sawyer  and  Martha  Colby;  “my  three  grand¬ 
children  y1  was  born  of  my  daughter  Sarah  Pickard,  viz.:  John,  Jona¬ 
than  &  Francis  Pickard”  (Essex  Probate,  308:  348).  John  Cheney, 
in  his  will,  5:  4  mo.  1666,  says:  “I  do  give  unto  William  Lawes  three 
daughters  namly  Rebeca,  Mary  and  Priscilla  forty  shillings  apiece.” 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

114- 1.  Rebecca, 2  b.  9  :  7  mo.  1646;  bur.  9:  7  mo.  1652. 

114-2.  John,  b.  20  Mar.,  1647-8;  bur.  9:  7  mo.  1652. 

114-3.  Mary,  b.  20  :  3  mo.  1650 ;  bur.  29  :  11  mo.  1653. 

114-4.  Rebecca,  b.  1 :  4  mo.  1655  ;  m.  Joseph  Jewett  (100-6). 

114-5.  Mary,  b.  15  :  8  mo.  1657  ;  m.  Samuel  Platts  (148-1). 

114-6.  John,  b.  1  Mar.,  1659-60;  bur.  23:  5  mo.  1661. 

114-7.  Priscilla,  b.  18:  9  mo.  1662;  had  land  laid  out  to  her,  1677  ;  then 
unm.  (T.  R.). 

114-8.  Aquilla,  b.  26  July,  1667;  bur.  15  Apr.,  1669. 


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LEAVER 

115.  Thomas1  Leaver,  “linen-weaver,”  had  an  acre  and  half  house 
lot,  1643;  married  1  Sept.,  1643,  Mary  Bradley.  He  was  town  clerk 
from  1657  to  1683,  with  a  few  years’  intermission,  and  often  one  of 
the  selectmen.  He  died  26  Dec.,  1683.  His  estate  was  settled  by  agree¬ 
ment  between  his  widow  and  son  (Essex  Probate,  304:  82).  His 
widow,  Mary,  died  4  Oct.,  1684. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

115-1.  Prudence, 2  b.  11 :  6  mo.  1644;  m.  Benjamin  Gage  (68-1). 

115-2.  Thomas,  b.  2 :  5  mo.  1647;  m.  Damaris  Bailey  (10-4). 

115-3.  Mary,  b.  5  :  7  mo.  1649;  m.  Samuel  Dresser  (58-3). 

115-4.  Jonathan,  b.  28  :  6  mo.  1657  ;  bur.  8  Aug.,  1660. 

115-2.  Thomas2  Leaver  ( Thomas  115),  horn  2:  5  mo.  1647;  mar¬ 
ried  8  May,  1672,  Damaris,  daughter  of  James  Bailey  (10).  He  was 
a  “linen  weaver,”  and  died  25  Apr.,  1704. 

His  estate  was  settled  by  agreement  (Essex  Probate,  308:  291).  By 
deed,  dated  2  June,  1729,  “Thomas  Dickenson”  and  his  wife,  Damaris, 
Stephen  Jewett  and  his  wife,  Lydia,  and  Mary  Leaver,  sell  to  Jane 
Prime,  widow,  a  parcel  of  land  in  Rowley,  of  one  and  a  quarter  acre, 
bounded  easterly  by  highway,  southerly,  westerly  and  northerly  by  land 
of  said  Jane  Prime  (Essex  Deeds,  56:  96).  This  was  a  part  of  the 
Leaver  homestead.  His  widow,  Damaris,  died  1  Mar.,  1730-1,  “an  old 
widow”  (Ch.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

115-5.  Sarah, s  b.  29  Oct.,  1673  ;  m.  Jonathan  Dresser  (58-9). 

115-6.  Damaris,  b.  30  July,  1677  ;  m.  Thomas  Dickinson  (54-8). 

115-7.  Mary,  b.  7  Mar.,  1681-2;  d.  23  Mar.,  1748-9,  “an  old  maid”  (Ch.  R.). 

Her  will,  dated  17  Apr.,  1738,  mentions  cousin  Sarah  Thurston 
as  sole  legatee  and  “Jo”  Thurston,  sole  executor  (Essex  Probate, 
328:  469). 

115- 8.  Lydia,  b.  5  Dec.,  1684;  m.  Daniel  Thurston  (199-1). 

LEIGHTON  LATEN  LAITON  LAYTON 

116.  Richard1  Leighton*  married  14  Nov.,  1650,  Mary - .  He 

was  buried  2  June,  1682.  His  will,  dated  27  May,  1682,  mentions  wife 
(unnamed)  ;  eldest  son,  John,  to  have  the  homestead  and  be  executor  ; 
son  Ezekiel;  daughters  Mary  and  Sarah  (Essex  Probate,  on  file  and 
Essex  Deeds,  4  Ips. :  479). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

116- 1.  John, 2  b.  2  :  12  mo.  1651 ;  m.  Martha  Cheney. 

116-2.  Mary,  b.  16:  9  mo.  1654;  m.  Thomas  Spofford  (184-3). 

*  John1  Leighton  of  Ipswich  was  brother  of  Richard  (116)  above.  His  will,  dated 
14  Mar.,  1693-4,  proved  26  Mar.,  1694,  mentions  wife,  Pernell:  cousin  John  Leighton 
of  Rowley  £5,  and  to  be  executor;  “Thomas  Sneli  formerly  my  servant  which  I 
brought  up  from  a  child,”  £5;  Mary  Newmarsh,  wife  of  Thomas  Newmarsh;  chil¬ 
dren  of  my  brother  Richard  Leighton,  deceased,  viz.,  John,  Ezekiel,  Mary  and 
Sarah  (Essex  Probate).  Administration,  “cum  testamento  annexo,’’  granted  26  Feb., 
1718,  to  nephew  Ezekiel  Leighton,  and  John  Hartshorn  in  the  right  of  his  wife 
Mary,  a  niece  of  said  deceased  (Essex  Probate,  312:  496).  John  Laiton  and  Parnall 
Kertland  were  married  in  Lynn,  31  Oct.,  1687. 


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116-3.  Ezekiel,  b.  8  :  12  mo.  1657  ;  m.  Rebecca  Woodman. 

116-4.  Sarah,  b.  10  :  4  mo.  1662 ;  d.  8  Dee.,  1706 ;  unm. 

116-5.  Richard,  b.  9  Dec.,  1664;  bur.  5  June,  1668. 

116-1.  John2  Leighton  ( Richard  116),  born  2:  12  mo.  1651;  mar¬ 
ried  4  June,  1691,  Martha,  daughter  of  John2  and  Mary  (Plummer) 
Cheney  of  Newbury,  where  she  was  born  11  Sept.,  1663.  He  died  15 
Nov.,  1698.  His  widow,  Martha,  married  (2)  26  June,  1702,  John 
Rogers  of  Ipswich. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

116-6.  John, 3  b.  12  May,  1692;  m.  (int.  in  Ipswich,  4:  10  mo.  1714)  Sarah, 
daughter  of  Jacob  Perkins  of  Ipswich.  She  d.  1  Mar.,  1716,  aged 
19  years,  2  months  and  5  days  (G.  S.  Ipswich).  He  m.  (2)  (int. 
in  Ipswich,  29  :  10  mo.  1716)  Hannah  Treadwell  of  Ipswich.  By 
deed,  dated  23  June,  1740,  John  Leighton  of  Ipswich,  cordwainer, 
conveys  to  Eliphalet  Payson  of  Rowley,  a  certain  parcel  of  land 
in  Rowley,  containing  one  and  one-half  acre,  bounded  north  by 
Eliphalet  Payson,  east  by  a  brook  that  parts  it  from  land  of 
Joseph  Jewett,  south  by  land  of  Joseph  Scott,  west  by  Country 
Road,  being  the  former  homestead  of  Richard  Leighton,  late  of 
said  Rowley,  deceased  (Essex  Deeds,  103:54).  Their  eleven  chil¬ 
dren  are  of  record  in  Ipswich. 

116-7.  Martha,  b.  18  Oct.,  1695;  d.  3  Apr.,  1710  (G.  S.  Ipswich). 

116-3.  Ezekiel2  Leighton  (Richard  116),  born  8:  12  mo.  1657; 
married  23  Mar.,  1685-6,  Rebecca,  daughter  of  Edward  Woodman  of 
Newbury,  who  mentions  her  in  his  will,  16  Dec.,  1693  (Essex  Probate, 
303:  250).  She  was  born  in  Newbury,  29  July,  1663,  and  died  9  Mar., 
1727-8.  He  died  22  Nov.,  1723  (Ch.  R.).,  21  Nov.  (G.  S.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

116-8.  Richard, 3  b.  14  Jan.,  1686-7;  m.  Abigail  Elithorp  (63-16). 

116-9.  Mary,  bp.  15  June,  1690;  m.  John  Sawyer  (164-9). 

116-10.  Ezekiel,  b.  28  Feb.,  1693-4 ;  d.  7  Apr.,  1694. 

116-11.  Ezekiel,  b.  2  Sept.,  1695;  d.  24  Aug.,  1716;  unm.  (G.  S.). 

116-8.  Richard3  Leighton  (Ezekiel  116-3;  Richard  116),  born  14 
Jan.,  1686-7;  married  20  May,  1713,  Abigail,  daughter  of  John  Eli¬ 
thorp  (63-4).  He  died  29  July,  1749  (G.  S.  Byfield).  His  will,  dated 
20  July,  1749,  mentions  wife  (unnamed)  ;  son  Jonathan  Leighton; 
daughter  Abigail  Leighton  (Essex  Probate,  328:  614).  His  widow, 
Abigail,  was  living  1  June,  1761  (Essex  Deeds,  110:  37). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

116-12.  Martha,*  b.  4  Apr.,  1714 ;  d.  24  Dec.,  1748  ;  unm. 

116-13.  Jonathan,  b.  9  or  19  Oct.,  1715;  m.  Mary  Boynton  of  Newbury. 
116-14.  Abigail,  bp.  28  Apr.,  1717;  d.  30  May,  1717. 

116-15.  Abigail,  b.  9  Oct.,  1718;  m.  in  Newbury,  12  June,  1760,  John  Uran 
of  Newbury,  as  his  second  wife.  She  is  mentioned  as  Abigail 
Uran  in  a  deed  of  1  June,  1761  (Essex  Deeds,  110:  37).  Perhaps 
they  moved  to  Boscawen  N,  H.  See  Sarah  Duty  (61-13). 

116-16.  Ezekiel,  twin,  bp.  29  May,  1720 ;  d.  30  May,  1720. 

116-17.  John,  twin,  bp  29  May,  1720;  d.  6  June,  1720. 

116-18.  Ezekiel,  bp.  11  Nov.,  1722;  d.  3  Apr.,  1723. 


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116-13.  Jonathan4  Leighton  ( Richard  116-8;  Ezekiel  116-3; 
Richard  116),  born  9  or  19  Oct.,  1715;  married  in  Newbury,  25  Apr., 
1739,  Mary,  daughter  of  Joshua  Boynton  (21-8)  of  Newbury,  where 
she  was  born  25  Apr.,  1719.  They  moved  to  New  Castle,  Lincoln  Co., 
Me.,  and  were  there,  3  Dec.,  1771,  when  they  sold  to  Enoch  Boynton 
of  Gloucester,  all  their  right  in  the  estate  of  Joshua  Boynton,  late  of 
Newbury,  deceased  (Essex  Deeds,  131:  118). 

By  deed,  dated  1  June,  1761,  he  (his  mother  Abigail,  widow,  join¬ 
ing)  sold  his  part  of  the  homestead  that  was  his  father’s  to  Stephen 
Dole  (Essex  Deeds,  110:  37).  This  land  is  on  the  west  side  of  the 
road  and  about  midway  from  the  house  formerly  owned  by  the  late 
Charles  R.  Edgerly,  to  Mill  Brook.  Jonathan  Leighton  died  in  New¬ 
castle  (Sheepscott),  Me.,  15  Aug.,  1772,  and  his  widow,  Mary,  died  there 
4  June,  1798. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

116-19.  Mary, 5  b.  10  Oct.,  1739. 

116-20.  John,  b.  20  Feb.,  1740-1. 

116-21.  Jonathan,  b.  11  Jan.,  1742-3. 

116-22.  Moses,  b.  22  Oct.,  1745. 

116-23.  Ezekiel,  b.  14  May,  1748. 

116-24.  Richard,  b.  3  Dec.,  1749. 

116-25.  Martha,  b.  11  Oct.,  1752. 

116-26.  Jane,  b.  6  Dec.,  1754. 

116-27.  Sarah,  b.  17  Jan.,  1757. 

116-28.  Rebecca,  bp.  28  Jan.,  1759. 

LEONARD 

117.  Henry  Leonard  was  in  Bowley  about  1674,  when  his  three 
sons  engaged  in  Iron  works  (Savage). 

LILFORTH 

118.  Thomas1  Lilforth  had  an  acre  and  half  house  lot,  1643, 
which  he  soon  sold  to  Richard  Swan  (193).  He  was  of  Haverhill, 
1648,  and  there  sometimes  styled  “Linford,”  “Lilford,”  “Linforth” 
and  “Linfurth.”  He  had,  in  Haverhill,  wife  Elizabeth  (Emerson). 
He  died  there  15  Nov.,  1672.  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  lived  with  her 
daughter  Elizabeth  Brewer  in  Haverhill,  and  died  there  20  Feb.,  1692-3. 
The  estate  was  divided  4  May,  1696,  and  paid  to  Elizabeth  Brewer, 
eldest  daughter,  and  Mary  Browne  “ye  other  daughter”  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate,  16800). 

Children  born  in  Haverhill : 

118-1.  Elizabeth^  b.  12  Apr.,  1648;  ni.  in  Haverhill,  25  Nov.,  1669,  Peter 
Brewer  of  Haverhill. 

118-2.  Mary,  b.  7 :  12  mo.  1649 ;  m.  in  Haverhill,  27  Jan.,  1669,  Nicholas 
Browne  of  Haverhill. 

118-3.  Martha,  b  12:  1  mo.  1654  ;  d.  in  Haverhill,  7  June,  1660. 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

LILFORTH 


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119.  Francis  Lilforth.  Savage  says  he  was  of  Rowley,  1643,  and 
was  drowned  15  Nov.,  1672.  We  know  nothing  of  him. 


LONGHORNE 

120.  Richard1  Longhorne  married  16:  11  mo.  (Jan.),  1647, 
Mary,  daughter  of  Widow  Constance  Crosby  (50).  She  was  buried  29 
Nov.,  1667.  He  was  about  forty-five  years  old,  25  Mar.,  1662  (Ct. 
Files,  7:  82).  He  died  in  Haverhill  while  there  on  business,  12:  12 
mo.  (Feb.)  1668.  His  will,  dated  10  Feb.,  1668,  mentions  brother, 
Thomas  Longhorne  of  Cambridge,  and  daughter  Elizabeth  to  be  execu¬ 
tors;  three  other  daughters  (unnamed);  Samuel  Wood,  “my  servant,” 
son  of  Obadiah  Wood;  brother  John  Johnson;  John  Pickard  and  James 
Bailey  to  be  overseers.  In  an  affidavit  on  file  with  the  will,  mention 
is  made  of  the  children  being  with  their  grandmother  and  two  aunts. 
See  Constance  Crosby  (50). 

4  Sept.,  1695,  Abraham  Haseltine  and  Elizabeth,  his  wife,  Widow 
Constance  More,  Benjamin  Muzzey  and  Sarah,  his  wife,  daughters  and 
co-heirs  of  Richard  Longhorne,  late  of  Rowley,  deceased,  plaintiffs, 
bring  an  action  for  possession  of  land  in  Boxford  (Essex  Co.  Ct.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

120-1.  Thomas, 2  bur.  8  :  12  mo.  1653. 

120-2.  Elizabeth,  b.  —  Sept.,  1649;  m.  Abraham  Haseltine  (83-5). 

120-3.  Constance,  b.  —  Sept.,  1652;  m.  10  May,  1670,  Jonathan  Moores 
of  Newbury;  m.  (2)  15  Nov.,  1697,  John  Mitchell  of  Newbury. 
See  Hannah  Spoftord  (184-5). 

120-4.  Samuel,  b.  4:  12  mo.  1654;  bur.  6  July,  1660. 

120-5.  Thomas,  b.  30 :  4  mo.  1657  ;  bur.  26  Aug.,  1660. 

120-6.  Sarah,  b.  16  :  2  mo.  1660 ;  m.  Benjamin  Muzzy,  prob.  of  Cambridge. 
120-7.  Bethiah,  b.  9 :  4  mo.  1662 ;  m.  Amos  Marrett  of  Cambridge. 

120-8.  Bichard,  b.  20  May,  1665  ;  bur.  2  June,  1668. 

120-9.  Thomas,  b.  27  Nov.,  1667;  bur.  11  July,  1668. 

LOOK  LUKE 

121.  Jonathan2  Look,  son  of  Thomas1  of  Lynn,  Mass.,  and  born 
in  Lynn  —  July*  1651  (Savage),  moved  to  Rowle)^,  1694.  He  married 
in  Topsfield.  19  Nov.,  1678,  Mary,  daughter  of  Zacheus  and  Joan* 
Curtis  of  Topsfield.  She  was  horn  in  Gloucester,  12  May,  1659  (Sav¬ 
age).  He,  then  of  Topsfield,  by  deed,  dated  11  May,  1692,  bought  of 
Jonathan  Wheeler  part  of  a  farm  in  Rowley,  that  David  Wheeler  for¬ 
merly  bought  of  Ezekiel  Northend.  He  married  (2)  in  Haverhill,  29 
Dec.,  1693,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Nicholas  Wallingford  (207).  She 
was  then  of  Rowley.  He  had  sought  admission  to  Rowley  Church,  but 
some  had  objected  because  he  had  married  a  divorced  woman  (one 

*  Joanna  Cooper,  in  her  will,  dated  17  Aug.,  1706,  mentions  herself  as  of  Boxford, 
“aged  about  eighty-seven  years’’;  beloved  son  Ephraim  Curtis  to  be  executor;  son 
John  Curtis;  Mary  Tarbox  “of  Lin’’;  grandchild  Deliverance  Luke;  grandchild 
Zacharius  Curtis  (Essex  Probate,  309:  251). 


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Herd's  wife).  The  case  was  up  before  the  church  many  times  before 
1704,  when  it  was  concluded  thus:  “But  Byfield  Presinct  soon  after 
set  up,  where  he  was  readily  admitted"  (Ch.  R.).  His  wife,  Elizabeth, 
was  admitted  to  Rowley  Church,  26  Mar.,  1699. 

By  deed,  dated  11  Apr.,  1729,  he,  with  his  wife  Elizabeth,  sold  his 
homestead  in  Rowley  to  Isaac  Adams  of  Rowley,  for  £450  (Essex  Deeds, 
56:  60).  His  will,  dated  21  Aug.,  1734,  proved  30  (?)  Feb.,  1735-6, 
mentions  son  John;  son  Israel,  who  is  executor;  daughter  Deliverance 
Wooster,  wife  of  Ebenezer;  daughter  Sarah  Emerson,  wife  of  James; 
daughter  Elizabeth  Look;  daughter-in-law  Martha  Look;  granddaugh¬ 
ter  Martha  Look  (Essex  Probate,  316:  476).  Widow  Look  died  17 
Oct.,  1736. 

Children  born  in  Topsfield : 

121-1.  Deliverance, s  b.  13  Dec.,  1679;  m.  19  Nov.,  1706,  Ebenezer  Wor¬ 
cester  of  Bradford.  They  were  living  in  Hartford,  Conn.,  15 
Apr.,  1736  (Essex  Probate,  322  :  163). 

121-2.  Jonathan,  b.  24  Nov.,  1681. 

121-3.  Mary,  b.  8  Feb.,  1683-4. 

121-4.  John,  b.  25  Aug.,  1690 ;  m.  Bethia  - . 

Born  in  Bowley : 

121-5.  Thomas  (William,  Ch.  B.),  b.  1  Feb.,  1695-6;  m.  Martha  Moores. 
121-6.  Sarah,  b.  13  Feb.,  1697-8 ;  m.  James  Emerson. 

121-7.  Elizabeth,  b.  5  Dec.,  1700 ;  living  and  unm.,  1737. 

121-8.  Abigail,  b.  16  Apr.,  1703. 

121-9.  Israel,  b.  7  Dec.,  1704 ;  was  a  tailor  and  living  in  Boston,  15  Apr., 
1736  (Essex  Probate,  322:  163). 

121-4.  John3  Look  ( Jonathan  121;  Thomas  of  Lynn),  born  in 

Topsfield,  25  Aug.,  1690;  married  Bethiah  - .  By  deed,  dated  4 

July,  1729,  he,  with  his  wife  Bethiah,  sells  land  in  Rowley  to  Israel 
Look  (Essex  Deeds,  56:  56).  He  was  living,  17  Apr.,  1737  (Essex 
Probate,  322:  163-4). 

Children  (Byfield  Church  Becord)  : 

121-10.  Ebenezer, 4  bp.  4  Sept.,  1726. 

121-11.  Hannah,  bp.  4  Sept.,  1726. 

121-12.  Sarah,  bp.  4  Sept.,  1726. 

121-5.  Thomas3  Look  ( Jonathan  121;  Thomas  of  Lynn),  born  1 
Feb.,  1695-6;  married  in  Newbury,  13  Feb.,  1716-7,  Martha  Moores  of 
Newbury.  She  was  mentioned,  21  Aug.,  1734,  in  the  will  of  Jonathan 
Look  (121). 

Children  (Byfield  Church  Becord)  : 

121-13.  Ann, 4  bp.  —  Aug.,  1717. 

121-14.  Martha,  bp.  21  Feb.,  1719-20 ;  mentioned,  21  Aug.,  1734,  in  the 
will  of  her  grandfather  Look. 

LUME  LOOM  LUM 

122.  Widow  Ann1  Lume  was  the  mother  of  John  Pickard  (145). 
She  died  in  Rowley,  19  Mar.,  1661-2.  Her  two  daughters,  Judith  Lume 


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and  Susannah  Lume,  administered  her  estate,  valued  at  £49  2s.  6d. 
The  estate  was  divided  equally  between  the  daughters:  Judith  had  the 
personal  property;  Susannah  the  real  estate. 

Deposition  of  Samuel  Brocklebank,  aged  about  36  years,  “Testifieth, 
that  being  in  Court  when  an  Inventory  of  the  estate  of  iVnn  Lume  was 
presented  in  Court,  and  administration  was  granted  unto  the  two  daugh¬ 
ters  of  the  said  Ann,  before  administration  was  granted  it  was  asked 
John  Pickard,  son  of  the  aforesaid  Ann,  by  the  Worshipful  Mr.  Sv- 
monds,  whether  he  expected  or  desired  to  have  administration,  he 
answered  no,  he  desired  that  administration  might  be  granted  to  his 
sisters,  Mr.  Symonds  asked  him  again  if  he  desired  or  expected  any  part 
of  that  estate;  he  answered  no.  Then  the  worshipful,  when  administra¬ 
tion  was  granted  the  two  sisters,  equal,  desired  him  to  be  helpful  to 
them  in  the  division.”  Sworn  in  Court  at  Ipswich,  29  Mar.,  1662 
(Essex  Deeds,  2  Ips. :  197). 

Her  homestead  on  Holme,  now  Central  Street,  sold  to  Rev.  Samuel 
Phillips,  16  Mar.,  1664,  by  Susannah  Lume,  was  then  bounded  as  fol¬ 
lows: —  West  by  the  street,  east  upon  the  brook,  south  side  by  Richard 
Leighton,  northerly  side  by  said  Phillips  (Essex  Deeds,  2  Ips.:  255). 
It  was  the  original  house  lot  laid  out  to  Nicholas  Jackson,  and  the 
house  thereon,  probably  built  by  Mr.  Phillips,  and  then  owned  by  Brad- 
street  Cressey  (48-70),  was  burned  Nov.,  1854. 

Children  born  probably  in  England  : 

122-1.  Judith, 2  m.  Joshua  Bradley  (24). 

122-2.  Susannah,  was  of  Bowley,  16  Mar.,  1664 ;  d.  in  Woodbridge,  N.  J., 
16  Jan.,  1669 :  unm. 


LUNT 

123.  John3  Lunt,  son  of  John,2  and  grandson  of  Henry1  of  New¬ 
bury,  was  born  in  Newbury,  22  Oct.,  1669.  He  was  a  tavern  keeper. 
He  married  26  Oct.,  1696,  Ruth,  widow  of  Capt.  Joseph  Jewett  (101- 
8).  She  died  29  Nov.,  1734,  “an  Israelite  indeed”  (Ch.  R.).  He  mar¬ 
ried  (2)  in  Newbury,  18  Mar.,  1734-5,  Ann,  widow  of  Joseph  Richard¬ 
son  of  Newbury.  By  deed,  dated  10  July,  1735,  John  Lunt  of  Rowley, 
Innholder,  and  “Ann  Richardson  alias  Ann  Lunt  y6  now  wife  of  ye  sd 
John  Lunt”  sell  to  Joseph  Titcomb  of  Newbury  land  in  Newbury 
(Essex  Deeds,  70:  45).  By  deed,  dated  10  Aug.,  1736,  John  Lunt  of 
Rowley  sells  to  John  Osborn  of  Boston,  shopkeeper,  his  dwelling-house 
and  five  acres  of  land  in  Rowley.  Wife  Ann  Lunt  releases  dower  (Essex 
Deeds,  72:  2). 

They  moved  to  Salisbury,  Mass.  He  married  (3)  (int.  12  Nov., 
1737)  Mary  Flanders  of  Salisbury  (Salisbury  Y.  R.).  He  died  in  Salis¬ 
bury,  22  Apr.,  1741.  His  will,  dated  16  Mar.,  1741,  mentions  himself 
as  of  Salisbury;  wife,  Mary,  to  have  “all  her  own  things  of  what  sort 
or  kind  so  ever  which  she  brought  with  her  to  me;  my  Grandson  John 
Todd  of  Rowley;  my  Grandson  Thomas  Todd  of  Rowley;  my  Grand¬ 
daughter  Ruth  Juet  ye  wife  of  Purchase  Juett,  Granddaughter  Abigail 
Bradstreet  of  Ipswitch;  my  Granddaughter  Mary  Todd  which  is  now 


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with  me”;  Grandson  John  Todd  of  Rowley  and  Samuel  Smith  of  Salis¬ 
bury,  executors.  Inventory  shows  personal  estate,  £149-7s-4d.  (Essex 
Probate). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

123-1.  Daniel, 4  b.  16  Aug.,  1697  ;  d.  5  Nov.,  1697. 

123-2.  Mary,  b.  9  Oct.,  1698;  d,  17  Dec.,  1717;  unin. 

123-3.  Ruth  (Dorothy.  Ch.  R.),  b.  14  Aug.,  1701;  m.  John  Todd  (203-12). 

123- 4.  Abigail,  b.  2  June,  1703  ;  m.  Moses  Bradstreet  (25-26). 

LYON 

124.  John  Lyon  was  called  “Goodman  Lyons  Junior”  on  Rowley 
Church  Record,  1673. 

Child  of  record  in  Rowley : 

124- 1.  Sarah,  b.  19  Sept.,  1673. 


LYON 

125.  Samuel  Lyon  was  dismissed,  28  Aug.,  1678,  from  Rowley 
Church,  “who  removes  with  his  family  to  the  church  in  Roxbury” 
(Ch.  R.). 

Child  of  record  in  Rowley : 

125-1.  Samuel,  b.  16  Dec.,  1675. 


LYON 

126.  William  Lyon  of  Rowley  and  his  wife,  Martha,  by  deed,  dated 
24  Apr.,  1677,  sell  land  in  Rowley  to  John  Pearson  (Essex  Deeds,  4 
Ips. :  156). 

“At  the  same  towne  meeting  (22  Jan.,  1677)  it  was  agreed  and 
voated  that  the  money  due  fr°  Willia  Lion  which  he  promised  to  pay 
the  towne  in  silver  and  other  pay  upon  condition  they  confirm  a  farme 
to  yong  Samuell  Shiperd  which  was  doubtful  before  that  act  the  said 
silver  should  be  demanded  received  or  otherwise  prosecuted  in  a  legall 
way  John  Pickard  and  Daniell  Wickam  are  chosen  to  prosecute  this 
business  or  to  agree  with  him  at  their  discretid.” 


MATHER 

126J.  Samuel2  Mather,  son  of  the  Rev.  Richard1  of  Dorchester, 
was  born  in  Lancashire,  England,  13  May,  1626  (Savage)  ;  Harvard 
College,  1643.  “He  spent  some  time  with  the  church  of  Rowley,  as 
an  assistant  unto  old  Mr  Ezekiel  Rogers”  (Mather’s  Magnalia). 

MIGHILL 

127.  Dea.  Thomas1  Mighill  was  first  of  Roxbury,  where  he  and 
his  wife  Ellen  ivere  admitted  to  the  church,  perhaps  as  early  as  1637 
(Savage),  then  of  Rowley,  1639,  where  he  was  ordained  deacon,  3  Dec., 
1639,  of  the  church  then  gathered  in  Rowley;  freeman,  13  May,  1640. 


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He  brought  with  him  his  wife,  Ellen,  who  was  buried  12 :  5  mo.  1640, 
the  first  person  buried  in  Rowley.  He  married  (2)  Ann  Parrat,  sister 
of  Dea.  Francis  Parrat  (136).  He  had  a  three-acre  house  lot  on  Weth¬ 
ersfield  Street,  1643.  “february  7th — 49,  It  is  granted  Tho.  Mighill 
that,  that  Streete  which  is  betweene  his  house  and  his  mault  Kilne 
shall  Remayne  as  it  is  now  provyded  that  when  the  fence  is  Repayerd 
againe  it  shall  be  mayde  thre  Rod  wide  notwithstanding  the  order  to 
the  Contrary”  (Rowley  R.).  He  was  buried  14:  5  mo.  (?)  (4  mo.), 

1654.  His  will,  dated  11  June,  1654,  approved  27:  1  mo.  1655,  men¬ 
tions,  beside  wife  and  children,  “sister  Ann  Tenney  and  Faith  Parrat 
Sen.”  (Essex  Probate).  The  inventory  of  his  estate,  amounting  to 
£571  14s.  lid.,  was  taken  24  June,  1654,  and  filed  in  court  27  Mar., 

1655.  Widow  Ann  Mighill  died  17  Nov.,  1694;  her  sister  Faith,  widow 
of  William  Law  (114),  was  the  administratrix  of  her  estate.  A  tradi¬ 
tion  in  the  family  gives  the  birth  of  Dea.  Thomas  as  1606  and  of  Ellen, 
his  wife,  1610. 

The  house  lot  laid  out  to  him  and  registered,  1643,  remained  in  the 
family  name  until  1928  and  was  the  last  one  of  the  original  lots  to  pass 
into  another  name. 

Children  born  in  England : 

127-1.  Samuel, 2  in  a  petition  to  the  Probate  court,  4  Mar.,  1694-5,  states 
he  was  his  father’s  eldest  child  by  first  wife  and  that  Ezekiel 
was  eldest  child  of  second  wife.  He  m.  26  Mar.,  1657,  Elizabeth, 
dau.  of  Abraham  Toppan  of  Newbury.  They  were  mentioned  in 
the  will  of  Abraham  Toppan,  20  June,  1670.  He  d.  without  issue, 
31  Jan.,  1698-9.  His  will,  dated  10  June,  1697,  mentions  himself 
as  “not  likely  to  continue  long  in  this  world  by  reason  of  a 
cancer  in  my  face”;  John,  as  only  surviving  brother;  Samuel, 
son  of  brother  John  Mighill ;  Samuel  and  Elizabeth,  children  of 
brother  Thomas  Mighill ;  brother  Peter  Toppan’s  children  (un¬ 
named)  ;  wife  Elizabeth  who  is  to  be  executrix.  Widow  Eliza¬ 
beth  accepts,  28  Mar.,  1699  (Essex  Probate,  306:199).  His 
widow,  Elizabeth,  d.  in  Newbury  before  1704. 

127-2.  John,  m.  Sarah  Batt. 

Born  in  Rowley : 

127-3.  Thomas,  b.  29  :  8  mo.  1639 ;  m.  Bethula  Weld. 

127-4.  Ezekiel,  b.  6 :  8  mo.  1642 ;  m.  10  Oct.,  1686,  Elizabeth,  widow  of 

Humphrey  Hobson  (89-1).  He  d.,  without  issue,  3  July,  1694. 
His  widow,  Elizabeth,  m.  (3)  Lieut.  Thomas  Gage  (69). 

127-5.  Timothy,  b.  21 :  4  mo.  1644 ;  bur.  1654. 

127-6.  Nathaniel,  b.  1646;  bur.  14  Oct.,  1677  (Rowley  R.).  The  inventory 
of  his  estate,  taken  27 :  9  mo.  1677,  mentions  his  death  as  of 
13  :  8  mo.  1677,  also  “goods  at  Barbadoes.”  It  may  have  been 
his  widow,  Mary,  who  m.  in  Newbury,  13  Oct.,  1681,  Thomas  Ste¬ 
vens  of  Newbury. 

127-7.  Mary,  b.  1 :  3  mo.  1649;  m.  John  Bailey  (10-1). 

127-8.  Stephen,  b.  27:  12  mo.  1651;  m.  Sarah  Phillips  (144-2). 

127-9.  Anna,  b.  8  :  7  mo.  1654 ;  bur.  28  Oct.,  1654. 

127-2.  John2  Mighill  {Dea.  Thomas  127)  was  born  in  England. 
He  was  fined,  1658,  for  “taking  tobacco.”  Thomas  Leaver  deposed  that 
“on  a  dry  windy  day  before  the  snow  fell  in  the  beginning  of  last  win- 


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ter  I  came  into  the  yard  of  Widow  Mighell  and  found  John  Mighell 
between  her  house  and  barn  smoking  tobacco  near  a  dung  hill  full  of 
hay  or  straw.  I  blamed  him  for  smoking  contrary  to  law  and  showed 
the  danger.  I  went  away.  He  said  nothing,  and  when  I  returned  he 
was  still  smoking.”  John  Pearson  testified  that  he  saw  the  pipe  in 
MighilPs  mouth  (Essex  Ct.  E.  and  Files,  6  May,  1658,  Salem).  He 
married  6  July,  1659,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Nicholas  Batt  of  Newbury. 
By  deed,  dated  26  Dec.,  1662,  he  sold  to  John  Dresser,  Jr.,  his  dwelling- 
house  and  three  and  three-quarters  acres  of  land  in  Eowley,  bounded 
east  by  Abraham  Jewett,  south  by  John  Dresser,  west  by  Jonathan 
Platts,  north  by  the  town  street  (Essex  Deeds,  2  Ips. :  433). 

He  lived  sometime  at  “Oyster  Eiver  in  Dover,”  N.  H.,  and  was  con¬ 
stable  there  in  1674.  On  13  Aug.,  1676,  he  had  three  children  bap¬ 
tized  in  Newbury.  He  and  his  sons  John  and  Thomas  were  in  Suffield, 
Conn.,  1681,  and  had  grants  of  land  there.  He  died  in  Suffield,  1702 
(Savage). 


Children : 


127-10. 

127-11. 

127-12. 

127-13. 


127-14. 

127-15. 

127-16. 


John, 3 
Thomas. 

Mary,  b.  in  Newbury,  2  June,  1668. 

Samuel,  bp.  in  Newbury,  13  Aug*.,  1676;  mentioned  in  the  will  of 
his  uncle,  Samuel  Mighill,  1697 ;  was  a  soldier,  23  July,  1706, 
when  he  was  captured  by  Indians  near  Exeter;  he  escaped  (Prov. 
Laws,  8:  669).  His  will,  dated  20  July,  1736,  proved  25  Aug., 
1736,  mentions  himself  as  “of  Newmarket  in  the  township  of 
Exeter,”  N.  H. ;  his  wife,  Sarah,  to  have  house,  land  and  personal 
estate  during  widowhood ;  eldest  son,  Samuel ;  youngest  son, 
John ;  daughters  Elizabeth,  Abigail  and  Mary ;  wife,  Sarah,  to 
be  executrix  (Probate  R.  14  :  164,  State  House,  Concord,  N.  H.). 

Nathaniel,  bp.  in  Newbury,  13  Aug.,  1676.  )  mentioned  as  grand- 
Nicholas,  bp.  in  Newbury,  13  Aug.,  1676.  >  children  in  will  of 

Sabah.  )  Nicholas  Batt 

(Essex  Probate). 


127-3.  Eev.  Thomas2  Mighill  (Dea.  Thomas  127),  bom  29:  8 
mo.  1639;  Harvard  College,  1663;  married  in  Eoxbury,  8  Nov.,  1669, 
Mrs.  Bethula  Weld  of  Eoxbury  (Boston  E.). 

By  deed,  dated  13  May,  1671,  Thomas  Mighill  and  wife,  Bethula, 
“sometimes  of  Oister  Eiver  in  Dover,”  sold  to  John  Webster  of  New¬ 
bury,  house  and  land  in  Dover,  purchased  of  Patrick  Jerningson  in 
1669,  which  said  Patrick  bought  of  Valentine  Hill  in  1659,  it  being  a 
town  grant  (Eockingham  Deeds,  3:  153). 

By  deed,  dated  16  Oct.,  1699,  John  Webster,  Sr.,  with  wife,  Ann, 
sold  to  George  Chisley  of  Oyster  Eiver,  Dover,  40  acres  of  land  in 
Dover,  purchased  of  Thomas  Mighill  in  1670,  that  said  Thomas  bought 
of  Patrick  Jerningson,  that  said  Patrick  bought  of  V.  Hill  (Eocking¬ 
ham  Deeds,  5:  152). 

“Apr.  18,  1675  Mr.  Tho:  Mighell  admitted  into  full  communion  & 
letters  of  recomendation  given  him  (at  his  desire)  to  y*  church  of 
Christ  at  Dorchester  for  his  more  orderly  participation  in  the  holy 
things  of  gods  house  untill  the  pp  have  gathered  unto  church  order  in 


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ye  place  where  he  preaches  viz:  at  Milton”  (Ch.  R.).  “Septemb.  22, 
’84  Letters  of  dismission  sent  to  Mr  Tho :  Mighel  upon  ye  desire  of  the 
Church  on  ye  North  River  in  Sittuate  in  order  to  his  ioyning  with 
that  church  &  being  ordayned  their  officer”  (Ch.  R.). 

He  was  a  Congregational  Minister  at  Milton  and  Scituate.  He  died 
in  Scituate,  26  Aug.,  1689  (Savage).  His  will,  dated  26  July,  1689, 
mentions  wife  “Bethulia,”  to  be  executrix;  daughter  Elizabeth,  unmar¬ 
ried;  “other  three  children”  Samuel,  Mary  and  Grace;  loving  cousin 
Mr.  John  Wells,  senior,  of  Roxbury  (Suffolk  Probate,  3694  and  re¬ 
corded  Plymouth  Probate). 

After  the  death  of  her  husband,  Widow  Bethula  moved  to  Boston 
with  her  children.  Her  will,  dated  11  Sept.,  1711,  proved  27  Sept., 
1711,  mentions  herself  as  of  Boston  and  as  widow  of  Mr.  Thomas  Mig- 
hill,  late  of  Scituate;  daughter  Mary  “in  consideration  of  her  weak¬ 
ness”;  son  Samuel;  “my  much  respected  Friend  the  Hon.  Samuel 
Sewall  Esq.”  to  be  executor  (Suffolk  Probate,  17:  315). 

Children  (first  two  probably  born  in  Roxbury)  : 

127-17.  Elizabeth^  bp.  30  Apr.,  1671 ;  mentioned,  1697,  in  will  of  her  uncle, 
Samuel  Mighill  (127-1)  ;  m.  in  Boston,  by  Samuel  Sewall,  Esq., 
13  Feb.,  1700,  Paul  Batt  of  Boston;  m.  (2)  in  Boston,  by  Mr. 
Cotton  Mather,  6  Feb.,  1704,  David  Hitchcock,  then  of  Boston. 
See  Mary  Mighill  (127-19). 

127-18.  Hannah,  bp.  22  Mar.,  1675  ;  prob.  d.  young. 

127-184.  Thomas,  bp.  7  :  8  mo.  1677  (First  Ch.  Dorchester  R.)  ;  prob.  b.  in 
Milton ;  d.  young. 

Born  in  Scituate : 

127-19.  Mary,  b.  27  May,  1683  ;  d.  8  Nov.,  1715;  unm.  (Boston  R.).  Adm. 

granted,  15  Dec.,  1715,  to  David  Hitchcock  of  Enfield,  Hampshire 
Co.,  as  she  was  “sister  to  Elizabeth  your  late  wife,  dec’d.”  (Suf¬ 
folk  Probate,  18:522). 

127-20.  Samuel,  b.  —  Dec.,  1685  ;  mentioned,  1697,  in  will  of  his  uncle, 
Samuel  Mighill  (127-1)  ;  Harvard  Coll.,  1704.  He  made  choice, 
4  Aug.,  1704,  of  Capt.  Joseph  Boynton  of  Rowley  to  be  his 
guardian  (Suffolk  Probate,  15:  313). 

127-21.  Grace,  bp.  10  Feb.,  1688;  d.  25  May,  1692  (Boston  R.). 

127-8.  Stephen2  Mighill  ( Dea .  Thomas  127),  born  27:  12  mo. 
1651;  married  3  Nov.,  1680,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Rev.  Samuel  Phillips 
(144).  He  died  16  Apr.,  1687.  Administration  granted,  22  Nov., 
1687,  to  his  widow,  Sarah.  He  is  mentioned  as  “late  of  Rowley  de¬ 
ceased”  (Suffolk  Probate,  10:  150).  His  widow,  Sarah,  married  (2) 
Robert  Greenough  (72). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

127-22.  Sarah, s  b.  23  Oct.,  1681 ;  m.  24  June,  1700,  Jonathans  Woodman, 
son  of  Joshuas  of  Newbury,  soon  of  Bradford.  He  was  captain 
of  a  military  company  and  deacon  of  the  Bradford  Church ; 
d.  14  Feb.,  1743-4  (G.  S.  Bradford).  She  d.  16  Mar.,  1772  (G.  S. 
Bradford).  Children  born  in  Rowley:  Stephen, 4  b.  15  Apr.,  1701; 
Jonathan,  b.  20  Feb.,  1702-3.  They  “owned  ye  Coven1”  in  Rowley 
Church,  19  Jan.,  1700-1,  and  were  dismissed,  10  Sept.,  1704,  to 
the  church  in  Bradford  (Ch.  R.). 

127-23.  Nathaniel,  b.  4  July,  1684;  m.  Priscilla  Pearson  (140-31). 

127-24.  Ann,  b.  8  Mar.,  1685-6;  m.  Benoni  Boynton  (22-14). 


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127-23.  Capt.  Nathaniel3  Mighill  ( Stephen  127-8;  Dea.  Thomas 
127),  born  4  July,  1684;  married  3  Oct.,  1705,  Priscilla,  daughter  of 
Jeremiah  Pearson  (140-7).  He  lived  in  Rowley,  on  the  land  registered, 
1643,  to  his  grandfather  Mighill;  died  24  Aug.,  1762  (Ch.  R.).  His 
will,  dated  7  Jan.,  1760,  mentions  wife,  Priscilla;  eldest  son,  Stephen; 
sons  Ezekiel,  Nathaniel,  Thomas  and  Jeremiah;  daughters  Mary 
Jewett,  Sarah  Noyes,  Priscilla  Lancaster  and  Elizabeth  Mighill;  grand¬ 
children  Mary  and  Elizabeth  Little;  son  Ezekiel’s  four  daughters  (un¬ 
named)  (Essex  Probate,  340:  21).  His  widow,  Priscilla,  died  27  Feb. 
(26  Feb.  G.  S.),  1776. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

127-25.  Mary, 4  b.  9  Jan.,  1705-6;  m.  Jeremiah  Jewett  (101-47). 

127-26.  Stephen,  b.  4  Dec.,  1707  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Woodman. 

127-27.  Ezekiel,  b.  4  Apr.,  1710 ;  m.  Sarah  Toppan. 

127-28.  Sarah,  b.  16  Nov.,  1712 ;  m.  7  Nov.,  1734,  Parker  Noyes  of  New¬ 
bury;  d.  in  Newbury,  21  Sept.,  1768. 

127-29.  Nathaniel,  b.  2  June,  1715;  m.  Elizabeth  Payson  (138-14). 

127-30.  Priscilla,  b.  23  Sept.,  1717 ;  m.  25  Oct.,  1753,  Thomas,  son  of 
Samuel  and  Hannah  (Platts  148-11)  Lancaster,  as  his  second 
wife ;  d.  31  Aug.,  1808.  He  was  b.  in  Rowley,  25  Nov.,  1703,  and 
d.  29  Dec.,  1792  (G.  S.). 

127-31.  Hannah,  b.  3  Jan.,  1719-20 ;  m.  12  Nov.,  1741,  Nathan  Little  of 
Newbury;  d.  in  Newbury,  15  Sept.,  1753. 

127-32.  Thomas,  b.  2  Apr.,  1722;  m.  Hannah  Northend  (132-21). 

127-33.  Jeremiah,  b.  8  June,  1724;  m.  Sarah  Lambert  (112-26). 

127-34.  Elizabeth,  b.  29  Sept.,  1726 ;  m.  9  Dec.,  1779,  Jeremiah  Pearson 
of  Newburyport,  as  his  second  wife.  He  was  a  descendant  of 
John  Pearson  of  Lynn,  and  b.  in  Lynn,  20  Dec.,  1715.  He  d.  in 
Newburyport,  29  Nov.,  1797,  aged  82  years.  She  d.  in  Rowley, 
25  Feb.,  1817. 

127-26.  Dea.  Stephen4  Mighill  {Capt.  Nathaniel  127-23; 
Stephen  127-8;  Dea.  Thomas  127),  born  4  Dec.,  1707;  married  in 
Bradford,  22  Oct.,  1735,  Elizabeth  Woodman  of  Bradford.  She  died 
6  July,  1781,  in  her  68th  year  (G.  S.  Georgetown).  He  married  (2) 
in  Boxford,  26  Mar.,  1783,  Widow  Mehitable  Kimball  of  Boxford.  He 
was  deacon  of  the  Second  Church,  Rowley.  His  home  was  on  Bald 
Pate  Hill,  in  the  Second  Parish  of  Rowley,  now  Georgetown,  where 
he  died  20  July,  1783  (G.  S.  Georgetown).  His  will,  dated  13  July, 
1783,  mentions  wife,  Mehitable;  son  David,  who  has  the  homestead 
and  is  executor;  daughter  Sarah,  wife  of  Asa  Nelson;  daughter  Eliza¬ 
beth,  wife  of  Solomon  Nelson;  grandchildren  Sarah,  Solomon,  Thomas, 
Elizabeth  and  Jane  as  children  of  Asa  and  Sarah  Nelson;  and 
Nathaniel,  Jeremiah,  Stephen  Mighill,  Molly  and  Paul  as  children  of 
Solomon  and  Elizabeth  Nelson  (Essex  Probate).  His  widow,  Mehitable, 
married  (3)  in  Bradford,  —  Apr.,  1788,  Samuel  Ayer  of  Haverhill, 
and  died  in  Haverhill,  17  Mar.,  1802,  aged  89  years. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

127-35.  David, 5  b.  IS  July,  1736;  d.  10  Feb.,  1744-5. 

127-36.  An  infant,  d.  12  Jan.,  1737-8. 

127-37.  An  infant,  d.  24  July,  1739. 


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Built  in  1737  by  Nathaniel  Mighill  (127-29).  The  rafters  were  hewn  from  logs  having  a  natural  crook  and 
reach  from  the  eaves  to  the  ridgepole.  The  “Country's  Wonder/'  a  vessel  of  upwards  of  100  tons,  was 
built  in  front  of  this  house  by  Capt.  Nathaniel  Mighill  Perley,  a  grandson  of  Nathaniel  Mighill. 
It  was  hauled  to  the  Warehouse  Landing,  2  May,  1814,  by  more  than  one  hundred  yoke  of  oxen. 


NELSON-PAYSON  HOUSE,  MAIN  AND  CHURCH  STREETS 

It  stood  on  the  lot  registered  in  1643  to  Mr.  Thomas  Nelson  (130)  and  was  probably  built  by  a  Nelson  or  a  Pay- 
son.  The  land  was  sold  to  Rev.  Edward  Payson  (138)  and  later  owned  successively  by  Dea.  Edward  Payson 
(138-7),  Col.  Thomas  Gage  (69-21),  Nathan  Lambert  (112-22),  and  Joshua  Pickard  (145-70).  The  house 
was  occupied  by  Joshua  Pickard,  1768-1814,  and  later  by  his  descendants.  It  was  taken  down  in  1883. 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

127-38.  Sarah,  b.  13  July,  1740;  m.  Asa  Nelson  (130-113). 

127-39.  Elizabeth,  b.  18  Aug.,  3742  ;  m.  Solomon  Nelson  (130-114). 

127-40.  David,  b.  12  Mar.,  1745-6 ;  m.  Huldah  Dole. 

127-41.  Mary,  b.  2  May,  1748 ;  d.  13  Oct.,  1755. 

127-42.  An  infant,  d.  14  May,  1750. 

127-43.  Hannah,  b.  11  Sept.,  1751 ;  d.  19  Sept.,  1751. 

127-27.  Ezekiel4  Mighill  ( Capt .  Nathaniel  127-23;  Stephen 
127-8;  Dea.  Thomas  127),  born  4  Apr.,  1710;  married  in  Newbury, 
9  Oct.,  1735,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Rev.  Christopher  and  Sarah  (Angier) 
Toppan  of  Newbury,  where  she  was  born  25  Sept.,  1707.  He  resided 
in  Newbury  and  died  there  10  Feb.,  1771.  His  widow,  Sarah,  died  in 
Newbury;  buried  22  Jan.,  1785. 

Children  born  in  Newbury : 

127-44.  Sarah, 5  b.  19  Apr.,  1738;  m.  (int.  in  Newbury,  27  Aug.,  1772) 
Samuel  True  of  Salisbury. 

127-45.  Elizabeth,  b.  13  Apr.,  1740;  m.  (int.  in  Newbury,  5  Apr.,  1772) 
Samuel  Brookins,  Jr.,  of  Newbury;  d.,  his  widow,  7  Sept.,  1825 
(Newbury  R.). 

127-46.  Mary,  b.  28  Apr.,  1742;  m.  in  Newburyport,  3  Apr.,  1766,  Stephen 
Giddings,  “both  of  Newburyport.” 

127-47.  Priscilla,  b.  28  July,  1747. 

127-29.  Nathaniel4  Mighill  (Capt.  Nathaniel  127-23;  Stephen 
127-8;  Dea.  Thomas  127),  born  2  June,  1715,  married  27  Oct.,  1737, 
Elizabeth,  widow  of  David  Payson  (138-14).  She  died  —  Sept.,  1775. 
He  married  (2)  22  Oct.,  1776,  Widow  Judith  Dole  of  Newbury.  His 
home  in  Rowley  was  on  Main  Street,  now  (1932)  the  residence  of 
Dr.  0.  R.  Fountain,  where  he  died  26  Mar.,  1788  (G.  S.).  His  widow, 
Judith,  married  (3)  Ensign  John  Jewett  (101-62). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

127-48.  Hannah, s  b.  11  May,  1753  ;  m.  21  Sept.,  1769,  John  Perley,  Jr. 

He  was  “drowmed  at  sea,”  28  Nov.,  1811.  She  d.  8  Sept.,  1812. 
They  had  fifteen  children  born  in  Rowley. 

127-49.  A  son,  d.  16  Nov.,  1755. 

127-50.  Nathaniel,  bp.  4  Sept.,  1757  ;  d.  23  Sept.,  1757. 

127-32.  Capt.  Thomas4  Mighill  (Capt.  Nathaniel  127-23; 
Stephen  127-8;  Dea.  Thomas  127),  born  2  Apr.,  1722;  married  26 
Nov.,  1747,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Ezekiel  Northend  (132-10).  She 
died  25  Sept.,  1748  (G.  S.).  He  married  (2)  13  Nov.,  1750,  Sarah, 
daughter  of  John  Northend  (132-8).  She  died  1  June,  1778  (G.  S.). 
He  married  (3)  15  Oct.,  1778,  Widow  Rachel  Lane,  daughter  of  Capt. 
John  Rowe  of  Gloucester.  He  was  many  years  town  clerk,  deacon  of 
Rowley  Church,  and  captain  in  the  Revolutionary  War.  He  lived  in 
Rowley,  on  the  west  side  of  Central  Street,  on  the  lot  formerly  of 
Richard  Swan  (193).  He  died  26  Aug.,  1807  (G.  S.).  His  will, 
dated  31  Mar.,  1803,  mentions  wife,  Rachel;  son  Thomas  to  have  the 
homestead;  daughters  Hannah  Jewett,  Sarah  Bradstreet,  Elizabeth 
Moody  and  Dorothy  Bishop  (Essex  Probate).  His  widow,  Rachel,  died 
17  June,  1824,  aged  80  years  (G.  S.). 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

127-51.  Hannah, s  b.  18  Jan.,  1751-2;  m.  William  Gage  (69-34). 

127-52.  Sarah,  b.  20  Feb.,  1754;  m.  Moses  Bradstreet  (25-61). 

127-53.  A  son,  b.  and  d.  6  Aug.,  1761  (G.  S.). 

127-54.  Elizabeth,  b.  23  Oct.,  1779  ;  m.  24  Nov.,  1799,  Daniel  Moody  of 

Newbury.  He  d.  in  Rowley,  23  Oct.,  1853.  She  d.  in  Hills¬ 

borough,  N.  H.,  1869 ;  bur.  in  Rowley. 

127-55.  Dorothy,  b.  18  Aug.,  1781 ;  m.  18  Mar.,  1802,  Joseph  Bishop. 

127-56.  Anna,  b.  29  Sept.,  1783  ;  d.  23  June,  1796  (G.  S.). 

127-57.  Thomas,  b.  10  July,  1786;  d.  8  Apr.,  1829;  unm. 

127-33.  Jeremiah4  Mighill  (Capt.  Nathaniel  127-23;  Stephen 
127-8;  Dea.  Thomas  127),  born  8  June,  1724;  married  5  Dec.,  1758, 
Sarah,  daughter  of  Thomas  Lambert  (112-20).  His  home  in  Rowley 
was  the  homestead  of  his  father  and  was,  in  part,  the  original  lot  laid 
out  to  Dea.  Thomas  (127).  He  died  4  Oct.  (3  Oct.  0.  S.),  1793. 
His  will,  dated  1  Aug.,  1793,  mentions  wife,  Sarah;  son  Thomas  to 
have  the  homestead  and  be  executor;  daughters  Mehitable  Dutch,  Sarah 
Hobson  and  Elizabeth  Mighill  (Essex  Probate).  His  widow,  Sarah, 
died  18  Feb.,  1799  (G.  S.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley: 

127-58.  Nathaniel, s  b.  4  Sept.,  1759  ;  d.  5  Aug.,  1773  (G.  S.). 

127-59.  Mehitable,  b.  28  July,  1761 ;  m.  18  Aug.,  1780,  Rev.  Ebenezer 
Dutch  of  Bradford;  d.  28  Dec.,  1795  (29  Dec.,  1794,  G.  S.  Grove- 
land  ) . 

127-60.  Sarah,  b.  4  Sept.,  1763  ;  m.  Humphrey  Hobson  (89-31). 

127-61.  Thomas,  b.  21  July,  1765  ;  m.  Mary  Scott  (168-49). 

127-62.  Elizabeth,  b.  18  May,  1773;  d.  15  Feb.,  1796;  unm.  “And  intended 
consort  of  Rev.  Humphrey  C.  Perley  of  Methuen”  (G.  S.). 

127-40.  David5  Mighill  (Dea.  Stephen  127-26;  Capt.  Natha7iiel 
127-23;  Stephen  127-8;  Dea.  Thomas  127),  born  12  Mar.,  1745-6; 
married  9  Aug.,  1770,  Huldah,  daughter  of  Moses  and  Ruth  (Peabody) 
Dole  of  Rowley,  where  she  was  born  9  July,  1745.  He  died  19  Feb., 
1812,  aged  66  years.  She  died  5  Nov.,  1812,  aged  67  years.  His 
home  was  the  homestead  of  his  father  in  the  Second  Parish,  Rowley, 
now  Georgetown.  His  real  estate  was  divided  23  Apr.,  1813;  Irene 
Spofford,  eldest  child,  Elizabeth  Perley,  second  daughter,  daughter 
Ruth  Mighill,  David  Mighill,  eldest  son,  and  Stephen  Mighill,  youngest 
son,  each  receiving  a  share  valued  at  $2007.00  (Essex  Probate,  383: 
626). 

Children  born  in  Rowley  • 

127-63.  Molly, 6  b.  5  June,  1771;  d.  13  Nov.,  1774  (G.  S.  Georgetown). 
127-64.  Huldah,  b.  15  Oct.,  1772;  d.  31  Dec.,  1772  (G.  S.  Georgetown). 
127-65.  Irene,  b.  7  July,  1774;  m.  Dr.  Moses  D.  Spofford  (184-151). 

127-66.  Elizabeth,  b.  24  Oct.,  1776  ;  d.  soon. 

127-67.  Nathaniel,  b.  20  Apr.,  1779 ;  d.  16  Nov.,  1779. 

127-68.  Elizabeth,  b.  24  Oct.,  1780 ;  m.  30  Nov.,  1797,  Rev.  Humphrey  C. 

Perley,  of  Methuen.  Their  six  children  were  born  in  Methuen. 
She  d.  in  Rowley,  1  July,  1830. 

\27-69.  An  infant,  d.  3  Jan.,  1783. 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

127-70.  Ruth,  b.  31  Mar.,  1784  ;  m.  2  Nov.,  1813,  Samuel  C.  Tidds.  Their 
eight  children  were  born  in  Second  Parish,  Rowley,  now  George¬ 
town. 

127-71.  David,  b.  21  Aug..  1786  ;  m.  Betsey  Mills. 

127-72.  Stephen,  b.  30  Sept.,  1793;  d.  23  July,  1819. 

127-61.  Thomas5  Migitill  ( Jeremiah  127-33;  Capt.  Nathaniel 
127-23;  Stephen  127-8;  Dea.  Thomas  127),  born  21  July,  1765  ;  mar¬ 
ried  27  Nov.,  1792,  Mary,  daughter  of  Lieut.  Moses  Scott  (168-41). 
His  home  was  the  homestead  of  his  father  on  Wethersfield  Street.  He 
died  8  Feb.,  1821  (G-.  S.).  She  died  8  Feb.,  1824,  aged  55  years  (G-.  S.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

127-73.  Nathaniel, e  b.  4  July,  1793  ;  d.  16  Dec.,  1793  (G.  S.). 

127-74.  Mary,  b.  25  Oct.,  1794;  m.  Capt.  Thomas  Todd  (203-102). 

127-75.  Elizabeth,  b.  13  Mar.,  1796;  d.  8  Aug.,  1816;  unm.  (G.  S.). 

127-76.  Jeremiah,  b.  2  Apr.,  1798;  d.  8  Sept.,  1834;  unm.  (G.  S.). 

127-77.  Nathaniel,  b.  13  Jan.,  1801 ;  m.  Maria  Proctor. 

127-71.  Hr.  David6  Mighill  ( David  127-40;  Dea.  Stephen  127- 
26;  Capt.  Nathaniel  127-23;  Stephen  127-8;  Dea.  Thomas  127),  born 
21  Aug.,  1786;  Dartmouth  College,  1809;  married  in  Dunbarton, 
N.  H.,  7  Sept.,  1814,  Betsey,  daughter  of  John  Mills  of  Dunbarton. 
She  died  in  Georgetown,  20  Dec.,  1848,  aged  63  years.  He  was  a  prac¬ 
ticing  physician  in  Second  Parish,  Rowley,  now  Georgetown,  where  he 
died  19  May,  1851. 

Children : 

127-78.  John  Mills, 7  b.  in  Dunbarton,  N.  H.,  28  Nov.,  1815;  m.  22  July, 
1836,  Elizabeth  N.  Bridges;  residence,  Georgetown. 

127-79.  Stephen,  b.  in  Rowley,  3  May,  1821;  a  physician;  soldier;  married; 
d.  in  Boston,  6  Sept.,  1872  (Georgetown  R.). 

127-80.  David  DeWitt  Clinton,  b.  in  Rowley,  23  Aug.,  1831 ;  m.  Sarah  A. 

Nelson.  She  d.  3  Feb.,  1895  (G.  S.  Georgetown).  He  d.  5  Nov., 
1905  (G.  S.  Georgetown). 

127-77.  Dea.  Nathaniel6  Mighill  ( Thomas  127-61;  Jeremiah 
127-33;  Capt.  Nathaniel  127-23;  Stephen  127-8;  Dea.  Thomas  127), 
born  13  Jan.,  1801;  married  17  Nov.,  1827,  Maria,  daughter  of  Dr. 
Benjamin  and  Anna  (Lambert  112-39)  Proctor  of  Rowley,  where  she 
was  born  24  Dec.,  1802.  He  was  a  deacon  of  the  First  Church,  Row- 
ley,  and  representative  in  the  General  Court.  He  died  3  Aug.,  1845. 
His  widow,  Maria,  died  26  Nov.,  1877  (Monument). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

127-81.  Elizabeth, 7  b.  15  Jan.,  1829 ;  d.  14  July,  1891 ;  unm. 

127-82.  Charles  Proctor,  b.  27  July,  1830 ;  d.  10  Jan.,  1926 ;  unm. 

127-83.  Julia  Maria,  b.  28  Aug.,  1833  ;  d.  18  May,  1921 ;  unm. 

127-84.  Thomas,  b.  12  Jan.,  1836;  residence,  Haverhill;  m.  Jane  Downes. 

127-85.  Nathaniel,  b.  25  Aug.,  1839  ;  Amherst  Coll.,  1860 ;  Congregational 
Minister ;  m.  Fannie  H.  Allen.  Children :  Ralph  Scott, 8  Amherst 
Coll.,  1896 ;  Hugh  Nathaniel,  Amherst  Coll.,  1898. 

127-86.  Benjamin  Proctor,  b.  17  June,  1845;  m.  13  Aug.,  1881,  Catherine 
N.  Adams  of  Newbury;  d.  12  June,  1922.  She  d.  30  Mar.,  1932. 


242  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

MILLER 

128.  Rev.  John1  Miller  was  bred  at  Gonville  and  Caius  College, 
Cambridge,  England,  where  he  took  his  A.  B.,  1627  (Savage)  ;  free¬ 
man,  22  May,  1639,  then  of  Roxbury;  moved  to  Rowley,  1639,  as 
assistant  to  Rev.  Ezekiel  Rogers;  was  the  first  town  clerk  of  Rowley, 
where  his  two-acre  house  lot  was  registered,  1643.  He  brought  with 
him  to  Rowley,  his  wife,  Lydia,  who  died  in  Boston,  7  Aug.,  1658. 
They  moved  to  Yarmouth  early  in  1641,  and  later  to  Roxbury.  He 
died  in  Groton,  12  June,  1663  (Savage).  He  left  a  son,  John,  and 
several  daughters. 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

128-1.  Lydia, 2  b.  2 :  12  mo.  (Feb.)  1640. 

MILLER 

129.  Thomas1  Miller  had  an  acre  and  half  house  lot,  1643;  was 
licensed  to  draw  wine,  1647,  paying  fifteen  shillings  annually.  In  Row- 
ley,  he  had  his  wife  Isabel.  He  was  a  carpenter.  They  moved  to  Middle- 
town,  Conn.,  about  1651,  where  he  died  14  Aug.,  1680,  and  in  his  will, 
made  three  days  before,  calls  himself  70  years  old  (Savage).  His 
letter  of  dismission  from  the  church  in  Rowley  to  the  church  in  Middle- 
town  was  not  given  until  6  Sept.,  1674. 

Lechford,  in  his  Note-book,  24  Aug.,  1640,  mentions  Thomas  Miller 
and  his  wife,  Isabel.  In  1666,  although  living  in  Middletown,  he  was 
placed  on  trial  before  the  church  in  Rowley,  wherein  he  still  retained 
membership,  for  an  offence  committed  in  Middletown.  The  church 
adjudged  him  guilty  and  ordered  him  ex-communicated,  which  order 
was  publicly  read,  6  Oct.,  1667.  “Afterward  prayr  was  made  that  God 
would  ratify  the  sentence  &  let  loose  Satan  on  Him”  (Ch.  R.). 

NELSON 

130.  Mr.  Thomas1  Nelson,  freeman  23  May,  1639,  the  wealthiest 
of  Mr.  Rogers’  company,  had  a  six-acre  house  lot,  1643.  Of  his  first 
wife  we  find  no  mention.  He  married  (2)  after  15:  12  mo.  1641,  Jane 
or  Joane,  daughter  of  Thomas  Dummer  of  Badgely,  England,  and  a 
niece  of  Mr.  Richard  Dummer  of  Newbury  (see  his  bond  of  15:  12  mo. 
1641  to  perform  marriage  contract,  Essex  Ct.  R.  9  mo.  1656).  Soon 
after  the  settlement  of  the  town,  probably  as  early  as  1642  and  per¬ 
haps  earlier,  he  built  a  grist  mill,*  and  a  sawmill,  on  Mill  River,  the 
first  to  be  erected  in  the  town.  In  the  first  allotment  of  lands,  he  was 
granted  “thirty  six  Acres  of  vpland  in  the  ffield  called  the  Mill  ffield 
twenty  six  wherof  was  laid  out  to  him  as  part  of  his  diuision  of  upland 
the  other  tenn  was  giuen  him  for  incouragement  towards  building  the 
Mill.”  Grist  mills,  known  in  later  years  as  “Glen  Mills”  were  in  opera¬ 
tion  on  this  spot  from  that  time  until  destroyed  by  fire  in  1916.  See 
John  Pearson  (140).  Mr.  Nelson  died  in  England,  6  Aug.,  1648 


*  See  Richard  Holmes  (90). 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

(Essex  Deeds,  4  Ips. :  190).  His  will,  dated  24  Dec.,  1645,  “being 
by  providence  called  now  to  make  a  voyage  into  old  England,”  and  a 
schedule  (codicil)  made  in  England,  6  Aug.,  1648,  proved  in  Ipswich 
Court  26:  1  mo.  1650,  mentions  “wife  Joane  my  mill;  millhouse”  etc. 
in  Rowley;  also  all  that  ground  lately  occupied  by  Joseph  Wormehill; 
eldest  son,  Philip;  son  Thomas;  youngest  son,  Samuel,  born  since  will 
was  made;  daughter  Mercy  and  “any  other  child  that  my  wife  may 
have”;  “my  Aunt  Katherin  Withars,”  Richard  Bellingham  and  uncle 
Richard  Dummer,  executors;  Mr.  Ezekiel  Rogers  and  Mr.  John  Horton, 
overseers.  “Also  I  ernestly  desire  of  or  reverend  Pastor  &  Elder  Mr 
Rogers  &  of  that  whole  Church  of  Rowley,  that  they  may  not  mistake 
themselves  concerning  the  eleven  pounds  &  the  seventeene  pounds  which 
I  paid  to  Goodman  Seatchwell,  for  his  farme;  &  I  did  not  give  these 
in  with  other  monies  that  I  laid  out  for  the  Plantation:  Least  this 
being  a  wrong  to  mee,  be  to  their  greefe  at  the  Day  of  Jesus  Christ 
as  also  fifteene  pound  paid  to  Mr  Carletons  hundred  pound  which  I 
ought  not  to  pay.  This  I  entreate  them  seriously  to  lay  to  hart,  & 
righting  me  in  all  these  pticulars”  (Essex  Deeds,  1  Ips.:  72).* 

In  1654  Widow  Joane  Nelson  was  in  England,  at  Stoneham,  County 
of  Southampton,  with  the  younger  children.  In  Rowley  “Book  of 
Grants”  mention  is  made  of  “Mr  Nelson’s  Children  in  England”  in 
1661-2. 

Children,  by  first  wife,  born  in  England  : 

130-1.  Philip, 2  b.  about  1633;  m.  Sarah  Jewett  (101-2). 

130-2.  Thomas,  b.  1635  ;  m.  Ann  Lambert  (112-3). 

Children  by  wife  Joane : 

130-3.  Mercy,  b.  in  Rowley,  26  :  12  mo.  1643  ;  m.  in  England,  John  Storke 
of  Rumsey,  England  (Essex  Deeds,  4  Ips.:  190  and  5  Ips.:  148). 

130-4.  Samuel,  b.  about  1646 ;  d.  in  England,  without  issue,  before  1676 
(Essex  Deeds,  5  Ips.:  484).  See  particularly  Essex  Co.  Ct.  Papers, 
Vol.  3  :  65  and  onward. 

130-5.  John  (Essex  Co.  Ct.  Files,  3  :  70)  ;  d.  young. 

130-1.  Capt.  Philip2  Nelsoist  ( Thomas  130),  born  in  England 
about  1633;  was  graduated  at  Harvard  College,  1654,  the  only  graduate 
that  year;  married  24  June,  1657,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Joseph  Jewett 
(101).  She  was  buried  17:  12  mo.  1665.  He  married  (2)  1:  11  mo. 
1666,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  John  Lowell  of  Newbury.  She  was  born 
in  Newbury,  16  Feb.,  1646. 

1681 — “Mr  Philip  Nelson  of  Rowley  wanders  away  and  is  lost  from 
Ap.  5  to  Satterday  Ap.  9,  Rowley  and  Newbury  seeking  him;  on  Satter- 
day  is  found,  having  walked  out  of  his  place  to  take  the  air  ;  it  w'as 
between  two  Rocks  on  Crane-Neck.”  (Diary  of  Samuel  Sewall,  Vol. 
2,  p.  17.)  He  was  a  justice  of  the  peace  and  captain  of  a  company 
“under  the  command  of  Sir  William  Phipps  who  is  goinge  against  the 
French  at  Nova  Scotia.”  He  died  19  Aug.,  1691.  His  will,  dated  9 
Apr.,  1690,  mentions  wife,  Elizabeth,  to  be  executrix;  eldest  son,  Philip; 
son  John;  daughter  Mary  Haseltine;  brother  Nehemiah  Jewett  of  Ips¬ 
wich;  children  (unnamed)  by  last  wife  (Essex  Probate,  304;  390). 


*  See  Shatswell  (172). 


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The  inventory  of  his  estate,  taken  23  Sept.,  1691,  amounted  to  £500. 
His  widow,  Elizabeth,  died  14  Dec.,  1731. 


Children  born  in  Rowley: 

130-6.  Philip, ^  b.  16  Apr.,  1659:  rn.  Widow  Sarah  Hobson  (89-2). 
130-7.  Mary,  b.  26  Mar.,  1662;  m.  John  Haseltine  (84-3). 

130-8.  John,  b.  30  June,  1668;  m.  Mary  Trumble  (204-10). 


130  -  9. 
130-10. 
130-11. 


130-12. 

130-13. 

130-14. 

130-15. 

130-16. 

130-17. 


Jeremiah,  b.  23  Nov.,  1670;  bur.  18  Jan.,  1670-1. 

Elizabeth,  b.  24  Jan.,  1671-2. 

Sarah,  bp.  8  June,  1673  :  m.  8  Sept.,  1696,  Robert  Wadleigh  of 
Exeter.  She  was  dismissed,  6  Nov.,  1698,  from  Rowley  Church 
to  Exeter  (Ch.  R.). 

Jeremiah,  b.  15  Nov.,  1674;  m.  Ann  Hopkinson  (91-13). 

Martha,  b.  30  Oct.,  1677  ;  m.  George  Dickinson  (54-14). 

Ruth,  b.  20  Aug.,  1680;  m.  Samuel  Dickinson  (54-13). 

Joseph,  b.  28  Nov.,  1682;  m.  Hannah  Brocklebank  (29-17). 
Jemima,  b.  22  Oct.,  1686;  m.  Dr.  William  Bennet  (16-7). 

Lucy,  b.  14  Jan.,  1688-9;  m.  22  Nov.,  1706,  Ezra  Coburn. 


130-2.  Thomas2  Nelson  ( Thomas  130),  born  in  England,  1635; 
married  16  Dec.,  1659,  Ann,  daughter  of  Francis  Lambert  (112).  She 
was  buried  7  Jan.,  1678-9.  He  married  (2)  13  May,  1680,  Mary, 
daughter  of  Henry  Hunt  of  Newbury.  She  was  born  in  Newbury,  13 
July,  1648,  and  died  28  Aug.,  1688.  He  married  (3)  9  Apr.,  1690, 
Phillippa,  widow  of  Samuel  Platts  (148).  She  died  29  Sept.,  1/09. 
He  died  5  Apr.,  1712,  aged  77  years  (G.  S.).  His  will,  dated  17  Dec., 
1709,  mentions  eldest  son,  Thomas ;  sons  Gershom,  Francis  and  Eph¬ 
raim;  daughters  Hannah  Gardner  and  Dorothy  e  Eoofe  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate,  310 :  422). 

Children  born  in  Rowley: 

130-18.  Thomas, 3  b.  10  Mar.,  1660-1;  m.  Hannah  French. 

130-19.  Dorothy,  b.  14:  11  mo.  1662;  m.  John  Rolfe  of  Newbury. 

130-20.  Hannah,  b.  22  June,  1665;  m.  in  Newbury,  24  July,  1706,  Joseph 
Gardner  of  Charlestown. 

130-21.  Jonathan,  b.  20  Nov.,  1667;  in  the  Canada  Expedition,  1690;  prob, 
d.  in  service. 

130-22.  Elizabeth,  b.  25  Feb.,  1669-70 ;  d.  31  Oct.,  1689. 

130-23.  Gershom,  b.  11  July,  1672;  m.  Abigail  Elithorp  (63-11). 

130-24.  Francis,  b.  19  Feb.,  1675-6;  m.  Mercy  Roy. 

130-25.  Ephraim,  b.  23  Mar.,  1681-2;  m.  Sarah  Brocklebank  (29-19). 


130-6.'  Philip3  Nelson  ( Capt .  Philip  130-1;  Thomas  130),  born 
16  Apr.,  1659;  married  Sarah,  widow  of  John  Hobson  (89-2)  ;  died  4 
Dec.,  1721. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

130-26.  Sarah, 4  b.  26  Dec.,  1686  ;  d.  soon. 

130-27.  Philip,  twin,  b.  19  Aug.,  1690. 

130-28.  Sarah,  twin,  b.  19  Aug.,  1690;  m.  John  Hazen  (85-25). 

130-29.  Hannah,  b.  4  Sept.,  1694;  m.  3  Nov.,  1714,  Joseph  Richardson  of 
Bradford. 


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130-8.  John3  Nelson  ( Capt .  Philip  130-1;  Thomas  130),  born 
30  June,  1668;  married  18  Jan.,  1697-8,  Mary,  daughter  of  Dea.  John 
Trumble  (204-1).  They  were  of  Boxford,  15  Aug.,  1706  (Essex  Deeds, 
44:  226).  Perhaps  his  widow,  Mary,  married  (2)  (int.  18  Mar., 
1709-10)  James  Richardson  of  Dracut. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

130-30.  Elizabeth, 4  b.  26  Apr.,  1699. 

130-31.  John,  bp.  18  Aug.,  1700. 

130-32.  Mary,  bp.  24  June,  1705. 

130-12.  Jeremiah3  Nelson  {Capt.  Philip  130-1;  Thomas  130), 
born  15  Nov.,  1674;  married  Ann,  daughter  of  Jonathan  Hopkinson 
(91-2).  He  died  3  July,  1706  “slain  by  ye  Indians  at  Dunstable  10 
July  1706”  (Ch.  R.).  Administration  granted,  2  Dec.,  1706,  to  his 
widow,  Ann  (Essex  Probate,  309:  115).  His  widow,  Ann,  married 
(2)  in  Newbury,  9  Dec.,  1709  (Rowley  R.),  John  Smith*  and  died, 
a  widow,  12  Dec.,  1723. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

130-33.  Jonathan, 4  b.  27  Oct.,  1702;  d.  11  Feb.,  1703-4. 

130-34.  Jane,  b.  26  Jan.,  1703-4;  m.  William  Searle  (170-5). 

130-15.  Joseph3  Nelson  {Capt.  Philip  130-1;  Thomas  130),  born 
28  Nov.,  1682;  married  (int.  2  Mar.,  1705-6)  Hannah,  daughter  of 
Samuel  Brocklebank  (29-3).  She  died  5  June,  1732  (G.  S.  George¬ 
town).  He  married  (2)  in  Ipswich,  5  Sept.,  1732,  Elizabeth,  widow 
of  Jeremiah  Jewett  (101-10).  He  died  8  Feb.,  1743-4  (G.  S.  George¬ 
town).  His  will,  dated  7  Feb.,  1743-4,  mentions  himself  as  “inn¬ 
keeper”;  wife,  Elizabeth;  sons  Jeremiah,  Joseph,  Moses,  David,  Francis, 
Jonathan,  Philip  and  John;  son  Samuel  as  lately  deceased;  daughter 
Mary  Plummer,  deceased,  and  her  children  (Essex  Probate,  325:  443). 
His  widow,  Elizabeth,  died  24  May,  1761,  aged  81  years. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

130-35.  Jeremiah, 4  b.  23  June,  1707;  m.  Widow  Mary  (Harriman  78-13) 
Hale. 

130-36.  Joseph,  b.  10  Mar.,  1709-10;  m.  Lydia  Pingree  (146-6). 

130-37.  Moses,  b.  15  Mar.,  1710-11.  Adm.  granted,  3  Feb.,  1745,  to  his 
brother  Jeremiah  (Essex  Probate,  323:  179). 

130-38.  Mary,  bp.  15  Feb.,  1712-3;  m.  John  Plummer  (149-12). 

130-39.  Samuel,  bp.  10  Apr.,  1715;  d.  31  May,  1715. 

130-40.  Samuel,  bp.  14  Apr.,  1716;  d.  31  Oct.,  1742  (G.  S.  Georgetown). 
130-41.  David,  bp.  27  July,  1718 ;  m.  Mary  - . 

130-42.  Francis,  bp.  12  Nov.,  1721  (Bvfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  Mary  Pierce. 
130-43.  Jonathan,  bp.  17  May,  1724  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  Mary  Peasley  or 
Pearse. 

130-44.  Philip,  bp.  27  Nov.,  1726  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  22  June,  1749,  Me- 
hitable,  dau.  of  Daniel  Dresser  (58-52).  She  d.  9  July,  1749. 
He  was  of  Haverhill  at  time  of  marriage. 

130-45.  John,  bp.  23  Mar.,  1728-9  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  Mercy  Platts 
(147-19). 

*  John3  Smith,  son  of  John2  of  Newbury  and  grandson  of  Thomas1  of  Newbury, 
had  by  wife  Ann,  five  children  born  in  Rowley.  He  died  in  Rowley,  20  Apr.,  1722. 


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130-18.  Thomas3  Nelson  ( Thomas  130-2;  Thomas  130),  born  10 
Mar.,  1660-1;  married  Hannah,  daughter  of  Samuel  French  of  Salis¬ 
bury  (see  Essex  Probate,  Files  10183).  He,  with  wife,  Hannah,  sold 
land  in  Salisbury,  1698  (Essex  Deeds,  11:  147).  He  was  styled 
“Sergt.,”  and  died  20  May,  1719  (Ch.  R.).  His  will,  dated  15  Jan., 
1717-8,  mentions  wife,  Hannah;  sons  Thomas,  Samuel  who  is  executor, 
and  Jonathan;  daughters  Hannah,  Dorothy  and  Elizabeth  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

130-46.  Thomas, 4  bp.  19  Aug.,  1688 ;  m.  Tabitha  Hobbs. 

130-47.  Samuel,  b.  14  Feb.,  1690-1;  m.  Ann  Palmer  (135-12). 

130-48.  Hannah,  b.  17  Dec.,  1693. 

130-49.  Abigail,  b.  4  Feb.,  1696-7  ;  d.  26  Aug.,  1716  (G.  S.). 

130-50.  Jonathan,  bp.  7  May,  1699. 

130-51.  Dorothy,  bp.  3  May,  1702. 

130-52.  Elizabeth,  b.  15  Oct.,  1704 ;  m.  5  June,  1728,  Joseph  Aspinwall 
of  Newbury. 

130-23.  Gershom3  Nelson  ( Thomas  130-2;  Thomas  130),  born 
11  July,  1672;  married  17  July,  1700,  Abigail,  daughter  of  Nathaniel 
Elithorp  (63-1) ;  moved  to  Milford,  1722,  where  he  died  14  Sept.,  1727, 
and  his  widow,  Abigail,  died  there  25  Dec.,  1765  (Hist.  Milford). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

130-53.  Nathaniel, 4  b.  22  Apr.,  1701. 

130-54.  Ann,  b.  4  Sept.,  1703. 

130-55.  Sarah,  b.  17  Feb.,  1707-8;  m.  Moses  Gage  (69-12). 

130-56.  Mary,  b.  6  Apr.,  1711. 

130-57.  Hannah,  b.  14  Oct.,  1713. 

130-58.  Nehemiaii,  b.  4  Oct.,  1716. 

130-59.  Abigail,  b.  20  May,  1720. 

130-24.  Francis3  Nelson  ( Thomas  130-2;  Thomas  130),  born  19 
Feb.,  1675-6;  married  14  Nov.,  1702,  Mercy,  daughter  of  John  and 
Elizabeth  (Phipps)  Roy  of  Charlestown  where  she  was  baptized  7:  1  mo. 
1675  (Wyman).  She  is  mentioned  as  Mercy  Nelson  in  her  father’s 
will  of  6  Sept.,  1705.  In  the  probating  of  the  will,  18  July,  1710,  and 
settlement  of  the  estate,  Francis  Nelson  is  mentioned  as  her  husband 
and  was  paid  ten  shillings  “for  three  jurneys  from  Rowley  to  Chari  s- 
ton”  (Middlesex  Probate,  19542).  In  the  original  Rowley  record  of 
her  publishment  and  marriage  to  Francis  Nelson,  her  name  is  written 
Mercy  “Ray.”  He  married  (2)  6  June,  1716,  Elizabeth,  widow  of 
Isaac  Platts  (147-7). 

His  will,  dated  11  Mar.,  1719-20,  proved  2  Aug.,  1720,  mentions 
wife,  Elizabeth;  eldest  son,  Solomon;  sons  David  and  Jonathan;  daugh¬ 
ters  Mercy  and  Elizabeth;  brothers  Ephraim  and  Gershom  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate,  313:  173).  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  died  8  Apr.,  1762. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

130-60.  Solomon, 4  b.  15  Nov.,  1703  ;  m.  Mercy  Chaplin  (37-22). 

130-61.  Mercy,  b.  19  May,  1705. 


247 


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130-62.  David,  b.  23  July,  1707  ;  residence,  Lancaster,  1739. 

130-63.  Elizabeth,  b.  1  Nov.,  1710. 

130-64.  Jonathan,  b.  16  Apr.,  1713  ;  residence,  Lancaster,  1739. 

130-25.  Ephraim3  Nelson  ( Thomas  130-2;  Thomas  130),  born 
23  Mar.,  1681-2;  married  2  Feb.,  1709-10,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Samuel 
Brocklebank  (29-3).  She  died  13  June,  1714.  He  married  (2)  14 
June,  1715,  Deborah,  daughter  of  Samuel  Searle  (170).  She  died  29 
June,  1720.  He  married  (3)  31  July,  1723,  Mary,  daughter  of  Joseph 
Kilborne  (106-2).  He  was  styled  “Lieut.,”  and  died  28  May,  1761. 
His  will,  dated  23  May,  1761,  mentions  wife,  Mary;  daughter  Apphia, 
wife  of  Thomas  Gage;  “grandson  Nelson  Todd,  son  of  my  daughter 
Elizabeth,  now  wife  of  John  White”;  grandchildren  Ephraim  Hidden, 
Price  Hidden  and  Sarah  Wells,  late  Hidden,  children  of  daughter 
Mehitable,  deceased,  late  wife  of  Eben  Hidden  (Essex  Probate,  338: 
193).  By  deed,  dated  21  May,  1737,  Apphia  Nelson,  “single  woman 
and  daughter  of  Mr  Ephraim  Nellson  of  said  Rowley — as  I  was  heir 
at  law  to  one  quarter  of  five  eights  of  an  old  common  right  in  said 
Ipswich  which  accrued  to  me  by  ye  Death  of  my  Hond  Greate  Grand¬ 
father  WJlliam  Searl  late  of  said  Ipswich,  Decd,”  conveys  said  right  to 
her  father  Nelson  (Essex  Deeds,  75:  191).  His  widow,  Mary,  died 
17  Sept.;  1770.  See  Samuel  Searle  (170). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

130-65.  Mehitable, 4  b.  13  Jan.,  1710-11;  m.  Eben  Hidden  (87-23). 

130-66.  Elizabeth,  b.  27  Jan.,  1713-4;  m.  Dr.  Joseph  Todd  (203-18). 
130-67.  Apphia,  b.  13  Apr.,  1716;  m.  Thomas  Gage  (69-21). 

130-68.  Mary,  bp.  26  June,  1720 ;  d.  4  July,  1720. 

130-69.  Mary,  bp.  30  Mar.,  1729;  d.  17  May,  1729. 

130-35.  Jeremiah4  Nelson  ( Joseph  130-15;  Capt.  Philip  130-1; 
Thomas  130),  born  23  June,  1707;  married  1  Feb.,  1732-3,  Mary, 
widow  of  Jacob  Hale,  of  Boxford,  and  daughter  of  Jonathan  Harriman 
(78-4).  They  were  admitted,  10  Feb.,  1734,  to  the  Second  Church  in 
Rowley  and  dismissed,  14  Apr.,  1765,  to  the  South  Church  in  Ipswich. 
He  moved  to  Ipswich  before  1764,  and  died  there,  26  Feb.,  1773.  His 
'will,  dated  27  June,  1761,  mentions  wife,  Mary;  daughter  Hannah 
Pickard;  sons  Jeremiah  Nelson  and  Jacob  Nelson,  who  are  named 
executors  (Essex  Probate,  348:  59). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

130-70.  Jeremiah, s  b.  5  Feb.,  1733-4;  d.  22  Nov.,  1736. 

130-71.  Hannah,  b.  16  Mar.,  1735-6  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  14  Mar.,  1755,  James 
Pickard  of  Boxford. 

130-72.  Jeremiah,  b.  28  Apr.,  1739 ;  m.  in  Rowley,  29  Mar.,  1764,  Mary 
Nelson.  He  was  then  “of  Ipswich.”  His  seven  children  are  of 
record  in  Ipswich. 

130-73.  Jacob,  b.  27  Nov.,  1742. 

130-36.  Joseph4  Nelson  ( Joseph  130-15;  Capt.  Philip  130-1; 
Thomas  130),  born  10  Mar.,  1709-10;  married  7  Nov.,  1734,  Lydia, 
daughter  of  Aaron  Pingree  (146-1)  ;  died  6  May,  1769.  Administra- 


248 


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tion  granted  26  June  1769  (Essex  Probate,  345:  413).  His  widow, 
Lydia,  died  8  Mar.,  1780. 

Children  born  in  Eowley : 

130-74.  Lydia, 5  b.  15  Nov.,  1734;  m.  3  Feb.,  1757,  Abner  Foster  of  Boxford. 
130-75.  Elizabeth,  b.  11  Aug.,  1737  ;  m.  Jonathan  Kilbourne  (106-48). 
130-76.  Aaron,  b.  8  Apr.,  1740 ;  m.  Abigail  Williams. 

130-77.  Hannah,  b.  14  Dec.,  1742 ;  m.  24  Oct.,  1765,  Daniel  Pearson,  Jr. 
130-78.  Joseph,  b.  6  Jan.,  1744-5 ;  m.  Hannah  Wallingford. 

130-79.  Dorcas,  b.  4  May,  1747 ;  m.  4  Sept.,  1770,  Andrew  Mitchell  of 
Lunenburg. 

130-80.  Moses,  b.  9  Dec.,  1749 :  lived  in  Leominster,  then  in  Hillsborough, 
N.  H. 

130-81.  Stephen,  b.  4  Apr.,  1752 ;  lived  in  Salisbury,  N.  H. 

130-41.  David4  Nelson  ( Joseph  130-15;  Capt.  Philip  130-1; 
Thomas  130),  baptized  27  July,  1718;  married  Mary  - . 

Children  of  record  in  Eowley : 

130-82.  John, s  b.  9  Aug.,  1742. 

130-83.  Phebe,  b.  12  July,  1744. 

130-84.  Mary,  bp.  26  Oct.,  1746. 

130-85.  Lucy,  bp.  30  Sept.,  1750. 

130-86.  Anthony,  twin,  bp.  2  Sept.,  1753. 

130-87.  Twin,  d.  4  Aug.,  1753. 

130-88.  Samuel,  bp.  7  Mar.,  1756. 

130-89.  Elizabeth,  bp.  27  Apr.,  1760. 

130-42.  Fkancis4  Nelson  ( Joseph  130-15;  Capt.  Philip  130-1; 
Thomas  130),  baptized  12  Nov.,  1721  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  married  in 
Bradford,  30  May,  1745,  Mary  Pierce  of  Ipswich.  On  June  14,  1753, 
the  selectmen  of  Rowley  represent  to  the  Probate  Court  that  Francis 
Nelson  is  “disordered  in  his  mind,  so  as  not  to  be  capable  of  taking  care 
of  his  estate  or  family,  who  are  in  a  suffering  condition.”  He  was 
placed  under  guardianship  of  Moses  Dole,  2  May,  1757,  and  so  con¬ 
tinued  until  1  Apr.,  1765  (Essex  Probate,  334:  316).  Rev.  soldier 
and  died  in  service  21  Sept.,  1777. 

His  will,  dated  23  Apr.,  1777,  mentions  himself  as  “being  bound 
into  the  service  of  my  Country” ;  wife,  Mary,  £1 ;  son  Francis  £1 ;  son 
J ohn  £1 ;  daughter  Eunice,  all  the  remainder ;  “My  friend”  Solomon 
Nelson,  executor  (Essex  Probate,  353:  99).  His  widow,  Mary,  died 
21  or  22  Jan.,  1802,  aged  78  years,  “insane.”  Residence  in  Second 
Parish,  Rowley,  now  Georgetown. 

Children  born  in  Eowley : 

130-90.  Hephzibah,5  b.  16  Feb.,  1745-6;  d.  23  Mar.,  1745-6. 

130-91.  Eunice,  b.  15  Apr.,  1747  ;  d.  30  Dec.,  1823  ;  unm.,  insane. 

130-92.  Mary,  d.  29  June,  1756,  aged  7  years. 

130-93.  Samuel,  b.  23  Dec.,  1751;  d.  31  Dec.,  1751. 

130-94.  Francis,  b.  29  Nov.,  1752;  drowned  in  Eowley  Eiver;  unm.  (P.  R.). 
Eev.  soldier. 

130-95.  John,  b.  15  July,  1755  ;  d.  23  Oct.,  1825  ;  unm. 


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130-96.  Samuel,  b.  15  Jan.,  1759;  d.  6  June,  1759. 

130-97.  Jesse,  b.  7  Oct.,  1760;  d.  6  Feb.,  1761. 

130-43.  Jonathan4  Nelson  ( Joseph  130-15;  Capt.  Philip  130-1; 
Thomas  130),  baptized  17  May,  1724  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  married  (int. 
10  Mar.,  1743-4)  Mary  Pearse  or  Peasley.  He  married  (2)  in  Haver¬ 
hill,  24  Dec.,  1752,  Hannah  Cheney  of  Haverhill.  They  were  of  Sut¬ 
ton,  N.  H.,  1776.  He  died  there,  18  June,  1801,  aged  77  years,  and 
his  widow,  Hannah,  died  14  July,  1802  (Hist.  Sutton,  N.  H.). 

Children  (History  Sutton,  N.  H.)  : 

130  -  98.  Asa, 5  b.  3  Apr.,  1754;  d.  in  Sutton,  31  May,  1837. 

130  -  99.  Philip,  b.  3  June,  1756;  d.  in  Sutton,  4  Sept.,  1841. 

130-100.  Betsey,  b.  11  Mar.,  1759 ;  m.  James  Smiley  of  Haverhill. 

130-45.  John4  Nelson  ( Joseph  130-15;  Capt.  Philip  130-1; 
Thomas  130),  baptized  23  Mar.,  1728-9;  married  27  Aug.,  1752,  Mercy, 
daughter  of  James  Platts  (147-10). 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

130-101.  James, s  b.  2  May,  1753. 

130-46.  Thomas4  Nelson  ( Thomas  130-18;  Thomas  130-2; 

Thomas  130),  baptized  19  Aug.,  1688;  married  in  Charlestown,  19 
Mar.,  1715-6,  Tabitha  Hobbs  of  Charlestown.  They  moved  to  Lexing¬ 
ton,  where  she  died  30  May,  1767,  and  he  died  3  Nov.,  1770. 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

130-102.  Abigails  b.  24  Oct.,  1717  ;  d.  in  Lexington,  14  Dec.,  1739  ;  unm. 

Children  born  in  Lexington : 

130-103.  Thomas,  twin,  b.  19  Dec.,  1721. 

130-104.  Tabitha,  twin,  b.  19  Dec.,  1721. 

130-105.  Josiah,  b.  13  Sept.,  1726. 

130-47.  Samuel4  Nelson  ( Thomas  130-18;  Thomas  130-2; 

Thomas  130),  born  14  Feb.,  1690-1;  married  25  Oct.,  1721,  Ann,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Francis  Palmer  (135-5).  He  was  dismissed,  25  Oct.,  1735,  from 
Rowley  Church  to  church  in  Mendon. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

130-106.  Francis, s  b.  1  Sept.,  1722. 

130-107.  Thomas,  b.  9  Apr.,  1727. 

130-60.  Solomon4  Nelson  ( Francis  130-24;  Thomas  130-2; 

Thomas  130),  born  15  Nov.,  1703;  married  15  Mar.,  1724-5,  Mercy, 
daughter  of  Jeremiah  Chaplin  (37-8).  They  moved  to  Mendon  and 
lived  there  until  1731.  They  removed  to  Rowley,  and  were  admitted, 
6  May,  1733,  to  membership  in  Second  Church  in  Rowley.  Their  home 
was  in  the  Second  Parish  of  Rowley,  now  Georgetown.  He  died  6 
Apr.,  1781  (G.  S.  Georgetown). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

130-108.  David, s  b.  —  Aug.,  1725  ;  m.  Mary  Hale. 


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130-109.  Jeremiah,  b.  in  Mendon,  about  1727  ;  d.  in  Rowley,  17  Nov.,  1734. 

130-110.  Jane,  b.  June,  1732;  m.  11  Feb.,  1752,  William  Chandler,  then  of 
Newbury.  She  d.,  his  widow,  in  Rowley,  26  Jan.,  1806. 

130-111.  Mary,  b.  25  Jan.,  1733-4;  m.  William  Searle  (170-15). 

130-112.  Amos,  b.  1  Aug.,  1736 ;  m.  Olive  Dole. 

130-113.  Asa,  b.  29  July,  1739  ;  m.  Sarah  Mighill  (127-38). 

130-114.  Solomon,  b.  23  May,  1742;  m.  Elizabeth  Mighill  (127-39). 

130-115.  Lucy,  b.  30  June,  1745;  m.  15  Feb.,  1768,  Phineas  Dodge.  He 
d.  4  Mar.,  1824,  aged  78  vears  (G.  S.).  She  d.  30  Mar.,  1837 
(G.  S.). 

130-116.  Huldah,  b.  31  Aug.,  1747;  m.  Elder  Samuel  Harriman  (78-22). 
130-117.  Mercy,  b.  15  Feb.,  1749-50  (P.  R.)  ;  d.  15  Feb.,  1825;  unm. 


130-76.  Aaron5  Nelson  ( Joseph  130-36;  Joseph  130-15;  Capt. 
Philip  130-1;  Thomas  130) ,  born  8  Apr.,  1740;  married  in  Marble¬ 
head,  17  Mar.,  1768,  Abigail  Williams  of  Lynn.  He  died  19  July, 
1804.  Rev.  soldier.  Administration  granted  6  Nov.,  1804.  His  widow, 
Abigail,  petitions :  “I  am  not  willing  to  administer  on  his  estate  & 
my  oldest  son  lives  at  a  grate  distance  &  my  second  son  declines  adm. 
this  is  to  desire  your  Hon.  to  grant  adm.  to  my  third  son  Jonathan 
Nelson.”  (Essex  Probate,  19223).  Widow  Abigail  died  3  Oct.,  1820, 
aged  78  years. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

130-118.  Joseph, 6  b.  5  Apr.,  1769;  m.  Olive  Dodge. 

130-119.  Benjamin,  b.  17  Sept.,  1770 ;  m.  Mary  Dresser  of  Newbury. 
130-120.  Jonathan,  b.  3  May,  1772  ;  m.  Hannah  March. 

130-121.  Lydia,  b.  22  July,  1774;  m.  26  June,  1800,  Peabody  Dole  of  Dan¬ 
vers.  They  moved  to  New  Boston,  N.  H. 

130-122.  Abigail,  b.  1  Oct.,  1776  ;  m.  12  Nov.,  1805,  Edmund  Tenney  of 
Loudon,  N.  H.,  where  she  d.  23  Oct.,  1849. 

130-123.  Aaron,  b.  27  Dec.,  1778  ;  m.  20  Oct.,  1816,  Martha  (Patty)  Jacobs 
of  Danvers;  d.  2  Sept.,  1832.  His  will,  dated  25  July,  1832, 
mentions  himself  as  of  Rowley ;  wife,  Patty,  who  is  given  all 
the  estate.  Jeremiah  Russell,  named  executor  (Essex  Probate, 
408:  427).  His  widow,  Martha,  d.  12  Feb.,  1860,  aged  81  years. 

130-124.  Mary,  b.  —  Nov.,  1781 ;  d.  25  Nov.,  1829 ;  unm. 

130-125.  Hannah,  b.  —  Mar.,  1784 ;  m.  George  March  of  Acworth,  N.  H., 
where  she  d.  5  Jan.,  1850. 

130-78.  Joseph5  Nelson  ( Joseph  130-36;  Joseph  130-15;  Capt. 
Philip  130-1;  Thomas  130),  born  6  Jan.,  1744-5;  married  in  Brad¬ 
ford,  7  Mar.,  1769,  Hannah,  daughter  of  James  Wallingford  of  Brad¬ 
ford.  He  married  (2)  12  Dec.,  1776,  Mary,  daughter  of  Dea.  Moses 
Chaplin  (37-19).  They  moved  to  Waterford,  Me.,  about  1778.  Rev. 
soldier. 

Children : 

130-126.  Hannah, 6  b.  3  Aug.,  1773  (P.  R.)  ;  m.  13  Sept.,  1798,  Joseph  S. 

Tyler  of  Boxford ;  residence,  Boxford ;  d.  24  Oct.,  1832  (G.  S. 
West  Boxford). 

130-127.  Jeremy  Chaplin,  b.  3  Dec.,  1777  (Rowley  R.). 


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130-128.  Moses,  b.  18  July,  1779  (P.  R.)  ;  m.  4  Feb.,  1801,  Mehitable  (Hitty) 
Pingree  (146-61).  Children  recorded  in  Bridgton,  Me.:  Jeremy, 7 
b.  in  Rowley,  16  Mar.,  1801 ;  Oliver,  b.  in  Rowley,  21  Feb.,  1803  ; 
Moses,  b.  11  Feb.,  1804 ;  Joseph,  b.  20  Sept.,  1807.  See  Hist,  of 
Waterford,  Me. 

130-129.  Mary,  b.  27  Dec.,  1783  (P.  R.). 

130-130.  Joseph,  b.  1790  (P.  R.). 

130-108.  David5  Nelson  ( Solomon  130-60;  Francis  130-24; 
Thomas  130-2;  Thomas  130),  born  —  Aug.,  1725  (probably  in  Men- 
don) ;  married  7  May,  1752,  Mary  Hale  of  Bradford.  She  died  23 
July,  1753,  aged  23  years.  He  married  (2)  1  Apr.,  1755,  Rachel, 
daughter  of  Dea.  Abner  Spofford  (184-31).  He  died  8  Sept.,  1807 
(G.  S.  Byfield).  His  will,  dated  17  Mar.,  1803,  mentions  wife,  Rachel; 
sons  David  and  Jacob;  daughters  Mary  Prime,  Rachel  Nelson  and 
Phebe  Nelson  (Essex  Probate,  375:  396).  His  widow,  Rachel,  died 
9  Nov.,  1813  (G.  S.). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

130-131.  Eliphalet,6  b.  20  July,  1753  ;  d.  3  Oct.,  1753. 

130-132.  Mary,  b.  23  Jan.,  1757  ;  m.  Thomas  Prime  (153-38). 

130-133.  Rachel,  b.  5  Jan.,  1759  ;  d.  30  June,  1814;  unm. 

130-134.  David,  b.  22  Apr.,  1761;  m.  Eunice  Searle  (170-55). 

130-135.  Sarah,  bp.  11  Mar.,  1764;  d.  —  Oct.,  1793  ;  unm.  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 
130-136.  Phebe,  bp.  10  Aug.,  1766;  d.  24  Jan.,  1838;  unm.  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 
130-137.  Abraham,  bp.,  21  May,  1769;  d.  20  Mar.,  1772  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

130-138.  Jacob,  b.  7  July,  1773  ;  m.  12  Sept.,  1805,  Catharine  Ward  of 
Reading.  They  moved  to  Wintlirop,  Me.,  where  she  d.,  1811. 
He  m.  (2)  in  Wintlirop,  Mary  Foster.  He  had  seven  children. 

130-112.  Capt.  Amos5  Nelson  ( Solomon  130-60;  Francis  130-24; 
Thomas  130-2;  Thomas  130),  born  in  Rowley,  1  Aug.,  1736;  married 
23  Feb.,  1769,  Olive,  daughter  of  Moses  and  Ruth  (Peabody)  Dole  of 
Rowley,  where  she  was  born  16  Nov.,  1742.  He  married  (2)  22  June, 
1794,  Rhoda  Peabody.  She  died  11  Sept.,  1798.  He  married  (3)  in 
Topsfield,  7  Nov.,  1799,  Mehitable,  widow  of  Cornelius  Balch  of  Tops- 
field;  died  5  Sept.,  1806. 

Administration  granted  5  Nov.,  1806.  His  widow,  Mehitable,  in 
writing,  requests  his  son  Moses  Nelson  and  son-in-law  David  Saunders 
be  appointed  administrators  (Essex  Probate,  374:  388).  Rev.  soldier, 
rank  of  Lieut.  His  widow,  Mehitable,  died  in  Georgetown,  8  Nov., 
1842,  aged  94-J  years. 

Children  born  in  Rowley  (Second  Parish)  : 

130-139.  Priscilla, b.  29  Nov.,  1769;  m.  29  Feb.,  1794,  David  Saunders; 
d.  7  Sept.,  1830. 

130-140.  Mercy,  b.  17  Mar.,  1771 ;  m.  11  June,  1795,  Phineas  Dodge,  Jr. ; 
d.  26  June,  1820. 

130-141.  Moses,  b.  20  May,  1773  ;  m.  Abigail  March. 

130-142.  Amos,  d.  27  Mar.,  1777,  aged  2  years. 

130-143.  Olive,  b.  1776 ;  m.  28  Apr.,  1801,  Daniel  Clarke. 

130-113.  Maj.  Asa5  Nelson  ( Solomon  130-60;  Francis  130-24; 


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Thomas  130-2;  Thomas  130),  born  29  July,  1739;  married  24  May, 
1770,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Dea.  Stephen  Mighill  (127-26) ;  died  2  Nov., 
1815  (G-.  S.  Georgetown).  Rev.  soldier.  Administration  granted,  26 
Dec.,  1815,  to  his  son,  Solomon  Nelson  (Essex  Probate,  388:  259). 
His  widow,  Sarah,  died  12  Mar.,  1826  (G.  S.  Georgetown). 

Children  born  in  Rowley  (Second  Parish)  : 

130-144.  Sarah, 6  b.  14  July,  1771;  m.  21  June,  1798,  Edward  Saunders; 
d.  5  Dec.,  1844.  ' 

130-145.  Solomon,  b.  3  Apr.,  1773  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Gage  (69-41). 

130-146.  Stephen  Mighill,  b.  1  Aug.,  1775  ;  d.  30  Nov.,  1775. 

130-147.  Thomas,  b.  4  Feb.,  1776?  (1777,  P.  R.)  ;  m.  Susannah  March. 
130-148.  Elizabeth,  b.  26  Nov.,  1779 ;  d.  18  Jan.,  1827  unm. 

130-149.  Jane,  b.  11  Jan.,  1782 ;  d.  8  Mar.,  1848 ;  unm. 

130-114.  Solomon5  Nelson  ( Solomon  130-60;  Francis  130-24; 
Thomas  130-2;  Thomas  130),  born  23  May,  1742;  married  5  June, 
1766,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Dea.  Stephen  Mighill  (127-26).  She 
died  31  Dec.,  1777.  He  married  (2)  in  Newburyport,  2  Dec.,  1779, 
Sarah,  daughter  of  Dea.  Nathaniel  Noyes  of  Newburyport;  died  1 
Aug.,  1821.  Administration  granted  16  Apr.,  1822  (Essex  Probate, 
23:  96).  His  widow,  Sarah,  died  21  Jan.,  1828,  aged  90  years. 

Children  born  in  Rowley  (Second  Parish): 

130-150.  Nathaniel, e  b.  18  Feb.,  1767;  m.  Sarah  Chaplin  (37-84). 

130-151.  Jeremiah,  b.  17  Sept.,  1768 ;  Dartmouth  Coll.,  1790 ;  m.  in  New¬ 
bury,  11  Apr.,  1831,  Mary  Balch  of  Newbury;  residence,  New¬ 
buryport.  Representative  in  Congress.  His  will  was  proved 
6  Nov.,  1838  (Essex  Probate,  410:  264). 

130-152.  Stephen  Mighill,  b.  16  Oct.,  1770;  m.  Apphia  Lambert  (112-38). 
130-153.  Mary  (Polly),  b.  13  Jan.,  1773  ;  m.  Daniel  Spofford  (184-132). 

130-154.  Paul,  b.  17  Apr.,  1775 ;  m.  26  Mar.,  1818,  Sally  Adams.  He  was 
styled  “Major,”  and  d.  in  Georgetown,  22  Nov.,  1857,  without 
issue. 

130-155.  David,  b.  6  Oct.,  1777  ;  d.  4  Aug.,  1780. 

130-156.  Sally,  d.  6  Dec.,  1781. 

130-118.  Joseph6  Nelson  ( Aaron  130-76;  Joseph  130-36;  Joseph 
130-15;  Capt.  Philip  130-1;  Thomas  130),  born  5  Apr.,  1769;  married 
Olive,  daughter  of  Abel  Dodge.  She  died  5  May,  1836,  aged  63  years. 
He  died  in  Georgetown,  14  July,  1856  (G.  S.  Georgetown). 

Children : 

130-157.  Charles,!  b.  in  Orange,  N.  H.,  22  Jan.,  1803  ;  m.  12  June,  1828, 
Sally,  dau.  of  Peabody  Dole ;  residence,  Georgetown ;  d.  in 
Georgetown,  25  Nov.,  1874. 

130-158.  Horatio,  b.  in  Orange,  N.  H.,  13  May,  1805 ;  m.  30  Aug.,  1829, 
Sophia  Swett.  She  d.  30  Jan.,  1833.  He  m.  (2)  9  Sept.,  1834, 
Sarah  Swett.  She  d.  2  Dec.,  1842.  He  m.  (3)  11  July,  1843, 
Widow  Martha  Plummer ;  residence,  Georgetown,  and  China,  Me. 
130-159.  Horace,  b.  in  Rowley,  4  Apr.,  1807  ;  d.  29  July,  1825. 

130-119.  Benjamin6  Nelson  (Aaron  130-76;  Joseph  130-36; 
Joseph  130-15;  Capt.  Philip  130-1;  Thomas  130),  born  17  Sept.,  1770; 


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married  6  Apr.,  1802,  Mary  Dresser  of  Newbury.  She  died  26  Nov., 
1831.  He  married  (2)  in  Bradford,  29  July,  1834,  Irene,  daughter 
of  David  Hardy  of  Bradford;  died  2  Sept.,  1856. 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

130-160.  Aaron  Williams, 7  b.  31  July,  1804;  m.  in  Bradford,  28  Mar.,  1826, 
Eliza  Hardy  of  Bradford;  residence,  Groveland. 

130-120.  Jonathan6  Nelson  ( Aaron  130-76;  Joseph  130-36; 
Joseph  130-15;  Capt.  Philip  130-1;  Thomas  130),  born  3  May,  1772; 
married  1  Aug.,  1802,  Hannah,  daughter  of  John  and  Sarah  (Brockle- 
bank)  March;  died  in  Georgetown,  11  Mar.,  1852.  She  died  in  George¬ 
town,  2  Nov.,  1855,  aged  84  years  and  4  mos. 

Children  born  in  Rowley  (Second  Parish)  : 

130-161.  Sylvanus,7  b.  28  Dec.,  1803;  d.  in  Georgetown,  5  May,  1882;  unm. 

130-162.  Abigail,  b.  27  Sept.,  1811 ;  m,  28  Nov.,  1833,  Haskell  Perley  of 
Boxford ;  residence,  Georgetown. 

130-163.  Susan,  b.  20  Mar.,  1814;  m.  George  J.  Tenney  (195-130). 

130-134.  David6  Nelson  ( David  130-108;  Solomon  130-60;  Fran¬ 
cis  130-24;  Thomas  130-2;  Thomas  130),  born  in  Rowley,  22  Apr., 
1761;  married  2  Nov.,  1785,  Eunice,  daughter  of  William  Searle  (170- 
15)  ;  died  19  Dec.,  1847.  Rev.  soldier.  His  widow,  Eunice,  died  7 
May,  1849  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

130-164.  Daniel, 7  b.  11  June,  1786  ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  4  June,  1816,  Sally 
(Sarah)  Manning  of  Ipswich.  They  resided  in  Newburyport. 
She  d.  15  Aug.,  1835,  aged  47  years  (G.  S.  Bylield).  He  d.  6  Oct., 
1875  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

130-165.  Isaac,  b.  12  Jan.,  1788 ;  m.  Sybil  Rice  of  Bangor,  Me. ;  resided 
in  Winthrop,  Me.,  where  his  children  were  b. ;  d.  in  Rowley, 
12  Aug.,  1840  ;  bur.  in  Byfield. 

130-166.  Asa,  b.  8  Mar.,  1790 ;  m.  Ruth  Perley. 

130-167.  Abigail,  b.  9  July,  1793  ;  m  4  Nov.,  1834,  William  Williams,  Jr.; 
residence,  Rowley ;  both  bur.  in  Rowley. 

130-168.  Mary  Jane,  b.  2  Sept.,  1802 ;  m.  12  Apr.,  1827,  Philip  K.  Rogers 
of  Newbury ;  residence,  Georgetown,  and  Haverhill ;  both  bur. 
in  Byfield. 

130-141.  Moses6  Nelson  {Capt.  Amos  130-112;  Solomon  130-60; 
Francis  130-24;  Thomas  130-2;  Thomas  130),  born  20  May,  1773; 
married  10  Apr.,  1797,  Abigail,  daughter  of  John  March  of  Walpole, 
N.  H.  She  died  10  Mar.,  1809,  aged  40  years.  He  married  (2)  11 
Feb.,  1810,  Phebe,  daughter  of  John  Brocklebank  (29-57);  died  23 
Jan.,  1863.  His  widow,  Phebe,  died  5  Aug.,  1864. 

Children  born  in  Rowley  (Second  Parish)  : 

130-169.  Sally, 7  b.  22  Jan.,  1797  (1798,  P.  R.)  ;  m.  10  July,  1816,  Stephen 
Little  of  West  Newbury ;  residence,  Georgetown,  and  West  New¬ 
bury. 

130-170.  George,  b.  12  Dec.,  1799 ;  m.  in  Boxford,  8  Nov.,  1830,  Charlotte 
Killam  of  Boxford ;  residence,  Georgetown. 


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130-171.  Amos,  b.  19  Sept.,  1804;  m.  Harriet  Eollins ;  residence  Haverhill 
and  Danvers;  d.  2  Nov.,  1891  (Georgetown  R.). 

130-172.  Mehitable,  b.  19  Nov.,  1813  ;  m.  29  Apr.,  1830,  Daniel  Boardman 
of  Newburyport ;  d.  30  Sept.,  1910 ;  residence,  Georgetown. 

130-173.  Olive,  b.  10  May,  1817;  m.  8  May,  1838,  William  B.  Harriman; 
residence,  Georgetown,  where  she  d.  18  Dec.,  1910. 

130-145.  Dea.  Solomon6  Nelson  {Maj.  Asa  130-113;  Solomon 
130-60;  Francis  130-24;  Thomas  130-2;  Thomas  130),  born  3  Apr., 
1773;  married  24  Dec.,  1803,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  William  Gage 
(69-34).  He  died  in  Georgetown,  21  Feb.,  1842.  His  widow,  Eliza¬ 
beth,  died  in  Georgetown,  24  June,  1863. 

Children  born  in  Rowley  (Second  Parish)  : 

130-174.  Elizabeth  Gage,?  b.  12  July,  1805;  m.  Mighill  Nelson  (130-178). 
130-175.  Maria  Ann,  b.  6  Apr.,  1810;  d.  in  Georgetown,  5  Sept.,  1873  ;  unm. 

130-147.  Thomas6  Nelson  {Maj.  Asa  130-113;  Solomon  130-60; 
Francis  130-24;  Thomas  130-2;  Thomas  130),  born  4  Feb.,  1776  (1777, 
P.  R.)  ;  married  7  Apr.,  1803,  Susannah,  daughter  of  John  March  of 
Walpole,  N.  H.  He  died  23  Mar.,  1855  (G.  S.  Georgetown).  His 
widow,  Susannah,  died  23  Nov.,  1869,  aged  89  years,  7  mos.  (G.  S. 
Georgetown) . 

Children  born  in  Rowley  (Second  Parish)  : 

130-176.  Asa, 7  b.  3  Oct.,  1803;  m.  Mary  L.  Poor;  d.  20  Aug.,  1863. 

130-177.  Albert,  b.  18  Feb.,  1805 ;  m.  15  Apr.,  1828,  Julia  G.,  dau.  of 
Ezekiel  and  Sarah  (Burpee)  Saunders;  d.  in  Rowley,  10  May, 
1888 ;  bur.  in  Georgetown. 

130-178.  Mighill,  b.  10  Apr.,  1807  ;  m.  21  May,  1833,  Elizabeth  G.  Nelson 
(130-174)  ;  residence,  Georgetown,  where  he  d.  17  Apr.,  1856. 
and  she  d.  7  Oct.,  1875.  Children  b.  in  Rowley  (Second  Parish)  : 
Solomon  A.,  b.  27  Mar.,  1834;  Henry  M.,  b.  10  May,  1836. 

130-179.  Hannah,  b.  16  June,  1810 ;  d.  in  Georgetown,  13  Feb.,  1890 ;  unm. 

130-180.  Harrison,  b.  19  May,  1813;  soldier  in  Civil  War;  m.  in  Newbury¬ 
port,  5  Apr.,  1873,  Almira  Dodge;  d.  at  Soldiers’  Home,  Chelsea, 
10  May,  1902 ;  bur.  in  Georgetown. 

130-181.  George  March,  b.  2  Aug.,  1816;  m.  (int.  10  Feb.,  1839)  Eliza  M. 

Dodge.  She  d.  20  Sept.,  1863,  aged  47  years.  He  d.  in  Cali¬ 
fornia. 

130-182.  Louisa  Adams,  b.  20  Nov.,  1819 ;  m.  in  Georgetown,  13  Apr.,  1843, 
John  P.  Conant. 

130-183.  Sarah  Mighill,  b.  4  Mar.,  1821 ;  m.  in  Georgetown,  25  Oct.,  1854, 
Luther  P.  Tidds. 

130-184.  Thomas  Mighill,  b.  24  July,  1825  ;  living  in  California,  1870. 

130-150.  Nathaniel6  Nelson  {Solomon  130-114;  Solomon  130- 
60;  Francis  130-24;  Thomas  130-2;  Thomas  130),  born  18  Feb.,  1767; 
married  17  Jan.,  1794,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Jonathan  Chaplin  (37-54). 
She  died  1  Apr.,  1828,  aged  54  years.  He  married  (2)  in  Boxford, 
31  Dec.,  1828,  Mary  (Polly)  A.,  daughter  of  Benjamin  Spofford  (184- 
111)  ;  died  19  Mar.,  1853.  She  died  15  Jan.,  1858. 

Children  born  in  Rowley  (Second  Parish)  : 

130-185.  Elizabeth,!  b.  26  Dec.,  1794;  m.  Sewall  Spofford  (184-159). 


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130-186.  Sally,  b.  19  Oct.,  1800;  m  22  June,  1828,  John  Kimball,  Jr.,  of 
Bradford ;  residence,  Georgetown. 

130-187.  Mary,  b.  16  Feb.,  1803 ;  m.  14  Nov.,  1824,  Joseph  Kimball  of 
Bradford. 

130-188.  William,  b.  26  Jan.,  1812;  m.  in  Georgetown,  26  Jan.,  1843,  Mary 
S.  Stickney  (189-88)  ;  residence,  Georgetown.  She  d.  24  Aug., 
1888.  He  d.  6  Feb.,  1889. 

130-189.  Elizabeth  Spofford,  b.  19  May,  1830 ;  m.  in  Georgetown,  26  June, 
1851,  Jeremiah  P.  Jones  of  Wilmot,  N.  H. ;  residence,  George¬ 
town. 

130-152.  Stephen  Mighill6  Nelson  ( Solomon  130-114;  Solomon 
130-60;  Francis  130-24;  Thomas  130-2;  Thomas  130),  born  16  Oct., 
1770;  married  30  Apr.,  1797,  Apphia,  daughter  of  Thomas  Lambert 
(112-29).  For  many  years  after  marriage  their  home  in  Rowley  was 
on  Central  Street,  on  land  now  (1932)  the  homestead  of  Samuel  F. 
Knowles;  later  they  removed  to  Second  Parish,  Rowley,  now  George¬ 
town.  She  died  6  Sept.,  1854.  He  died  15  Mar.,  1855. 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

130-190.  Apphia  Lambert, 7  b.  27  Oct.,  1798 ;  m.  17  Aug.,  1828,  Benjamin 
Winter ;  residence,  Georgetown;  where  she  d.  15  Sept.,  1894. 

130-191.  Elizabeth,  b.  11  May,  1800 ;  m.  23  Oct.,  1828,  Charles  S.  Tenney. 
130-192.  Mary  Sophia,  b.  27  Nov.,  1802;  d.  9  Dec.,  1805  (G.  S.  Bowley). 
130-193.  Jeremiah,  b.  30  May,  1805;  d.  in  Georgetown,  2  Jan.,  1842;  unm. 
130-194.  William  Lambert,  b.  12  Oct.,  1807  ;  d.  1  Dec.,  1826 ;  unm. 

130-195.  Humphrey,  b.  3  Apr.,  1810 ;  m.  in  Georgetown,  13  Oct.,  1840,  Susan 
B.  Horner  of  Georgetowm ;  residence,  Georgetown. 

130-196.  Mary  Sophia,  b.  25  Apr.,  1813;  m.  20  Dec.,  1837,  Bichard  Tenney; 
residence,  Georgetown. 

130-197.  Sarah  Lambert,  b.  13  June,  1817;  m.  in  Georgetowm,  22  Jan., 
1842,  Lewis  H.  Bateman  of  Georgetown.  He  was  b.  27  Jan., 
1815;  d.  28  Jan.,  1871.  She  d.  8  Feb.,  1911.  Children:  G.  Nel¬ 
son, s  b.  6  Oct.,  1845 ;  d.  14  Sept.,  1858.  Sarah  L.,  b.  10  Aug., 
1847 ;  d.  21  Jan.,  1932.  Elizabeth  M.,  b.  27  Mar.,  1850.  Lewis 
H.,  Jr.,  b.  14  Jan.,  1852 ;  d.  9  Nov.,  1928.  Stephen  M.,  d.  young. 

130-166.  Asa7  Nelson  ( David  130-134;  David  130-108;  Solomon 
130-60;  Francis  130-24;  Thomas  130-2;  Thomas  130),  born  8  Mar., 
1790;  married  3  July,  1814,  Ruth,  daughter  of  Nathan  Perley;  died 
in  Georgetown,  11  Dec.,  1855.  She  died  in  Georgetown,  17  Apr.,  1881, 
aged  85  years. 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

130-198.  Harriet  Atwood, §  b.  6  Sept.,  1815  ;  d.  27  Sept.,  1820. 

130-199.  Caroline  Matilda,  b.  20  July,  1817 ;  m.  in  Georgetown,  6  Dec., 
1842,  George  Dole  of  Georgetown ;  residence,  Georgetowm. 

130-200.  Harriet  Maria,  b.  4  Aug.,  1822  ;  d.  in  Georgetowm,  27  Oct.  1848 ; 
unm. 

130-201.  Solomon,  b.  5  Oct.,  1826 ;  m.  6  Dec.,  1848,  Elizabeth  Ann  Hobson 
(89-89)  ;  residence,  Georgetown.  She  d.  12  Oct.,  1880. 

130-202.  Asa  Sherman,  b.  28  June,  1831;  m.  in  Georgetowm,  19  Sept.,  1866, 
Caroline  S.  Spofford  of  Georgetowm ;  d.  in  Haverhill,  28  Mar., 
1908  ;  no  issue.  His  widow,  Caroline,  d.  in  Georgetowm,  5  Aug., 
1915,  aged  79  years. 


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NEWMARCH 


131.  John  Newmarch  had  a  two-acre  house  lot,  1643;  was  first 
of  Ipswich,  to  which  place  he  soon  returned. 

NORTHEND 


132.  Ezekiel1  Northend,  son  of  Mr.  John  Northend  of  Rippling- 
ham,  Rowley,  England,  was  born  in  Yorkshire,  England,  about  1622; 
probably  came  with  the  Rev.  Ezekiel  Rogers,  1639 ;  then  a  minor.  He 
married  1  Dec.,  1648,  Edna,  widow  of  Richard  Bailey  (11)  ;  died  7 
Sept.,  1698.  His  will,  dated  8  Feb.,  1698,  mentions  wife,  Edna;  Eze¬ 
kiel,  “only  son” ;  daughters  Edna  “Sticknee,”  Elizabeth  Gage,  and 
Sarah  Hale.  (Essex  Probate,  306:  90).  His  widow,  Edna,  died  3 
Feb.,  1705-6. 

The  letter  from  his  brother,  Anthony  Northend  of  Beverly,  England, 
is  given  below,  showing  some  of  his  relations  in  England.*  His  sister, 
Widow  Margaret  Cross  (50-f),  married  John  Palmer  (135),  and  his 
sister  Alice  married  Richard  Holmes  (90). 

The  will  of  Mr.  John  Northend  of  Ripplingham,  Rowley,  England, 
is  dated  8  Oct.,  1625,  and  mentions  wife,  Elizabeth,  to  be  executrix 
(she  died  before  the  will  was  proved)  ;  children  John,  Anthony,  Alice, 
Elizabeth,  Margaret,  Ezekiel,  and  Jane  or  Joana  (married  William 


*  “ffor  his  louinge  kind  Brother  Ezekiell  Northend  att  Rowley  in  New  England,” 
and  is  as  follows: 

Louinge  Brother: — After  my  loue  remembed  vnto  you;  I  was  at  Bentley  that  day 
yoe  letter  came  to  my  sister  Stoute  hande  which  was  very  welcome  news  to  us 
both  to  hear  that  you  &  your  wife  my  Sisters  &  their  husbands  were  alive  with 
all  your  Children,  which  are  a  great  family  (Blessed  be  God  for  it).  It  is  our 
happiness  that  we  cannot  be  severed  from  the  Lorde  wherever  we  be,  if  our  sinnes 
make  not  a  separation.  God  is  the  God  of  one  land  and  of  another,  &  can  be 
an  all-sufficient  portion  to  his  people  in  all  places.  Good  Brother  let  us  labour  to 
be  found  in  Christ  &  to  be  clothed  with  his  righteousnesse  that  soe  we  may  appear 
before  him  in  glory  (that  if  God’s  providence  soe  order  it)  that  we  neuer  meet  in 
this  world  we  may  meet  before  him  when  we  shall  neuer  be  separated  more;  my 
Brother  John  &  his  eldest  sonne  John  are  dead  about  thirteene  years  agoe,  my 
sister  Jane  Northend  with  her  two  sonnes  Nathaniel  &  Richard  &  her  daughter 
ffrances  with  her  gran’child  Christopher  Northend  my  nephew  John’s  sonne  desire 
to  be  remembered  to  you  these**  are  my  Brother  Johns  whole 

family  and  are  all  unmarried,  my  brothe  William  Stoute  &  my  sister  Joana  Stoute 
have  three  children  one  sonne  Willian  and  two  daughters  Elizabeth  &  Mary,  my 
vncle  Northend  and  his  sonnes  are  all  dead,  only  my  cousen  Jeremiah  maried 
&  not  living,  my  cousen  Jeremiah  hath  now  gotten  my  vnkle  Northend’s  whole 
estate  in  lands  &  is  sole  heir  thereunto,  he  had  a  very  good  wife  &  a  sonne  John 
by  name  which  are  both  dead  &  he  is  newly  married  againe,  he  told  me  he  would 
write  two  or  three  lines  to  you.  I  must  breake  of,  we  are  in  health  att  present, 
my  sister  Jane  Northend  &  hers,  my  Brother  &  Sister  Stoute  &  theirs,  my  cousen 
Jeremiah  Northend  &  his  two  sisters,  my  cousen  Nickolas  Johnson  &  his  sister 
Jane  Thorpe  desire  remembered  to  you,  remember  vs  to  all  our  frends 

with  you  I  must  leave  you,  the  Lord  keepe  you. 

farewell.  yor  truly  louing  Brother 

Beuerley  y  ay)  ANTHONY  NORTHEND 

1678  ) 

my  sister  Joana  &  I  desire  you  to  let  vs 
hear  from  you  when  opportunity  will  permitt 
I  am  very  lame  with  wounds  that  I  haue 

formerly  gotten  in  the  warre  that  I  can  the  lord  fit  vs 

scarcely  write,  but  I  must  wait  till  my  for  our  departure 

healing  come  which  will  not  be  in  this  life.  hence.  Vale. 

my  sister  Northend  &  her  children  (From  Essex  Institute 

live  all  at  Hunsley.  Hist.  Col.,  Vol.  12) 

**  Space  like  this  torn  out. 


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Stoute) ;  “to  Ezekiel  Rogers,  clerk”  and  brother  Robert  Northend,  Lord 
of  the  Manor  of  Little  Weeton,  in  trust,  20  acres  of  meadow  and  24 
acres  of  woodland,  “part  &  parcel  of  said  Manor  and  to  be  sold  toward 
the  raising  of  portions  for  my  younger  children”  (Yorkshire  wills). 
See  note  under  Francis  Palmer  (135-5). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

132-1.  Edna, 2  b.  1 :  7  mo.  1649;  m.  Thomas  Lambert  (112-6). 

132-2.  Elisabeth,  b.  17 :  11  mo.  1651 ;  d.  in  infancy. 

132-3.  Elisabeth,  b.  19  Oct.,  1656;  m.  Humphrey  Hobson  (89-1).  See 
Ezekiel  Mighill  (127-4)  and  Thomas  Gage  (69). 

132-4.  John,  b.  18  Jan.,  1658;  d.  young. 

132-5.  Sarah,  b.  3  :  10  mo.  1661;  m.  Thomas  Hale  (74). 

132-6.  Ezekiel,  b.  8 :  8  mo.  1666 ;  m.  Dorothy  Sewall. 

132-7.  Mary,  bp.  25  Nov.,  1669 ;  not  mentioned  in  her  father’s  will. 

132-6.  Capt.  Ezekiel2  Northend  ( Ezekiel  132),  born  8:  8  mo. 
1666 ;  married  10  Sept.,  1691,  Dorothy,  youngest  daughter  of  Henry 
and  Jane  (Dummer)  Sewall  of  Newbury.  She  was  born  in  Newbury, 
29  Oct.,  1668.  He  died  23  Dec.,  1732  (0.  S.).  The  agreement  for 
the  settlement  of  his  estate,  dated  25  Apr.,  1733,  mentions  all  the  chil¬ 
dren  as  below,  except  Jane  Payson  who  had  died  24  Nov.,  1722,  with¬ 
out  issue  surviving  (Essex  Probate,  325:  15).  His  widow,  Dorothy, 
married  (2)  Moses  Bradstreet  (25-9). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

132-8.  John, 3  b.  10  Oct.,  1692;  m.  Widow  Bethiah  Boynton  (22-12). 

132-9.  Edna,  b.  10  Jan.,  1693-4;  m.  Francis  Pickard  (145-13). 

132-10.  Ezekiel,  b.  25  Jan.,  1696-7;  m.  Elizabeth  Payson  (138-8). 

132-11.  Jane,  b.  17  Mar.,  1698-9;  m.  Eliphalet  Payson  (138-4). 

132-12.  Dorothy,  b.  20  Mar.,  1700-1 ;  m.  8  Jan.,  1729-30,  Thomas  Lancaster 
of  Ipswich.  They  lived  in  Rowley.  She  d.  23  June,  1752.  He  d. 
30  Dec.,  1792. 

132-13.  Hannah,  b.  31  Jan.,  1702-3  ;  m.  Nathaniel  Bradstreet  (25-29). 

132-14.  Meiiitable,  b.  2  Mar.,  1704-5 ;  m.  24  May,  1737,  Samuel  Dutch  of 
Ipswich. 

132-15.  Samuel,  b.  12  Jan.,  1706-7;  m.  Mary  Boynton  (22-60). 

132-16.  Elizabeth,  b.  15  Dec.,  1710;  m.  Jacob  Jewett  (100-66). 

132-8.  Capt.  John3  Northend  (Capt.  Ezekiel  132-6;  Ezekiel  132), 
born  10  Oct.,  1692;  married  1  Dec.,  1720,  Bethia,  widow  of  John  Boyn¬ 
ton  (22-12).  She  died  12  June,  1767  (G.  S.).  He  was  captain  of 
Rowley  Military  Company  and  probably  ensign  in  the  expedition  against 
Louisburg,  1745.  He  died  24  Mar.,  1768  (G.  S.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

132-17.  Sarah, 4  b.  24  Nov.,  1721;  m.  Thomas  Mighill  (127-32). 

132-18.  Jane,  b.  13  Apr.,  1724;  m.  Nathaniel  Gage  (69-26). 

132-19.  Samuel,  b.  11  Mar.,  1726-7;  d.  15  June,  1749;  unm.  (G.  S.) 

132-10.  Ezekiel3  Northend  (Capt.  Ezekiel  132-6;  Ezekiel  132), 
born  25  Jan.,  1696-7;  married  30  Mar.,  1726,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of 
Rev.  Edward  Payson  (138);  died  18  Oct.,  1742  (G.  S.).  His  home- 


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stead  in  Rowley  was  on  Main  Street,  lately  owned  by  Rev.  John  Pike. 
His  widow,  Elizabeth,  died  9  May,  1787  (G.  S.). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

132-20.  Stephen,*  bp.  23  Apr.,  1727;  d.  16  May,  1727. 

132-21.  Hannah,  b.  29  July,  1728;  m.  Thomas  Mighill  (127-32). 

132-22.  Sewall,  bp.  30  Aug.,  1730;  d.  13  Sept.,  1730. 

132-23.  Edward,  bp.  —  Sept.,  1732 ;  d.  23  Sept.,  1732. 

132-24.  Elizabeth,  bp.  9  June,  1734 ;  d.  19  June,  1734. 

132-25.  Elizabeth,  bp.  1  Feb.,  1735-6;  d.  11  Feb.,  1735-6. 

132-26.  Mary,  bp.  29  May,  1737;  d.  21  July,  1737. 

132-27.  Sarah,  bp.  19  Nov.,  1738 ;  m.  26  Mar.,  1761,  Dr.  Nathaniel  Cogs¬ 
well;  d.  8  Mar.,  1773,  in  her  35th  year  (G.  S.).  They  lived  on 
the  homestead  of  her  father,  and  both  died  there.  See  Lois 
Searle  (170-20). 

132-15.  Lieut.  Samuel3  Northend  (Capt.  Ezekiel  132-6;  Ezekiel 
132),  born  12  Jan.,  1706-7;  married  3  Dec.,  1730,  Mary,  daughter  of 
John  Boynton  (22-12).  She  died  2  June,  1751  (Byfield  Ch.  R.).  He 
married  (2)  2  June,  1752,  Susanna,  daughter  of  Joseph  Scott  (168- 
11);  died  1  Dec.,  1778.  She  died  —  Aug.,  1787  (Bjdield  Ch.  R.), 
4  Sept.,  1787,  in  her  65th  year  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

Children  of  record  in  Kowley : 

132-28.  Moses,*  b.  21  Jan.,  1731-2 ;  d.  15  Aug.,  1736. 

132-29.  John,  b.  13  Apr.,  1734;  d.  22  Aug.,  1736. 

132-30.  Dorothy,  b.  21  Aug.,  1736;  m.  2  June,  1761,  William  Dummer  of 
Newbury;  d.  in  Newbury,  23  Nov.,  1808. 

132-31.  Ezekiel,  bp.  8  June,  1739 ;  d.  young. 

132-32.  Mary,  b.  26  July,  1740 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  19  Nov.,  1765,  Joseph  Hale, 
Jr.,  of  Newbury. 

132-33.  Mehitable,  b.  28  Sept.,  1743 ;  d.  28  Nov.,  1756. 

132-34.  Elizabeth,  b.  19  Dec.,  1746;  m.  Jacob  Jewett  (100-143). 

132-35.  Susannah,  b.  16  Aug.,  1753  ;  m.  Joshua  Pickard  (145-70). 

132-36.  Ezekiel,  b.  7  May,  1755  ;  d.  15  Sept.,  1757.  “by  falling  into  boiling 
water.” 

132-37.  Samuel,  bp.  10  July,  1757 ;  m.  in  Andover,  2  June,  1780,  Sarah 
Adams  of  Andover.  He  sold  his  homestead  on  Clay  Lane,  in 
1788,  to  Daniel  Hale,  and  moved  to  the  Newbury  part  of  Byfield. 

132-38.  Hannah,  b.  23  Feb.,  1760 ;  m.  21  June,  1785,  Richard  Dummer  of 
Newbury.  They  moved,  about  1800,  to  Hallowell,  Me. 

132-39.  Mehitable,  b.  27  May,  1764;  d.  10  Oct.,  1802;  unm.  (G.  S.  Hal¬ 
lowell,  Me.). 

NORTHEND 

133.  Jeremiah  Northend  was  baptized  in  Rowley,  England,  26 
Sept.,  1624,  as  son  of  Robert  Northend  of  “Weeton,”  Rowley  Parish, 
England;  cousin  of  Ezekiel  Northend  (132);  mentioned  in  will  of 
William  Bellingham  (14)  as  “servant,”  to  serve  out  his  time  with  Rev. 
Ezekiel  Rogers  (160).  He  returned  to  Rowley,  England,  after  being 
here  a  few  years.  He  was  buried  in  Rowley,  England,  14  Apr.,  1702 
(Certificate  of  Rev.  Henry  C.  Hildyard,  Rector  of  Rowley,  England). 
See  note  under  Ezekiel  Northend  (132). 


NORTHEND  HOUSE,  CLAY  LANE 

Built  about  1730  by  Lieut.  Samuel  Northend  (132-15).  Destroyed  by  fire  in  1884. 


PARRAT-JEWETT  HOUSE,  CROSS  STREET 

Built,  according  to  tradition,  before  1655  by  Dea.  Francis  Parrat  (136),  on  lot  registered  to  him  in  1643. 
Owned  and  occupied  by  Lieut.  Joshua  Jewett  (101-38),  and  his  descendants  from  1715  to  1865.  Taken  down  in  1877 


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PALMER 

134.  Thomas1  Palmer  had  an  acre  and  half  house  lot  on  Brad¬ 
ford  Street,  1643.  He  married  —  6  mo.  1643,  Ann  - .  His  will, 

dated  2  Aug.,  1669,  proved  28  Sept.,  1669,  mentions  wife,  Ann;  son 
Samuel  to  have  the  homestead;  son  Timothy  to  have  the  Boxford  land; 
son  Thomas  to  have  the  Bradford  land.  The  inventory  of  his  estate 
was  taken  5  Sept.,  1669  (Essex  Probate).  Thomas  Palmer  is  men¬ 
tioned  as  legatee  in  the  will  of  Richard  Bailey  (11),  1647,  which  may 
have  some  bearing  as  to  the  maiden  name  of  his  wife,  Ann.  Widow 
Ann  was  buried  22  Feb.,  1686. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

134-1.  Samuel, 2  b.  20 :  6  mo.  1644;  m.  Mary  Pearson  (140-6). 

134-2.  Timothy,  b.  2 :  2  mo.  1647  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Huggins. 

134-3.  Thomas,  b.  —  6  mo.  1650;  m.  Hannah  Johnson  (105-1). 

134-1.  Dea.  Samuel2  Palmer  ( Thomas  134),  born  20:  6  mo.  1644; 
married  20  Dec.,  1671,  Mary,  daughter  of  John  Pearson  (140).  She 
died  7  July,  1716  (G.  S.).  He  was  chosen  deacon  of  Rowley  Church, 
1  Feb.,  1707-8,  and  died  21  June,  1719  (G.  S.).  He  arranged  the 
distribution  of  his  estate  among  his  children  during  his  lifetime  (Essex 
Deeds,  33:  142). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

134-4.  Mary,s  bp.  29  Sept.,  1672 ;  d.  soon. 

134-5.  Mary,  b.  6  Apr.,  1674;  m.  Benjamin  Stickney  (189-23). 

134-6.  Martha,  b.  24  Apr.,  1677  ;  m.  3  Nov.,  1698,  Samuel  Hale  of  Bradford. 
134-7.  Thomas,  twin,  b.  19:  7  mo.  1684;  m.  Sarah  Davis. 

134-8.  Phebe,  twin,  b.  19:  7  mo.  1684;  m.  George  Kilbourne  (106-10). 

134-2.  Timothy2  Palmer  ( Thomas  134),  born  2:  2  mo.  1647; 
married  3  June,  1670,  Elizabeth  Huggins,  probably  of  Hampton.  They 
moved  to  Suffield,  Conn.,  1675,  and  he  died  there  28  Nov.,  1696. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

134  -  9.  Elizabeth^  b.  23  Mar.,  1670-1 ;  d.  soon. 

134-10.  Timothy,  b.  20  May,  1673  ;  m.  8  Apr.,  1703,  Abigail  Allen  of  Suf¬ 
field  ;  d.  in  Suffield,  28  Feb.,  1749-50. 

Born  in  Suffield : 

134-11.  Esther,  b.  24  Jan.,  1675;  d.  12  June,  1702;  unm. 

134-12.  Mary,  b.  19  Oct.,  1678  ;  d.  5  Nov.,  1689. 

134-13.  Thomas,  b.  20  Nov.,  1682;  d.  17  July,  1695. 

134-14.  Anne,  b.  6  July,  1683  ;  d.  11  Oct.,  1688. 

134-15.  Samuel,  b.  11  May,  1686;  m.  2  Feb.,  1720-1,  Elizabeth  Smith. 

134-3.  Thomas2  Palmer  ( Thomas  134),  born  —  6  mo.  1650; 
“cooper” ;  married  9  Jan.,  1677-8,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Capt.  John 
Johnson  (105);  died  30  Sept.,  1732.  His  widow,  Hannah,  died  5 
Oct.,  1732. 


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Children  born  in  Rowley : 

134-16.  John, 3  b.  9  Dec.,  1678 ;  d.  soon. 

134-17.  Samuel,  b.  2  Apr.,  1682;  d.  soon. 

134-18.  Samuel,  b.  22  May,  1686 ;  m.  Mary  Felt. 

134-19.  John,  b.  19  Oct.,  1688;  d.  28  Mar.,  1727,  “Felo  de  se”  (Ch.  R.)  ; 
unm. 

134-20.  Timothy,  b.  10  Jan.,  1694-5;  m.  Patience  Pearson  (140-59). 

134-7.  Thomas3  Palmer  ( Dea .  Samuel  134-1;  Thomas  134),  born 
19:  7  mo.  1684;  married  in  Charlestown,  19  Oct.,  1710,  Sarah,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Hopewell  and  Sarah  (Boynton  22-6)  Davis  of  Charlestown.  He 
sold,  22  Apr.,  1722,  to  Ephraim  Nelson,  his  house  and  seven  acres  of 
land  (Essex  Deeds,  41:  132),  and  moved  to  Norwich,  Conn.,  where 
he  died  12  Oct.,  1727.  His  son  Samuel  was  appointed  administrator 
of  his  estate  in  Massachusetts,  10  May,  1735  (Essex  Probate,  320:  2), 
there  being  lands  here.  His  widow,  Sarah,  married  (2)  in  Norwich, 
1729,  Nathaniel  Richards  of  Norwich. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

134-21.  Samuel, 4  b.  20  Nov.,  1712;  m.  in  Norwich,  10  Dec.,  1733,  Sarah 
Andrews;  residence,  Norwich,  where  he  d.,  21  May,  1761. 

134-22.  Sarah,  b.  10  Nov.,  1714;  d.  —  Apr.,  1721. 

134-23.  David,  b.  19  July,  1717;  m.  in  Norwich,  28  Feb.,  1740,  Hannah 
Lawrence ;  residence,  Norwich. 

134-24.  Mary,  b.  15  Feb.,  1719-20;  m.  Solomon  Lamphear  of  Norwich. 
134-25.  Thomas,  bp.  4  Mar.,  1721-2 ;  d.  in  Norwich,  5  Jan.,  1738-9. 

Born  in  Norwich : 

134-26.  John,  b.  29  Mar.,  1724 ;  m.  Eliz.  Bottom. 

134-27.  Sarah,  b.  10  July,  1726 ;  m.  Benajah  Fitch  of  Norwich. 

134-18.  Samuel3  Palmer  ( Thomas  134-3;  Thomas  134),  born  22 
May,  1686;  married  6  Nov.,  1707,  Mary,  daughter  of  Samuel  Felt, 
then  of  Rowley  (York  Deeds,  15:  192).  They  moved  to  Mendon,  24 
Jan.,  1722-3,  and  he  died  there  before  Mar.  4,  1730.  By  deed,  dated 
13  Feb.,  1735,  beginning  “Timothy  Palmer  of  Rowley  yeoman  on  the 
one  part  and  Benjamin  and  Thomas  Palmer  of  Upton,  Samuel  and 
Jonathan  Palmer  (by  their  guardian  Nathan  Tyler)  of  Mendon, 
Mehitable,  wife  of  James  “Ricks”  of  Upton  and  Mary  wife  of  John 
Hunt  of  Grafton,  all  children  of  Samuel  Palmer,  deceased,  late  of  Men¬ 
don  and  formerly  of  Rowley,  of  the  other  part,”  they  divide  land  in 
Rowley  that  was  formerly  of  Thomas  Palmer  (134-3)  (Essex  Deeds, 
72:  32).  His  widow,  Mary,  married  (2)  in  Upton,  5  July,  1760,  Sam¬ 
uel  Walker  of  Hopkinton.  She  died  before  13  Apr.,  1770. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

134-28.  Benjamin, 4  m.  Sarah - ;  they  had  seven  children,  1735-1748. 

134-29.  Mehitable,  bp.  4  Mar.,  1710-11;  m.  James  Rice  of  Mendon. 

134-30.  Thomas,  bp.,  28  June,  1713  ;  m.  in  Upton,  30  Nov.,  1741,  Susannah 
Goady  of  Upton,  and  d.  without  issue. 

134-31.  Mary,  bp.  29  Apr.,  1716;  m.  John  Hunt  of  Grafton. 

134-32.  Samuel,  m.  in  Upton,  28  Feb.,  1739,  Rachel  Warfield  of  Upton, 
prob.  dau.  of  Job  Warfield  of  Mendon.  They  moved  to  Uxbridge, 
1751,  and  to  Dudley  before  1758. 

134-33.  Jonathan,  bp.  11  Mar.,  1721-2. 


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134-20.  Timothy3  Palmer  ( Thomas  134-3;  Thomas  134),  born 
10  Jan.,  1694-5;  married  28  Mar.,  1722,  Patience,  daughter  of  Stephen 
Pearson  (140-12).  She  died  20  Jan.,  1729-30  (G.  S.)  (21  Jan.,  Ch. 
R.).  He  married  (2)  13  Nov.,  1730,  Jane,  widow  of  John  Syle  (194- 
1).  He  died  30  Dec.,  1773  (29  Dec.  Ch.  R.).  See  Essex  Deeds,  111: 
250  and  127:  210  and  131:  228  to  show  that  his  son  John  married 
Mary  Cressey  and  not  Elizabeth  Bennett. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

134-34.  Stephen, 4  b.  10  Jan.,  1723-4;  m.  (int.  9  Nov.,  1745)  Priscilla  Haight 
of  Stratham.  He  was  dismissed  from  Rowley  Church,  30  Nov., 
1760,  to  Epping,  N.  H.  He  d.  1790,  in  Candia,  N.  H. 

134-35.  An  infant,  d.  —  June,  1727. 

134-36.  John,  b.  1  June,  1728;  m.  Mary  Cressey  (48-32). 

134-37.  An  infant,  d.  24  Jan.,  1729-30. 

134-38.  Patience,  bp.  8  Aug.,  1731. 

134-39.  Jane,  bp.  18  Feb.,  1732-3  ;  d.  8  June,  1736. 

134-40.  Samuel,  d.  2  June,  1736. 

134-41.  Samuel,  b.  24  Aug.,  1737;  m.  Ann  Pearson  (140-170). 

134-36.  John4  Palmer  ( Timothy  134-20;  Thomas  134-3;  Thomas 
134),  born  1  June,  1728;  married  3  Oct.,  1750,  Mary,  daughter  of 
Samuel  Cressey  (48-7).  She  died  15  Feb.,  1802.  He  died  29  Oct., 
1805.  They  resided  in  Boxford  from  about  1767  until  about  1781, 
then  returned  to  Rowley. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

134-42.  Timothy, 5  b.  22  Aug.,  1751 ;  residence,  Newburyport ;  was  a  cele¬ 
brated  civil  engineer  and  bridge  builder.  He  was  granted,  17 
Dec.,  1797,  IT.  S.  patent  for  bridges.  He  built  the  first  bridge 
over  the  Merrimac  River  at  Newburyport  and  the  first  bridge 
over  the  Potomac  at  Washington,  D.  C.  He  m.  in  Newburyport, 
16  Dec.,  1779,  Anna  Wyatt  of  Newburyport.  She  d.  21  July, 
1786,  in  her  32nd  year.  He  m.  (2)  in  Newburyport,  9  Mar.,  1795, 
Hannah  Downer  of  Newburyport.  He  d.  19  Dec.,  1821,  without 
issue.  His  will,  dated  5  June,  1821,  mentions  himself  as  of 
Newburyport,  gentleman  ;  wife,  Hannah  ;  brother  Andrews  Palmer 
and  his  daughter  Sally;  nephew  Stephen  Tilton  of  Newburport, 
merchant  (Essex  Probate,  399:  98).  Rev.  soldier.  (G.  S.  Old 
Hill  Cem.,  Newburyport.) 

134-43.  Jane,  b.  15  May,  1753  ;  m.  in  Boxford,  3  Dec.,  1772,  John  Gould,  3rd, 
of  Topsfield. 

134-44.  Hannah,  b.  28  Feb.,  1757  ;  m.  in  Boxford,  31  Dec.,  1780,  Moses 
Whitney  of  Douglas. 

134-45.  Patience,  b.  31  Jan.,  1759. 

134-46.  Lois,  bp.  15  July,  1764. 

134-47.  Andrews,  bp.  9  Mar.,  1766;  m.  9  Feb.,  1793,  Elizabeth  Davis  of 
Newburyport  (Newburyport  R.)  ;  d.  in  Newburyport,  5  Nov.,  1831 
(Newburyport  R.).  Their  son,  John, 6  d.  in  Amsterdam,  1  Dec., 
1817,  aged  24  years. 

Probably  born  in  Boxford  : 

134-48.  Huldah,  bp.  10  Apr.,  1768  (Linebrook  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  in  Newbury¬ 
port,  25  Feb.,  1790,  Stephen  Tilton  of  Newburyport ;  d.  29  Aug., 
1793,  in  her  26th  year.  He  d.  12  July,  1799,  in  his  32nd  year 
(G.  S.  Old  Hill  Cem.,  Newburyport).  Child:  Stephen,  b.  22  Aug., 
1790. 

134-49.  Nancy. 


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134- 41.  Samuel4  Palmer  ( Timothy  134-20;  Thomas  134-3; 
Thomas  134),  born  24  Aug.,  1737;  married  11  Apr.,  1764,  Ann  (or 
Anne),  daughter  of  Jonathan  Pearson  (140-108).  She  died  in  Maine, 
6  Apr.,  1821  (P.  R.).  They  moved  to  New  Milford  (now  Aina),  Me., 
in  1769. 

Children  of  record  in  Eowley : 

134-50.  Elizabeth, 5  b.  14  Nov.,  1764 ;  m.  in  Maine,  Leonard  Cooper. 

134-51.  Edward,  bp.  19  Oct.,  1766. 

134-52.  Thomas,  bp.  9  Oct.,  1768. 

Born  in  Maine  (Pearson  Family  Record)  : 

134-53.  Sarah,  b.  8  Oct.,  1771. 

134-54.  Samuel,  b.  6  July,  1774. 

134- 55.  Daniel,  b.  28  Sept.,  1780. 

PALMER 

135.  Sergt.  John1  Palmer  married  17:  7  mo.  1645,  Ruth,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  William  Acy  (2).  She  was  buried  13  Oct.,  1649.  He  married 
(2)  14:  5  mo.  1650,  Widow  Margaret  Cross  (50J).  He  was  about  70 
years  old,  1693  (Essex  Deeds,  5  Ips. :  600).  He  died,  “aged,”  17  June, 
1695.  His  will,  dated  23  Aug.,  1693,  mentions  daughter  Elizabeth, 
wife  of  Anthony  Bennet;  son-in-law  Jonathan  Harriman,  who  married 
daughter  Sarah;  grandchild  Nicholas  Wallingford,  a  minor;  son  Fran¬ 
cis  to  have  the  homestead  and  maintain  his  mother  (unnamed)  ;  brother 
Ezekiel  Northend  (Essex  Probate,  305:  56).  His  widow,  Margaret, 
died  20  Feb,.  1705-6. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

135- 1.  Hannah, 2  b.  1 :  7  mo.  1647 ;  bur.  25  Oct.,  1670.  See  interesting 

papers  concerning  her  affections  being  “intangled”  and  how  her 
uncle  John  Acy  “broke  up  the  match”  (Ch.  R.,  and  Ct.  Files,  23  : 
27-8-9). 

135-2.  John,  b.  7  :  8  mo.  1649;  d.  in  infancy. 

135-3.  Elizabeth,  b.  1 :  8  mo.  1652:  m.  Nicholas  Wallingford  (207-2). 

135-4.  John,  b.  15  :  1  mo.  1656 ;  bur.  6  Aug.,  1683. 

135-5.  Francis,  b.  4  :  10  mo.  1657 ;  m.  Elizabeth  Hunt. 

135-6.  Sarah,  b.  13:  11  mo.  1661;  m.  Jonathan  Harriman  (78-4). 

135- 5.  Francis2  Palmer  {Sergt.  John  135),  born  4:  10  mo.  1657; 
married  3  Dec.,  1682,  Elizabeth,  only  daughter  of  Samuel*  and  Eliza¬ 
beth  (Riddings)  Hunt  of  Ipswich  (Essex  Deeds,  5  Ips.:  598).  She 

*  “The  depositions  of  Ezekiell  Northend  Aged  70  yrs  &  John  Palmer  aged  70  yrs 
These  deponants  testifie  &  say  y4  being  together  when  Samuel  Hunt  of  Ipswich 
argurd  with  sd  Palmer  one  of  these  deponants  what  he  would  give  his  son  Francis 
upon  marriage  with  his  daughter  Elisabeth  sd  Hunt  drew  sd  Palmer  to  promise  a 
considerable  estate  as  it  is  put  on  Record  as  in  the  Copy  read  this  day  before  Majr 
Gidney  Esq.  &  then  sd  Samuell  Hunt  promised  &  engaged  y4  If  sd  Francis  married 
to  sd  Elizabeth  sd  Samuells  Daughter  y4  he  would  give  his  sd  daughter  as  good  a  por¬ 
tion  before  &  at  ye  decease  of  him  &  his  wife  as  any  man  in  Ipswich  should  give 
any  of  their  daughters  except  four  or  five. 

Ezekiel  Northend  &  John  Palmer  made  oath  to  ye  truth  of  ye  above  written 
ye  10th  day  of  May  1693. 

Coram  me  Barth0  Gedney  Justice  of  the  peace.” 

(Deposition  in  estate  of  Sa.muel  Hunt,  Essex  Probate,  14262.) 


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was  born  in  Ipswich,  29  May,  1661,  and  died  9  July,  1689.  He  married 
(2)  10  June,  1690,  Ann,  daughter  of  Abraham  Jewett  (102).  She 
died  27  Feb.,  1714-5.  He  died  19  Apr.,  1733. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

135  -  7.  Elizabeth^  b.  20  Dec.,  1685. 

135-8.  John,  b.  5  July,  1687;  bur.  10  Aug.,  1687. 

135-9.  John,  b.  21  June,  1689  ;  m.  Mary  Stickney  (189-29). 

135-10.  Sarah,  b.  3  Apr.,  1691 ;  m.  25  Oct.,  1721,  Elihu  Warfield  of  Mendon. 
135-11.  Francis,  b.  22  May,  1694;  m,  Sarah  Stickney  (189-31). 

135-12.  Ann,  m.  Samuel  Nelson  (130-47). 

135-9.  John3  Palmer  ( Francis  135-5;  Sergt.  John  135),  born  21 
June,  1689;  married  18  Nov.,  1709,  Mary,  daughter  of  Lieut.  John 
Stickney  (189-4).  She  died  2  Nov.,  1763.  He  died  22  Dec.,  1763. 
His  will,  dated  24  Nov.,  1763,  mentions  son  John  to  be  executor  and 
have  the  homestead ;  son  Daniel ;  daughters  Elizabeth  Hood,  J ane 
Gould,  Mary  Duty,  Hannah  Walker,  Sarah  Barker,  and  Mehitable 
Smith,  deceased  (Essex  Probate,  341:  73).  John  Palmer  and  wife, 
Mary,  sold,  4  Dec.,  1717,  to  Joshua  Jewett,  about  two  acres  of  land  in 
Rowley,  that  was  a  part  of  the  homestead  of  his  father,  Francis  Palmer 
(Essex  Deeds,  89:  90). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

135-13.  Elizabeth, 4  b.  1  May,  1710 ;  m.  6  Mar.,  1731,  Nathan  Hood  of 
Topsfield. 

135-14.  Daniel,  b.  31  July,  1712;  m.  Elizabeth  Wheeler. 

135-15.  Jane,  b.  24  Dec.,  1714 ;  m.  in  Topsfield,  9  Oct.,  1740,  Simon  Gould 
of  Topsfield  (Goukl  Gen.). 

135-16.  Mary,  b.  1  June,  1717;  m.  Moses  Duty  (61-8). 

135-17.  Hannah,  b.  30  Dec.,  1719 ;  m.  23  Feb.,  1741,  Gidian  Walker  of 
Arundel.  She  was  dismissed  from  Rowley  Church,  9  May,  1742, 
to  Arundel. 

135-18.  Sarah,  b.  7  Feb.,  1721-2;  d.  21  June,  1723. 

135-19.  Sarah,  b.  17  Apr.,  1724;  m.  Joseph  Barker  (13-39). 

135-20.  Mehitable,  b.  18  Mar.,  1726-7;  m.  3  Oct.,  1754,  John  Smith  of  New¬ 
bury. 

135-21.  John,  b.  30  Nov.,  1729;  m.  Elizabeth  Bennett  (16-21). 

135-11.  Francis3  Palmer  ( Francis  135-5;  Sergt.  John  135),  born 
22  May,  1694;  married  30  Oct.,  1716,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Lieut.  John 
Stickney  (189-4).  She  died  10  Nov.,  1722.  He  married  (2)  20  May, 
1725,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Joseph  Brocklebank  (29-12).  She  died 
31  Dec.,  1759.  He  died  29  May,  1778.  His  will,  dated  1  Oct.,  1777, 
mentions  son  Stephen  to  be  executor ;  daughter  Ann  Brocklebank ; 
widow  and  children  of  son  Francis,  deceased;  and  children  of  daughter 
Smith,  deceased  (Essex  Probate,  353:  152). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

135-22.  Ann4  (Hannah,  Ch.  R.),  b.  28  May,  1718;  m.  Nathan  Brocklebank 
(29-26). 


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135-23.  Stephen,  b.  9  Sept.,  1720;  m.  Mary  Todd  (203-36). 

135-24.  An  infant,  d.  4  Nov.,  1722  (Ch.  R.). 

135-25.  Elizabeth,  b.  31  Mar.,  1726;  m.  28  Sept.,  1752,  Joseph  Smith. 
135-26.  Sarah,  b.  13  Oct.,  1728;  d.  3  Sept.,  1736. 

135-27.  Patience,  b.  11  May,  1730 ;  d.  6  Aug-.,  1739. 

135-28.  Francis,  b.  16  Jan.,  1730-1?  (1731-2)  ;  d.  22  Aug.,  1736. 

135-29.  Ruth,  b.  26  June,  1733  ;  d.  3  Sept.,  1736. 

135-30.  Francis,  b.  1  May,  1740;  m.  Rebecca  Dresser  (58-81). 

135-14.  Daniel4  Palmer  ( John  135-9;  Francis  135-5;  Sergt.  John 
135 ),  born  31  July,  1712;  married  in  Ipswich,  28  Oct.,  1736,  Eliza¬ 
beth  Wheeler,  perhaps  daughter  of  Jethro  (215-7).  They  were  dis¬ 
missed  26  Feb.,  1743-4,  from  Rowley  Church  to  the  First  Church  in 
Gloucester.  They  soon  returned  to  Rowley,  and  about  1764,  removed 
to  Maugerville,  N.  B. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley  (births  from  Newbury  Record)  : 

135-31.  Elizabeth^  b.  17  Sept.,  1737. 

135-32.  Ruth,  b.  (torn)  1739  ;  m.  in  Newbury,  6  Feb.,  1760,  Moses  Adams 
of  Newbury. 

135-33.  Mary,*  bp.  11  Jan.,  1740-1;  m.  14  Aug.,  1764  (P.  R.)  Joseph  Garri¬ 
son.  He  d.  in  Jemseg,  N.  B.,  —  Feb.,  1783.  She  m.  (2)  Robert 
Angus  (P.  R.)  ;  she  d.,  a  widow,  14  Feb.,  1822  (P.  R.). 

135-331.  Hannah,  d.  28  Aug.,  1745. 

135-34.  Hannah,  bp.  9  Feb.,  1745-6 ;  d.  1  Feb.,  1748-9. 

135-35.  Daniel,  b.  1  May,  1748. 

135-36.  Sarah,  bp.  20  May,  1750. 

135-37.  Moses,  b.  28  Apr.,  1752. 

135-38.  Abijah,  b.  18  Apr.,  1754. 

135-39.  Nathan,  b.  2  Apr.,  1756. 

135-40.  David,  b.  4  June,  1758  ;  d.  5  Apr.,  1760. 

135-21.  John4  Palmer  ( John  135-9;  Francis  135-5;  Sergt.  John 
135),  born  30  Nov.,  1729;  married  5  Mar.,  1754,  Elizabeth,  daughter 
of  John  Bennett  (16-9).  He  was  living  in  Lancaster,  1771,  and  died 
in  Sterling.  His  will,  proved  6  Jan.,  1807,  mentions  wife,  Elizabeth; 
sons  Joseph  and  William;  daughters  Elizabeth,  Mary,  wife  of  Ephraim 
Osgood,  and  granddaughter  Lucy  May  (Worcester  Probate). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

135-41.  William, s  b.  10  Dec.,  1754. 

135-42.  Joseph,  b.  8  Aug.,  1756. 

135-43.  Elizabeth,  b.  7  Mar.,  1759. 

135-44.  Mary,  b.  25  Mar.,  1762. 

135-23.  Stephen4  Palmer  ( Francis  135-11;  Francis  135-5;  Sergt. 
John  135),  born  9  Sept.,  1720;  married  4  Dec.,  1744,  Mary,  daughter 
of  John  Todd  (203-12).  She  died  22  Apr.,  1790.  He  died  23  June, 
1811.  His  will,  dated  1  Sept.,  1803,  mentions  only  son,  Moses;  daugh- 

*  Grandmother  of  William  Lloyd  Garrison. 


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ters  Ruth  and  Mary  to  have  the  homestead;  Sarah  Dole  and  Susannah 
Warner  (Essex  Probate,  381:  45).  His  homestead  in  Rowley  was  on 
Central  Street,  in  later  years  known  as  the  Dunn  Place.  His  house, 
probably  built  by  Sergt.  John  Palmer  (135),  was  destroyed  by  fire  in 
1931. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

135-45.  Moses, s  b.  23  Sept.,  1745 ;  m.  Abigail  Foster. 

135-46.  Ruth,  b.  20  Aug.,  1747;  d.  21  Nov.,  1825;  unm. 

135-47.  Joseph,  bp.  5  Mar.,  1748-9. 

135-48  Mary,  b.  23  Jan.,  1749-50;  d.  14  Oct.,  1833  ;  unm. 

135-49.  Sarah,  b.  29  July,  1752  ;  m.  (int.  10  May,  1777)  Joseph  Dole. 

135-50.  Susanna,  b.  22  Sept.,  1754;  m.  in  Ipswich,  21  Nov.,  1780,  William 
Warner,  3rd,  of  Ipswich. 

135-51.  Lydia,  bp.  25  Dec.,  1757  ;  d.  31  Aug.,  1759. 

135-52.  Stephen,  bp.  13  Jan.,  1760;  d.  17  Nov.,  1760. 

135-53.  An  infant,  d.  14  Sept.,  1763. 

135-30.  Francis4  Palmer  ( Francis  135-11;  Francis  135-5;  Sergt. 
John  135 ),  born  1  May,  1740;  married  21  Apr.,  1761,  Rebecca,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Daniel  Dresser  (58-52).  She  was  insane  for  many  years  and 
died  28  Dec.,  1813.  He  died  19  Aug.,  1773.  In  the  division  of  his 
estate,  1787,  mention  is  made  of  children  Elizabeth,  Sarah,  John  Pem¬ 
berton  Palmer  and  Aaron  Palmer  (Essex  Probate,  52:  170). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

135-54.  Elizabeth^  b.  7  Jan.,  1762. 

135-55.  Daniel,  b.  21  Feb.,  1764;  d.  29  Feb.,  1764. 

135-56.  Aaron,  bp.  7  July,  1765  ;  d.  11  Sept.,  1766. 

135-57.  Sarah,  bp.  14  Feb.,  1768;  d.  2  Aug.,  1819;  unm.  Her  will,  dated 
17  June,  1818,  mentions  as  legatees :  Brother  Aaron  Palmer  to 
have  $60,  and  his  daughter  (unnamed),  all  her  clothing;  Betsey 
Palmer,  daughter  of  Brother  John  Pemberton  Palmer,  “my  gold 
necklace”  and  the  residue  of  the  estate  (Essex  Probate,  394 : 
573). 

135-58.  John  Pemberton,  bp.  12  Aug.,  1770 ;  m.  25  June,  1793,  Abigail 
Jewett  (101-191).  They  moved  to  Wentworth,  N.  H.,  in  1800. 

135-59.  Aaron,  b.  1  Feb.,  1773. 

135-45.  Moses5  Palmer  ( Stephen  135-23;  Francis  135-11;  Fran¬ 
cis  135-5;  Sergt.  John  135),  born  23  Sept.,  1745;  married  18  May, 
1773,  Abigail  Foster  of  Ipswich;  died  23  Dec.,  1826.  Rev.  soldier. 
His  homestead  in  Rowley  was  on  Central  Street,  now  (1932)  owned 
by  James  Gilday.  His  will,  dated  8  Feb.,  1819,  mentions  wife  (un¬ 
named)  ;  youngest  daughter,  Elizabeth,  wife  of  Solomon  Lowell,  $10 ; 
oldest  daughter,  Dolly,  residue  (Essex  Probate,  406:  132).  His  widow, 
Abigail,  died  29  Aug.,  1839.* 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

135-60.  An  infant^  d.  20  Mar.,  1775. 

135-61.  Dorothy  (Dolly),  b.  23  Feb.,  1776;  d.  23  Mar.,  1849;  unm. 

*  Rowley  Record  has  this  “Dolly  Palmer,”  but  I  have  verified  from  those  who 
knew  her  well.  (G.  B.  B.) 


266  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

135-62.  Elizabeth,  b.  2  Oct.,  1778  ;  m.  7  Dec.,  1795,  Solomon  Lowell,  Jr. ; 

d.  9  Apr.,  1849.  Her  will,  dated  30  Mar.,  1849,  mentions  herself 
as  of  Rowley,  widow ;  sons  Moses  P.  Lowell  and  William  Lowell ; 
daughter  Elizabeth  Cummings,  a  widow ;  grandson  Solomon  L. 
Cummings ;  Thomas  E.  Payson  executor  and  trustee  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate). 


PARRAT 

136.  Dea.  Francis1  Parrat  was  a  freeman,  13  May,  1640;  town 
clerk,  1641;  one  of  the  committee  to  register  house  lots,  1643,  he  hav¬ 
ing  two  of  two  acres  each.  He  was  a  man  of  ability  and  influence,  and 
his  penmanship  shown  on  Rowley  records  attests  his  skill.  He  married 

Elizabeth  - .  Rev.  Ezekiel  Rogers  mentions  her  in  his  will,  1660, 

as  “my  sometime  servant.”  He  was  deacon  of  Rowley  Church,  though 
his  name  has  never  appeared  on  the  printed  lists.  Tn  a  paper  on  file 
in  Essex  Probate,  being  the  return  of  the  division  of  the  estate  of  Mrs. 
Ann  Hobson,  dated  3  Dec.,  1694,  a  parcel  of  the  land  is  described  as 
bounded  “by  ye  land  yt  was  Dea.  parrats”;  the  division  was  made  by 
Ezekiel  Northend,  Jr.,  Nehemiah  Jewett  and  Capt.  Joseph  Jewett, 
men  who  would  have  known  who  had  been  deacons  of  their  church. 
See  Henry  Smith  (183). 

He  went  to  England  on  business  and  died  there,  1656.  His  will, 
dated  18  Nov.,  1655,  proved  30  Sept.,  1656,  mentions  himself  as  “in¬ 
tending  to  take  a  journey  to  England”;  wife  Elizabeth,  and  six  daugh¬ 
ters  (unnamed)  (Essex  Probate).  He  brought  with  him  his  two  sis¬ 
ters,  Ann,  who  married  Dea.  Thomas  Mighill  (127)  and  Faith,  who 
married  John  Smith  (182).  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  married  (2) 
Thomas  Tenney  (195).  See  will  of  Faith,  widow  of  William  Law 
(114). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

136-1.  Elizabeth^  b.  1 :  3  mo.  1640;  m.  Samuel  Wooster  (224). 

136-2.  Faith,  b.  20 :  1  mo.  1642;  m.  Ezekiel  Jewett  (100-1). 

136-3.  Sarah,  b.  22 :  12  mo.  1643 ;  bur.  9  Oct.,  1663. 

136-4.  Mercy,  b.  23:  1  mo.  1646;  m.  John  Tenney  (195-1). 

136-5.  Mary,  b.  15:  5  mo.,  1647;  m.  John  Sawyer  (164-3). 

136-6.  Martha,  b.  9  :  8  mo.  1649;  m,  Isaac  Colby  (42). 

136-7.  Hannah,  b.  21 :  12  mo.  1651 ;  d.  soon. 

PARRAT 

137.  John  Parrat  is  said  by  Savage  to  have  been  in  Rowley  in 
1643.  We  find  no  record  of  him;  probably  should  be  John  Jarrat  (99). 

PAYSON 

138.  Rev.  Edward2  Payson,  fourth  minister  of  Rowley,  was  the 
son  of  Edward1  of  Roxbury,  where  he  was  born  20  June,  1657;  Harvard 
College,  1677 ;  ordained  and  settled,  25  Oct.,  1682,  teacher  of  the  church 
in  Rowley.  Rev.  Samuel  Phillips  was  pastor  until  his  death,  1696, 


267 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

when  Mr.  Payson  became  pastor.  He  married  7  Nov.,  1683,  Elizabeth, 
daughter  of  Rev.  Samuel  Phillips  (144).  She  died  1  Oct.,  1724  “Proh 
Dolor!  Ye  L4  bring  me  &  mine  safe  home  to  rest  too.”  (Ch.  R.)  (G.  S.). 

He  married  (2)  (int.  10  Sept.,  1726)  Elizabeth,  widow  of  Col.  Sam¬ 
uel  Appleton  of  Ipswich  and  daughter  of  William  Whittingham.  The 
second  meeting-house  was  built  in  his  time  and  the  date  is  shown  by 
the  following  extract  from  his  record: —  “Went  to  worship  God  in  our 
new  house  Nov.  7,  1697.”  The  Rev.  Jedidiah  Jewett,  his  colleague 
and  successor,  entered  his  death  in  the  Church  Record  as  follows: — 
“The  Rev4.  Mr.  Edward  Payson  died  Aug.  22,  1732,  about  ye  rising 
of  ye  Sun  In  y*  76  year  of  his  age  after  about  a  month’s  Languishment 
and  after  He  had  preached  y*5  Gospel  in  Rowley  more  than  51  years. 
Beati  Mortui  ii  qui  Domini  causa  moriuntur  etiam  dicit  Spiritus  ut 
requiescant  a  laboribus  suis  &  opera  eorum  Sequuntur  eos.”  Adminis¬ 
tration  granted  to  son  Eliphalet  (Essex  Probate,  319:  48).  (Monu¬ 
ment). 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

138-1.  Elizabeth^  b.  26  Nov.,  1684;  d.  6  Dec.,  1684. 

138-2.  Sarah,  b.  27  Jan.,  1685-6;  d.  28  May,  1688. 

138-3.  Mary,  b.  —  Sept.,  1687  ;  m.  Joseph  Jewett  (101-34). 

138-4.  Eliphalet,  b.  12  Nov.,  1689;  m.  Jane  Northend  (132-11). 

138-5.  Mehitable,  b.  19  Jan.,  1690-1;  m.  Humphrey  Hobson  (89-4). 

138  -  6.  Samuel,  b.  5  Feb.,  1692-3  ;  m.  Mary  Tuttle. 

138-7.  Edward,  b.  5  June,  1694;  m.  Phebe  Harris  (79-29). 

138-8.  Elizabeth,  b.  5  Feb.,  1696-7;  m.  Ezekiel  Northend  (132-10). 

138-9.  Hannah,  b.  14  Oct.,  1698;  d.  5  Dec.,  1725  (G.  S.). 

138-10.  Eliot,  b.  11  Mar.,  1699-1700;  m.  Mary  Todd  (203-26). 

138-11.  Stephen,  b.  25  Jan.,  1700-1 ;  d.  8  Feb.,  1700-1. 

138-12.  Sarah,  b.  3  Mar.,  1701-2 ;  d.  20  Mar.,  1701-2. 

138-13.  Jonathan,  b.  3  Mar.,  1702-3;  settled  in  Boston. 

138-14.  David,  b.  5  Mar.,  1704-5 ;  m.  Elizabeth  Appleton. 

138-15.  Phillips,  b.  27  Apr.,  1707 ;  d.  3  May,  1707. 

138-16.  Sarah,  b.  24  Jan.,  1708-9;  d.  24  Apr.,  1709. 

138-17.  Susannah,  b.  17  Nov.,  1712 ;  m.  26  Sept.,  1732,  James  Hibbert. 

138-4.  Eliphalet3  Payson  (Rev.  Edward  138;  Edward  of  Rox- 
bury),  born  12  Nov.,  1689;  married  13  May,  1722,  Jane,  daughter  of 
Ezekiel  Northend  (132-6).  She  died  24  Nov.,  1722  (G.  S.).  He 
married  (2)  16  Feb.,  1725-6,  Ednah,  daughter  of  Mark  Prime  (153-5). 
She  died  at  the  house  of  her  son-in-law,  Paul  Jewett,  28  May,  1778. 
He  died  12  May,  1776.  His  home  was  the  house  formerly  of  the  Rev. 
Samuel  Phillips,  on  the  east  side  of  Central  Street. 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

138-18.  An  infant, 4  d.  18  Nov.,  1722. 

138-19.  An  infant,  d.  19  Feb.,  1726-7. 

138-20.  Eliphalet,  b.  29  Apr.,  1728  ;  d.  8  May,  1736. 

138-21.  Jane,  b.  15  Dec.,  1730;  d.  26  May,  1736. 

138-22.  Mark,  b.  23  Sept.,  1733  ;  d.  5  May,  1736. 


268  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

138-23.  Jane,  b.  20  May,  1737  ;  m.  Paul  Jewett  (101-92). 

138-24.  Mary,  b.  14  Jan.,  1740-1;  m.  6  Mar.,  1760,  Dr.  Mark  Howe  of 
Ipswich . 

138-6.  Samuel3  Payson  (Rev.  Edward  138;  Edvjard  of  Roxbury), 
born  5  Feb.,  1692-3;  Harvard  College,  1716;  married  4  Jan.,  1721-2, 
Mary  Tuttle  of  Ipswich.  He  was  a  schoolmaster  in  Rowley  for  many 
years;  sometimes  assisted  his  father  in  the  ministry.  He  died  6  Sept., 
1768.  His  widow,  Mary,  died  2  Apr.,  1771. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

138-25.  Sarah, 4  b.  19  Nov.,  1722;  m.  26  May,  1761,  Jonathan  Call  of  New¬ 
bury. 

138-26.  Samuel,  bp.  15  Mar.,  1724 ;  d.  young-. 

138-27.  Phillips,  bp.  11  Apr.,  1725  ;  d.  23  Nov.,  1800;  unm. 

138-28.  Mary,  b.  20  Feb.,  1727-8 ;  d.  5  June,  1810 ;  unm. 

138-29.  Elizabeth,  bp.,  29  May,  1731 ;  d.  4  Sept.,  1747. 

138-30.  Hannah,  b.  4  June,  1733  ;  d.  16  Jan.,  1816;  unm. 

138-7.  Dea.  Edward3  Payson  (Rev.  Edward  138;  Edward  of  Rox¬ 
bury),  born  5  June,  1694;  married  20  Aug.,  1723,  Phebe,  daughter 
of  Timothy  Harris  (79-7).  She  died  12  Nov.,  1765  (G.  S.).  He  died 
1  Mar.,  1769  (G.  S.). 

His  will,  dated  11  Nov.,  1768,  mentions  Sarah  Hammond,  relict  of 
Oliver  Hammond,  late  of  Rowley,  dec’d;  Nathaniel  Hammond,  son 
of  said  Oliver,  a  minor  (born  29  Dec.,  1756),  to  have  all  the  real  estate 
and  most  of  personal  property;  brothers  and  sisters,  viz.,  Eliphalet, 
Eliot,  and  Jonathan,  Mehitable  Gibson,  Elizabeth  Northend,  and  Susan¬ 
nah  Hibbert;  “children  of  my  late  brother  Samuel  Payson”;  Sarah 
Hammond,  daughter  of  said  Oliver;  Phillips  Payson;  Mary  Payson, 
daughter  of  said  Samuel,  and  her  sister  Hannah;  three  youngest  chil¬ 
dren  of  said  Samuel  (unnamed) ;  “trusty  nephew,  Humphrey  Hobson 
extr.”  (Essex  Probate,  345:274). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

138-31.  An  infant, 4  b.  29  Aug.,  1724. 

138-32.  Edward,  bp.  10  Apr.,  1726;  d.  19  June,  1726. 

138-33.  Edward,  bp.  15  Dec.,  1728 ;  d.  young. 

138-34.  Phebe,  bp.  20  Jan.,  1733-4;  d.  27  Jan.,  1733-4. 

138-10.  Lieut.  Eliot3  Payson  (Rev.  Edward  138;  Edward  of 
Roxbury ),  born  11  Mar.,  1699-1700;  married  7  Nov.,  1722,  Mary, 
daughter  of  James  Todd  (203-10).  She  died  8  Sept.,  1758  (G.  S.). 
He  died  4  May,  1774  (G.  S.). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

138-35.  Elizabeth, 4  b.  23  Mar.,  1723-4;  m.  Joseph  Burpee  (32-19). 

138-36.  Edward,  b.  —  Jan.,  1727-8;  m.  Widow  Hannah  Pearson  (140-114). 
138-37.  An  infant,  d.  1  Jan.,  1729-30. 

138-38.  James,  b.  20  June,  1731;  m.  Elizabeth  Boynton  (22-94). 

138-39.  Eliot,  bp.  9  Dec.,  1733  ;  d.  16  July,  1736. 

]  38-40.  Mary,  bp.  18  Jan.,  1735-6;  d.  11  July,  1736. 


269 


Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

138-41.  Eliot,  b.  16  May,  1737  ;  m.  Mary  Haseltine  of  Bradford. 

138-42.  David,  b.  11  Nov.,  1739  ;  a  soldier;  “Killed  by  the  enemy  July  20, 
1758”  (Ch.  R.)  ;  unm. 

138-43.  Moses  Paul,  b.  26  Jan.,  1742-3;  m.  Deborah  Gage  (69-31). 

138-44.  Mary,  b.  11  Mar.,  1744-5;  m.  Ezekiel  Sawyer  (164-30). 

138-14.  David3  Payson  {Rev.  Edward  138;  Edward  of  Roxbury), 
born  5  Mar.,  1704-5;  married  5  Mar.,  1728,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of 
Col.  Samuel  and  Elizabeth  (Whittingham)  Appleton  of  Ipswich.  She 
was  born  in  Ipswich,  31  Aug.,  1712.  He  died  9  Aug.,  1734  (G-.  S.). 
His  widow,  Elizabeth,  married  (2)  Nathaniel  Mighill  (127-29). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

138-45.  Elizabeth, 4  b.  2  Feb.,  1728-9;  m.  18  May,  1748.  Beniamin  Adams; 
d.  23  Dec.,  1753. 

138-451.  An  infant,  d.  31  Jan.,  1732-3. 

138-36.  Capt.  Edward4  Payson  {Lieut.  Eliot  138-10;  Rev.  Ed¬ 
ward  138;  Edward  of  Roxbury),  born  —  Jan.,  1727-8;  married  8  Feb., 
1753,  Hannah,  widow  of  Stephen  Pearson  (140-114).  She  died  19 
Dec.,  1784,  aged  54  years  (G.  S.).  He  married  (2)  22  Apr.,  1786, 
Sarah,  widow  of  Humphrey  Hobson  Richards  and  daughter  of  Jonathan 
Pearson  (140-108).  She  eloped  with  Dr.  William  Hale,  1791.  They 
went  to  Virginia  where  he  died  in  1798.  She  returned  and  died  in 
Salem,  10  Jan.,  1821.  Capt.  Edward  Payson  died  29  Oct.,  1797  (G-.  S.). 

His  will,  dated  26  Sept.,  1797,  mentions  himself  as  late  of  Rowley, 
now  resident  of  Boxford;  daughter  Hannah,  wife  of  Capt.  Francis 
Perley  of  Boxford,  to  have  the  homestead  in  Rowley;  daughter  Nabby 
Payson;  son  Francis  Perley  to  be  executor  (Essex  Probate,  365:  433). 
Rev.  soldier,  rank  of  captain. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

138-46.  Hannah, s  b.  28  July,  1760;  m.  31  Oct.,  1786,  Capt.  Francis  Perley 
of  Boxford.  He  d.  17  July,  1810,  aged  65  years  (G.  S.  Rowley). 
She  d.  22  Jan.,  1814  (G.  S.  Rowley). 

138-47.  Abigail  (Nabby),  b.  25  Apr.,  1787.  Reared  by  her  uncle,  Moses 
Paul  Payson  (138-43).  Her  son  Edward*  (William)  Payson, s  m. 
his  cousin,  Jane  Payson  Jewett  (101-183). 

138-38.  James4  Payson  {Lieut.  Eliot  138-10;  Rev.  Edward  138; 
Edward  of  Roxbury ),  born  20  June,  1731;  married  7  Dec.,  1756,  Eliza¬ 
beth,  daughter  of  Ephraim  Boynton  (22-48).  He  moved  to  Winchen- 
don,  before  1783,  where  she  died  19  Aug.,  1784.  He  married  (2)  22 
Nov.,  1796,  Widow  Sarah  Robbins  of  Bolton  (Winchendon  R.).  He 
died  in  Winchendon,  21  Aug.,  1811.  His  will,  dated  25  June,  1810, 
mentions  wife,  Sarah;  son  Edward’s  children  (unnamed);  sons  David, 
James  and  Eliot;  daughters  Elizabeth  Payson,  Mehitable  Payson,  Sarah 
Goodhue,  Jane  Tucker,  and  Mary,  deceased  (Worcester  Probate). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

138-48.  Edward, s  b.  25  Oct.,  1757. 

*  The  given  name  of  this  man  is  sometimes  written  Edward  and  sometimes 
William.  It  may  have  been  Edward  William  or  William  Edward. 


270  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

138-49.  David,  b.  5  May,  1759. 

138-50.  Elizabeth,  b.  13  Apr.,  1761. 

138-51.  Mary,  b.  3  Aug.,  1763. 

138-52.  James,  b.  24  Aug.,  1765. 

138-53.  Eliot,  b.  18  Aug.,  1767 ;  d.  8  Sept.,  1767. 

138-54.  Sarah,  b.  4  Dec.,  1768. 

138-55.  Jane,  b.  11  Mar.,  1771. 

138-56.  Eliot,  b.  31  Aug.,  1773. 

138-57.  Mehitable,  b.  6  Aug.,  1776. 

138-41.  Eliot4  Payson  (Lieut.  Eliot  138-10;  Rev.  Edward  138; 
Edward  of  Roxbury),  born  16  May,  1737;  married  30  Nov.,  1760,  Mary, 
daughter  of  David  Haseltine  of  Bradford,  where  he  died  25  Dec.,  1799 
(GL  S.  Bradford).  Administration  granted  6  Jan.,  1800  (Essex  Pro¬ 
bate,  367:  236).  His  widow,  Mary,  married  (2)  5  Dec.,  1801,  Dea. 
Richard  Walker  of  Bradford,  and  died  4  Apr.,  1826,  aged  85  years 
(Gr.  S.  Bradford). 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

138-58.  David, s  b.  24  Aug.,  1761 ;  moved  to  Wiscasset,  Me.  Prob.  m.  in 
Ipswich,  24  Dec.,  1789,  Nancy  Ingersol  of  Ipswich.  He  was 
then  of  Pownalboro,  Me. 

Children  born  in  Bradford : 

138-59.  Mary,  b.  18  June,  1764;  m.  in  Bradford,  27  June,  1785,  Samuel 
Webster  of  Bradford. 

138-60.  Betty,  b.  17  Jan.,  1767  ;  m.  Gen.  David  Payson,  then  of  Rindge, 
N.  H. 

138-61.  Eliot,  b.  25  Nov.,  1769 ;  m.  Eunice  Fitts. 

138-62.  Jonathan,  b.  17  Aug.,  1772  ;  m.  in  Bradford,  —  Mar.,  1795,  Polly 
Gage  of  Bradford. 

138-63.  Ebenezer,  b.  12  Sept.,  1774;  m.  in  Bradford,  27  Nov.,  1806,  Zelenda 
Kimball ;  d.  in  Bradford,  22  June,  1825. 

138-64.  Eliphalet,  b.  22  Aug.,  1776;  m.  Betsey  Bradley;  residence,  Wis¬ 
casset,  Me. 

138-65.  Patjl,  twin,  b.  28  June,  1780 ;  moved  to  Wiscasset,  Me. 

138-66.  - ,  twin,  b.  28  June.  1780. 

138-43.  Moses  Paul4  Payson  (Lieut.  Eliot  138-10;  Rev.  Edward 
138;  Edward  of  Roxbury ),  born  26  Jan.,  1742-3;  married  26  Apr., 
1768,  Deborah,  daughter  of  Col.  Thomas  Gage  (69-21) ;  died  19  Nov., 
1822.  Rev.  soldier.  His  widow,  Deborah,  died  7  Dec.,  1833. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

138-67.  Deborah, 5  b.  17  Apr.,  1769 ;  d.  25  Mar.,  1814,  at  the  house  of  her 
brother,  Moses  Paul,  in  Bath,  N.  H. ;  unm. 

138-68.  Moses  Paltl,  b.  9  Dec.,  1770 ;  Dartmouth  Coll.,  1793  ;  President 
N.  H.  Senate. 

138-69.  Eliot,  b.  8  Apr.,  1773  ;  wrent  from  Rowley  in  1794  and  never  re¬ 
turned. 

138-70.  Thomas,  b.  11  Feb.,  1775  ;  m.  Hannah  Scott  (168-51). 

138-71.  David,  b.  5  Apr.,  1777  ;  m.  Fanny  Nourse. 

138-72.  Mary,  b.  1  Oct.,  1781;  d.  17  Sept.,  1801;  unm. 


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138-70.  Thomas5  Payson  ( Moses  Paul  138-43;  Lieut.  Eliot  138- 
10;  Rev  Edward  138;  Edward  of  Roxbury),  born  11  Feb.,  1775;  mar¬ 
ried  22  May,  1798,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Moses  Scott  (168-41).  He 
died  31  Dec.,  1848  (G.  S.).  His  widow,  Hannah,  died  12  Aug.,  1864 
(G.  S.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

138-73.  Harriet^  d.  5  Apr.,  1799. 

138-74.  Thomas  Eliot,  b.  24  June,  1813;  Amherst  Coll.,  1834;  lawyer; 

Sheriff  of  Essex  Co. ;  m.  in  Boston,  Hannah  Brown ;  both  bur. 
in  Rowley. 

138-71.  David5  Payson  (Moses  Paul  138-43;  Lieut.  Eliot  138-10; 
Rev.  Edward  138;  Edward  of  Roxbury),  born  5  Apr.,  1777;  married 
25  Feb.,  1806,  Fanny,  daughter  of  Daniel  and  Eunice  (Perley)  Nourse 
of  Ipswich.  She  died  9  Dec.,  1808,  aged  29  years  (G.  S.).  He  mar¬ 
ried  (2)  3  June,  1811,  Ruth,  widow  of  John  Harris  (79-48).  She 
died  10  Dec.,  1839.  He  died  12  Sept.,  1873. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

138-75.  Mary, e  d.  30  July,  1807. 

138-76.  An  infant,  d.  6  Jan.,  1809. 

138-77.  Deborah  Gage,  b.  17  Sept.,  1812;  d.  9  Oct.,  1855;  unm. 

138-78.  Ruth  Pickard,  b.  23  June,  1814;  m.  George  A.  Todd  (203-205). 
138-79.  Sarah  Dresser,  b.  4  Apr.,  1816;  d.  soon. 

138-80.  Sarah  Dresser,  b.  14  Apr.,  1817;  d.  22  Jan.,  1896;  unm.;  last  of 
the  name  in  Rowley. 

138-81.  Moses  Paul,  b.  22  Aug.,  1820;  m.  in  Newburyport,  11  May,  1846, 
Susan  H.  Hodge  of  N.  H. ;  d.  30  June,  1877,  without  issue. 

138- 82.  Eliot,  b.  26  Oct.,  1823 ;  d.  19  Sept.,  1824. 

PEARL 

139.  John1  Pearl,  birth  and  parentage  unknown;  family  tradi¬ 
tion  is  that  he  came  from  Yorkshire,  England,  after  1680;  married 
before  1685,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Richard  Holmes  (90).  He  was 
living  in  Bradford,  1695,  and  probably  much  earlier.  His  homestead 
in  Bradford  was  near  Boxford  line.  He  died  before  14  July,  1710. 
See  Richard  Holmes  (90).  His  widow,  Elizabeth,  died  26  Mar.,  1744 
(West  Boxford  Ch.  R.).  Her  will,  dated  23  Mar.,  1743-4,  mentions 
herself  as  a  widow  and  of  Boxford;  son  Timothy  Pearl;  son  Richard 
Pearl  as  residuary  legatee  and  executor ;  daughters  Alice  Peabody,  Mary 
Pearl,  Ellenor  Stiles  and  Jane  Nelson  (Essex  Probate). 

Children  (births  from  Bradford  Record)  : 

139- 1.  Alice, 2  mentioned  in  grandfather’s  will,  1695 ;  m.  -  Peabody. 

139-2.  Elizor  (?),  bp.  5  Apr.,  1685;  prob.  same  as  Alice  above. 

139-3.  John,  b.  16  Jan.,  1686-7 ;  bur.  in  Rowdey,  10  Mar.,  1687. 

139-4.  Mary,  bp.  22  June,  1690 ;  mentioned  in  grandfather’s  will,  1695. 

139-5.  Ellen  (Ellenor),  bp.  22  June,  1690;  mentioned  in  grandfather’s 
will,  1695;  m.  in  Boxford,  18  Jan.,  1715,  John  Stiles  of  Boxford. 

139-6.  John,  b.  4  Jan.,  1692-3  ;  mentioned  in  grandfather’s  will,  1695. 


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139-7.  Timothy,  b.  23  Feb.,  1694-5;  mentioned  in  grandfather’s  will,  1695. 

139-8.  Jane,  b.  9  Oct.,  1698;  m.  in  Bradford,  9  July,  1722,  Thomas  Messer 
of  Bradford;  m.  (2)  -  Nelson. 

139-9.  Kichaed,  b.  20  May,  1702;  d.  20  Dec.,  1793  (G.  S.  West  Boxford). 

PEARSON  PEIRSON  PERSON  PERSONS  PIERSON 

140.  Dea.  John1  Pearson  was  not  of  the  first  company  bnt  a  very 
early  settler,  probably  1643.  It  is  a  tradition  in  the  family  that  he 
was  a  native  of  Yorkshire,  England.  The  date  of  his  birth  is  not 
known,  though  probably  before  1610.  His  name  is  first  mentioned  on 
the  Rowley  records  in  the  birth  record  of  his  child,  1643.  He  was 
made  freeman,  26  May,  1647,  and  ordained  deacon  of  the  Rowley 
Church,  24  Oct.,  1686. 

The  acre  and  half  house  lot  laid  out  to  him  in  the  second  division 
of  house  lots,  about  1645,  was  situated  on  the  east  side  of  Holme  Street, 
south  of  Richard  Leighton’s  lot  and  about  100  rods  north  of  the  first 
meeting  house.  This  was  his  home  until  about  1667  when  he  moved 
to  “The  Mills,”  the  chief  seat  of  his  business  and  property.  This  lot 
is  now  (1932)  owned  by  heirs  of  Calvin  R.  Titcomb.  Where  the  old 
county  road  (the  Bay  Road)  leading  from  Rowley  to  Newbury  crosses 
Mill  River  and  where  the  fresh  water  mingles  with  the  salt  is  the  site 
of  the  first  mills  in  Rowley.  Here,  soon  after  the  settlement  of  the 
town,  probably  as  early  as  1642,  Thomas  Nelson  (130)  built  a  grist 
mill  and  a  sawmill,  and  here,  by  1643,  John  Pearson  had  built  a  full¬ 
ing  or  clothiers  mill,  the  first  in  New  England.  He  operated  these 
mills,  having  purchased  the  grist  mill  and  the  sawmill,  until  his  death 
in  1693.  The  fulling  mill  continued  to  be  operated  by  the  Pearson 
family  until  1809. 

The  grist  mills,  later  called  Glen  Mills,  together  with  a  large  landed 
estate,  passed  from  father  to  son  in  undisturbed  descent  to  John  Pear¬ 
son  (140-199),  who  died  in  1819.  These  mills  passed  from  the  Pearson 
family  to  the  Dummer  family  in  1817  and  were  operated  by  them  until 
destroyed  by  fire  in  1916,  when  the  business  was  removed  to  Newbury- 
port. 

Many  of  the  first  settlers  of  Rowley  were  weavers.  Johnson,  in  his 
“Wonder-Working  Providence”  (London,  1654),  says  of  the  Rowley 
people:  “These  people  being  industrious  every  way,  soon  built  many 
houses,  to  the  number  of  about  three-score  families,  and  were  the  first 
that  set  upon  making  Cloth  in  this  Western  World;  for  which  end 
they  built  a  fulling  mill,  and  caused  their  little  ones  to  be  very  diligent 
in  spinning  cotton-wool,  many  of  them  having  been  clothiers  in  Eng¬ 
land.”  Gov.  Winthrop,  under  date  of  “12th  of  Fourth  month,  1643” 
says:  “Our  supplies  from  England  failing  much  men  began  to  look 
about  them,  and  fell  to  a  manufacture  of  cotton;  wherof  we  had  a  store 
from  Barbadoes,  and  of  hemp  and  flax;  wherein  Rowley,  to  their  great 
commendation,  exceeded  all  other  towns.” 

The  quantity  of  cloth  made  by  the  Rowley  people  can  never  be  accu¬ 
rately  determined,  but  as  Dea.  Pearson’s  mill  for  fulling  cloth  was  the 
only  one  in  Eastern  Massachusetts  for  nearly  fifty  years,  an  account 


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of  some  of  the  work  done  there  is  of  interest.  Two  of  his  ledgers  for 
the  years  between  1672  and  1688  have  been  preserved  and  show  the 
number  of  yards  of  cloth  fulled  by  him,  except  such  as  was  paid  for 
on  delivery.  The  quantity  charged  between  the  above  dates  was  64,087 
}rards,  and  probably  that  paid  for  at  the  time  of  delivery  was  half  as 
much  more,  making  a  total  of  about  100,000  yards.  Of  the  104  fami¬ 
lies  named  by  Gage  as  forming  the  entire  population  of  Rowley  in 
1680,  103  had  accounts  with  Dea.  Pearson  for  cloth  dressing.  Although 
his  best  patrons,  these  were  not  his  only  ones.  His  ledgers  contain 
accounts  with  618  individuals  from  almost  every  town  in  Essex  County 
and  vicinity.  Among  the  largest  patrons  of  the  mill  from  Rowley  were 
the  following  with  the  number  of  yards  charged: 

Leonard  Harriman  (78)  2117  yds.  between  1673  and  1686. 

John  Todd  (203)  2247  "  "  1673  "  1682. 

James  Dickinson  (54-1)  569  "  "  1673  "  1687. 

Dea.  Max.  Jewett  (100)  937  "  “  1673  "  1683. 

Dea.  Ez.  Jewett  (100-1)  490  "  "  1673  “  1687. 

Even  the  families  of  the  ministers  and  doctor  of  the  parish  clothed 
themselves  by  their  own  handiwork.  Thus  Mrs.  Mary  Rogers,  widow 
of  the  first  minister,  had  dressed  35  yards  between  1673  and  1676. 
Rev.  Samuel  Phillips  (144)  779  yds.  between  1673  and  1687. 

Rev.  Edward  Payson  (138)  55  "  "  1685  "  1688. 

Rev.  Jere.  Shepard  (174)  72  "  "  1674  "  1675. 

Dr.  David  Bennet  (16)  85  “  "  1673  "  1675. 

From  the  many  and  responsible  civil  offices  with  which  his  townsmen 
honored  him  we  infer  that  he  was  highly  esteemed  as  a  prudent  man 
in  the  management  of  affairs.  He  was  often  moderator  of  town  meet¬ 
ings,  selectman  and  assessor,  and  for  nine  sessions  of  the  Great  and 
General  Court  at  Boston  he  attended  as  the  deputy  from  Rowley.  In 
the  year  1687  he,  with  others,  in  resisting  the  tyranny  of  Governor 
Andros,  was  cited  to  appear  before  the  Court  in  Boston,  where  he  was 
fined  and  imprisoned  for  "nearly  two  weeks.” 

John  Pearson  was  by  trade  a  carpenter;  in  all  recorded  deeds,  with 
one  exception,  he  is  so  designated,  never  clothier  or  cloth-dresser.  After 
the  occupation  and  purchase  of  the  Nelson  saw  and  grist  mills  he  was 
once  styled  "miller.”  He  brought  with  him  to  Rowley  his  wife,  Dorcas. 
Her  maiden  name  is  unknown;  they  lived  together  fifty  years.  He  died 
22  Dec.,  1693.  She  died  12  Jan.,  1702-3.  More  than  two  years  before 
his  death  he  gave  the  larger  part  of  his  property  to  his  children.  He 
conveyed  "my  now  dwelling  house”  to  his  youngest  child,  Stephen. 

Certain  facts  in  the  foregoing  were  contributed  by  John  M.  Pearson, 
Esq.,  of  Schenectady,  N.  Y. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

140  -  1.  Mary, 2  b.  26  :  3  mo.  1643  ;  d.  in  infancy. 

140-2.  John,  b.  27:  10  mo.  1644;  m.  Mary  Pickard  (145-2). 

140-3.  Elizabeth,  b.  17  :  8  mo.  1646;  m.  John  Hopkinson  (91-4). 

140  -  4.  Samuel,  b.  29  :  5  mo.  1648 ;  m.  Mary  Poore. 

140  -  5.  Dorcas,*  b.  25  :  2  mo.  1650 ;  alive  and  married,  1697. 

*  A  paper  of  1697,  on  file  in  Essex  Probate,  has  her  name  in  full  but  so  indistinct 
I  cannot  certainly  determine  the  surname;  I  think  it  is  Bryant  (G.  B.  B.). 


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140-6.  Mary,  b.  17:  12  mo.  1651;  m.  Samuel  Palmer  (134-1). 

140-7.  Jeremiah,  b.  25  :  8  mo.  1653  ;  m.  Priscilla  Hazen  (85-7). 

140  -  8.  Sarah,  b.  3  :  3  mo.  1655  ;  bur.  10  :  8  mo.  1655. 

140  -  9.  Joseph,  b.  21  Aug.,  1656 ;  was  of  Lothrop’s  “flower  of  Essex,”  and 
killed  by  Indians  near  Hatfield,  25  Aug.,  1675  (Savage). 

140-10.  Benjamin,  b.  6 :  2  mo.  1658  ;  m.  Hannah  Thurston. 

140-11.  Phebe,  b.  13  Apr.,  1660;  m.  Timothy  Harris  (79-7). 

140-12.  Stephen,  m.  Mary  French. 

140-13.  Sarah,  b.  6  May,  1666;  bur.  16:  11  mo.  1666. 

140-2.  Capt.  John2  Peaeson  ( Dea .  John  140),  born  27:  10  mo. 
1644;  married  14  Feb.  1670-1,  Mary,  daughter  of  John  Pickard  (145). 
He  succeeded  his  father  in  ownership  of  “The  Mills/5  and  was  styled 
miller,  clothdresser  and  farmer.  He  died  12  Mar.,  1722-3  (Gr.  S.). 
His  will,  dated  16  Nov.,  1722,  mentions  wife,  Mary,  who  is  to  be  execu¬ 
trix;  son  Joseph;  daughters  Sarah  Plummer,  Dorcas  Hobson,  Jane 
Plummer  and  Rebecca  Dole  (Essex  Probate,  313:  615).  His  widow, 
Mary,  died  13  Apr.,  1728  (Ch.  R.),  12  Apr.,  1728,  in  her  77th  year 
(Gr.  S.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

140-14.  Sarah, 3  bp.  7  Apr.,  1672;  m.  Jonathan  Plummer  (151). 

140-15.  John,  b.  1  Dec.,  1674 ;  d.  19  Oct.,  1694. 

140-16.  Joseph,  b.  22  Oct.,  1677 ;  m.  Sarah  Walker. 

140-17.  Dorcas,  b.  18  Mar.,  1679-80;  m.  John  Hobson  (89-5). 

140-18.  Jane,  b.  25  Aug.,  1684;  m.  Benjamin  Plummer  (149-2). 

140-19.  Hephsibah,  b.  7  Apr.,  1689;  d.  young,  prob.  1697  (Ct.  R.). 

140-20.  Rebecca,  b.  16  Mar.,  1691-2;  m.  2  Feb.,  1713-4,  William  Dole,  Jr., 
of  Newbury. 

140-4.  Samuel2  Peaeson  {Dea.  John  140),  born  29:  5  mo.  1648; 
married  in  Newbury,  6  Dec.,  1670,  Mary  Poore;  she  died  in  Haver¬ 
hill,  27  Oct.,  1671.  He  married  (2)  in  Haverhill,  16  Apr.,  1672,  Dorcas 
Johnson  of  Haverhill. 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

140-21.  Mercy, 3  b.  27  Oct.  1671;  m.  James  Thurston  (201). 

Children  born  in  Haverhill : 

140-22.  Samuel,  b.  22  Jan.,  1672-3  ;  adm.  granted,  30  Sept.,  1709,  to  Stephen 
Jaques,  “on  request  of  father”*  (Essex  Probate,  310:  147). 

140-23.  Salathiel,  b.  17  Aug.,  1674;  d.  26  Aug.,  1674. 

140-24.  Elizabeth,  b.  25  Apr.,  1677  (Rowley  R.). 

140-25.  Peter,  b.  13  Mar.,  1678-9;  d.  15  May,  1679. 

*  “This  may  certify  whome  it  may  concerne,  yt  Whereas  my  son  Samuel  Pearson 
some  time  of  Newbury,  hath  been  long-  gon  to  sea  &  not  certainly  heard  of,  and 
owing  divers  small  debts  to  persons  in  Newbury  at  ye  time  of  his  departure  which 
wr  never  since  satisfied,  and  there  being  some  estate  of  my  son  Samuel  Pearson’s 
left  sufficient  to  respond  sd  debts.  It  is  therefore  my  desire  y*  (considering  yt  I  live 
a  great  way  distant),  my  Brother  Jeremiah  Pearson  and  Lieut.  Stephen  Jaques 
both  of  Newbury  would  take  administration  on  his  sd  estate  and  faithfully  pay  all 
my  sd  sons  honest  debts;  and  square  ye  rest. 

This  is  my  desire  as  witness  my  hand 
Dat:  in  Newbury  Anno  Dom.  1708 

Witness  Samuell  Pearson” 

Henry  Jaques 
Richrd  Brown  junr 


(Essex  Probate  Files,  21029.) 


PEARSON  HOUSE,  GLEN  MILLS 
Built  in  1714  by  Capt.  John  Pearson  (140-2). 


GLEN  MILLS,  BAY  ROAD 

Site  of  gristmill  built  about  1640  by  Mr.  Thomas  Nelson  (130).  The  first  fulling  mill  in  the  English  colonies, 
built  in  1643  by  Dea.  John  Pearson  (140),  was  located  near  by. 


. 


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140-26.  John,  b.  1  Mar.,  1679-80. 

140-27.  James,  b.  28  Jan.,  1681 ;  d.  30  Jan.,  1681. 

140-28.  Stephen,  b.  21  Apr.,  1683. 

140-29.  Peter,  b.  17  June,  1686. 

140-30.  Sarah,  b.  26  Dec.,  1688. 

140-7.  Jeremiah2  Pearson  ( Dea .  John  140),  born  25:  8  mo.  1653; 
married  21  July,  1681,  Priscilla,  daughter  of  Edward  Hazen  (85). 
They  were  dismissed,  15  Jan.,  1710,  from  Rowley  Church  to  the  church 
in  Newbury  (Ch.  R.).  He  was  a  carpenter,  miller,  and  farmer.  By 
deed,  dated  7  Dec.,  1708,  Jeremiah  Pearson,  carpenter,  of  Rowley,  with 
consent  of  his  wife,  Priscilla,  conveys  to  Dea.  Timothy  Harris  and 
Samuel  Platts,  weaver,  dwelling-house,  barn  and  about  five  acres  of 
land  in  Rowley,  bounded  westerly  on  town  street,  southerly  by  land  of 
heirs  of  Mr.  Phillips,  easterly  by  brook,  westerly  (northerly)  by  land 
of  John  Leighton’s  heirs  (Essex  Deeds,  22:  95).  This  included  the 
original  house  lot  of  Dea.  John  Pearson  (140).  He  died  in  Newbury, 
23  Feb.,  1736-7.  His  will,  dated  19  Mar.,  1730-1,  mentions  wife, 
Priscilla;  son  John,  who  is  to  have  the  mill  and  mill-stream;  son  Moses; 
son  Jeremiah;  son  Amos;  daughter  Priscilla,  wife  of  Nathaniel  Mighill; 
daughter  Miriam,  wife  of  Ebenezer  Burpee;  daughter  Hannah,  wife  of 
John  Downer;  the  children  (unnamed)  of  daughter  Hephsibah  Knight, 
deceased  (Essex  Probate,  322:  18). 

His  widow,  Priscilla,  died  in  Rowley,  25  Apr.,  1752,  “aged  88  years, 
late  of  Newbury.” 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

140-31.  Priscilla, 3  b.  3  Dec.,  1682;  m.  Nathaniel  Mighill  (127-23). 

140-32.  Miriam,  b.  19  July,  1685  ;  bur.  3  Dec.,  1689. 

140-33.  Hannah,  b.  22  Apr.,  1688 ;  d.  18  July,  1690. 

140-34.  John,  b.  10  Apr.,  1690;  m.  in  Stonington,  24  Mar.,  1714,  Elizabeth 
Mix  (Newbury  R.).  They  lived  in  Newbury. 

140-35.  Hephsibah,  b.  10  Dec.,  1692  ;  m.  in  Newbury,  14  Apr.,  1715,  Richard 
Knight,  Jr.,  of  Newbury. 

140-36.  Miriam,  b.  8  Feb.,  1694-5 ;  m.  Ebenezer  Burpee  (32-11). 

140-37.  Moses,  b.  26  Mar.,  1697 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  14  Jan.,  1719-20,  Sarah 
Titcomb  of  Newbury ;  was  the  first  sheriff  of  Cumberland  Co., 
where  he  d.  in  1778. 

140-38.  Jeremiah,  bp.  10  Sept.,  1699  ;  m.  in  Newbury,  10  Nov.,  1726,  Mary 
Titcomb  of  Newbury.  She  d.  18  Aug.,  1774,  aged  70  years  (G.  S. 
Newburyport)  ;  residence,  Newbury  and  Newburyport.  He  was 
styled  “Captain,”  and  d.  3  Jan.,  1768  (G.  S.  Newburyport). 

140-39.  Amos,  b.  5  Jan.,  1701-2 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  8  Dec.,  1726,  Mary  Morse 
of  Newbury. 

140-40.  Hannah,  b.  12  May,  1704;  m.  in  Newbury,  4  Jan.,  1726-7,  John 
Downer  of  Newbury. 

140-10.  Benjamin2  Pearson  {Dea.  John  140),  born  6:  2  mo. 
1658;  married  20  Jan.,  1679-80,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Daniel  Thurston 
of  Newbury,  where  she  was  born  20  Jan.,  1659.  He  was  by  trade  a 
carpenter,  clothdresser,  and  farmer.  His  homestead  was  in  Byfield 
Parish,  Newbury,  and  is  now  (1932)  occupied  by  his  descendants. 


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He  died  in  Newbury,  16  June,  1731.  His  will,  dated  10  Mar.,  1729- 
30,  mentions  wife,  Hannah;  sons  Benjamin,  Daniel,  Jedidiah,  Jona¬ 
than,  David  and  Bartholomew;  sons-in-law  Thomas  Colman,  John 
Homes,  John  Adams,  Thomas  Plumer  and  William  Tenney;  daughter 
Abigail  Brown  (Essex  Probate,  321:  304).  In  a  deed,  dated  4  Nov., 
1731,  his  children  are  shown:  Jedidiah  Pearson  of  Rowley,  husband¬ 
man;  Bartholomew  Pearson  of  Newbury,  housewright;  Jonathan  Pear¬ 
son  of  Newbury,  clothier;  David  Pearson  of  Rowley;  Thomas  Colman 
of  Newbury  and  Phebe,  his  wife;  John  Homes  of  Rowley  and  Hannah, 
his  wife;  Thomas  Plumer  of  Rowley  and  Ruth,  his  wife;  John  Wheeler 
of  Rowley  and  Abigail,  his  wife;  John  Adams  of  Rowley  and  Sarah, 
his  wife;  William  Tenney  of  Rowley  and  Mehitable,  his  wife;  children 
of  Mr.  Benjamin  Pearson,  late  of  Newbury,  deceased,  convey  to  “our 
loving  brother  Benjamin  Pearson”  (Essex  Deeds,  59:  109). 

His  widow,  Hannah,  died  24  Aug.,  1731. 

Children,  first  and  fourth  born  in  Rowley,  others  in  Newbury : 

140-41.  Hannah, 3  b.  10  Apr.,  1680;  m.  in  Newbury,  12  July,  1708,  John 
Homes  of  Newbury. 

140-42.  Phebe,  b.  14  July,  1682;  m.  (int.  6  Jan.,  1701-2),  Thomas  Colman 
(44-3).  “Ms  Phebe  Colman,  wife  of  Mr  Thomas  Colman,  died 
June  28,  1754”  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

140-43.  Daniel,  b.  25  Dec.,  1684;  m.  Widow  Mary  Dickinson  (54-12). 
140-44.  Ruth,  b.  2  Aug.,  1687  (Ct.  R.)  ;  m.  Ensign  Thomas  Plumer  (149-3). 

140-45.  Abigail,  b.  1  Mar.,  1688-9 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  11  Nov.,  1714,  Joseph 
Brown,  3rd,  of  Newbury;  m.  (2)  (int.  in  Rowley,  26  Dec.,  1730), 
John  Wheeler;  d.  11  Nov.,  1763. 

140-46.  Benjamin,  b.  12  Aug.,  1690;  m.  Judith  Getchel  of  Newbury. 

140-47.  Sarah,  b.  10  Dec.,  1691 :  m.  in  Newbury,  17  Nov.,  1713,  John  Adams 
of  Newbury;  d.  in  Rowley,  11  Sept.,  1781. 

140-48.  Jedidiah,  bp.  8  Apr.,  1694;  m.  Sarah  Wood  of  Boxford. 

140-49.  Mehitable,  b.  18  May,  1695;  m.  William  Tenney  (195-29). 

140-50.  Bartholomew,  b.  1697  (Moses  on  birth  record)  ;  m.  Sarah  Hovey. 
140-51.  Jonathan,  b.  4  Dec.,  1699 ;  m.  Abigail  Knight  of  Newbury. 

140-52.  David,  b.  28  Jan.,  1701-2;  m.  Jane  Noyes  of  Newbury. 

140-53.  Oliver,  d.  in  Newbury,  14  Oct.,  1720. 

140-12.  Stephen2  Pearson  (Dea.  John  140),  his  birth  is  not 
recorded,  but  he  is  mentioned  as  son  in  deeds  from  his  father.  He 
married  11  Nov.,  1684,  Mary,  daughter  of  John*  and  Phebe  (Keyes) 
French  of  Topsfield.  She  is  mentioned  in  the  settlement  of  her  fathePs 
estate,  1707  (Essex  Probate,  309:  246)  (see  John  Gage  68).  He  was 
a  cloth  dresser  and  farmer.  He  died  5  Jan.  (T.  R.),  25  Jan.  (Ch.  R.), 
1705-6.  Administration  granted,  9  Mar.,  1705-6,  to  his  widow,  Mary 
(Essex  Probate,  309 :  7).  The  estate  was  divided  4  Apr.,  1712,  to  widow 
Mary,  only  son  Stephen,  daughters  Elizabeth,  Martha,  Mary,  Patience 
and  Hephsibah  (Essex  Probate,  310:  421).  His  widow,  Mary,  died 
27  Sept.,  1730. 

Children  born  in  Rowley: 

140-54.  Elizabeths  b.  25  Aug.,  1685;  m.  Aaron  Pingry  (146-1). 

*  John  French  is  mentioned  in  the  division  of  the  estate  of  Sarah,  widow  of  John 
Gage  (68). 


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140-55.  Stephen,  b.  9  June,  1687  ;  m.  Hannah  Jewett  (101-40). 

140-56.  Martha,  b.  6  July,  1689  ;  m.  Aquila  Jewett  (100-21). 

140-57.  Mary,  b.  7  Jan.,  1690-1 ;  m.  12  Nov.,  1723,  Peter  Moers. 

140-58.  Jonathan,  b.  29  Oct.,  1693;  d.  31  Dec.,  1693. 

140-59.  Patience,  b.  26  July,  1697;  m.  Timothy  Palmer  (134-20). 

140-60.  IIephsibah,  b.  20  Jan.,  1698-9;  m.  Nathaniel  Crosby  (49-22). 

140-16.  Joseph3  Pearson  ( Capt .  John  140-2;  Dea.  John  140), 
born  22  Oct.,  1677;  married  3  June,  1701,  Sarah  Walker;  she  died 
2  Sept.,  1721,  “Felo  de  se,  poor  Sarah”  (Ch.  R.).  He  married  (2)  in 
Newbury,  1  Jan.,  1722-3,  Sarah  Hale  of  Newbury.  His  home  was  the 
homestead  of  his  father  at  “The  Mills”  in  Rowley.  He  died  19  July, 
1753  (Gr.  S.).  His  widow,  Sarah,  married  (2)  Dea.  James  Chute 
(39-5). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

140-61.  John, 4  b.  16  May,  1702 ;  m.  Ruth  Hale  of  Newbury. 

140-62.  Richard,  b.  5  June,  1705;  d.  22  Mar.,  1730-1. 

140-43.  Daniel3  Pearson  ( Benjamin  140-10;  Dea.  John  140), 
born  25  Dec.,  1684;  m.  in  Newbury,  9  Dec.,  1708,  Mary,  widow  of 
James  Dickinson  (54-12).  He  was  one  of  the  thirty  persons  who  pur¬ 
chased  land  and  agreed  to  settle  in  Oxford,  Worcester  County,  8  July, 
1713,  and  drew  Lot  8  containing  60  acres,  in  the  first  division  of  lands, 
18  Jan.,  1714-5  (Pearson  Papers). 

Children  born  in  Newbury : 

140-63.  Simon, 4  b.  7  Nov.,  1709. 

140-64.  Ephraim,  bp.  25  Nov.,  1711  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

140-46.  Capt.  Benjamin3  Pearson  ( Benjamin  140-10;  Dea.  John 
140),  born  12  Aug.,  1690;  married  in  Newbury,  2  Nov.,  1717,  Judith 
Getchel  of  Newbury.  He  married  (2)  in  Newbury.  23  June,  1720, 
Jane  Noyes  of  Newbury.  He  had  the  homestead  and  mill  of  his  father 
in  Byfield  Parish,  Newbury;  was  a  member  of  Byfield  Church  and  cap¬ 
tain  of  the  military  company.  “Capt.  Benj.  Pearson  died  Apr.  5,  1774” 
(Byfield  Ch.  R.).  His  widow,  Jane,  died  2  Mar.,  1782,  in  her  84th 
year  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Newbury : 

140-6*5.  Benjamin, 4  b.  15  Apr.,  1721 ;  m.  Jane  Woodman. 

140-66.  Jane,  b.  23  July,  1723  ;  d.  young. 

140-67.  Isaac,  b.  25  July,  1725  ;  d.  in  Newbury,  25  Feb.,  1727-8. 

140-68.  Isaac,  b.  21  Oct.,  1728;  m.  Sarah  Gerrish  of  Newbury. 

140-69.  Oliver,  b.  14  May,  1731 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  2  Dec.,  1755,  Hannah 
Pearson  (?)  of  Rowley  (Newbury  return  to  Rowley  under  Act 
of  1857).  His  intention  of  marriage,  24  Apr.,  1755,  is  with 
Hannah  Tenney  (195-61)  (Rowley  R.). 

140-70.  Judith,  b.  22  Sept.,  1733  ;  d.  29  July,  1736  (Pearson  Papers). 

140-71.  Mehitable,  b.  8  June,  1736;  d.  young. 

140-72.  Enoch,  b.  1  Jan.,  1738;  m.  26  Feb.,  1761,  Betty  Whitten  (int. 
Mary ) . 

140-73.  Jane,  b.  1  July,  1741;  d.  13  May,  1751  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 


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140-48.  Jedidiah3  Pearson  ( Benjamin  140-10;  Dea.  John  140), 
baptized  8  Apr.,  1694;  married  13  Feb.,  1716-7,  Sarah  Wood  of  Box- 
ford;  died  16  Nov.,  1761  (Byfield  Ch.  R.).  His  home  was  in  the  Row- 
ley  part  of  Byfield  Parish.  His  will,  dated  13  Apr.,  1758,  mentions 
wife,  Sarah;  son  Jedidiah;  son  Daniel;  son  Jacob  who  has  the  real 
estate  and  is  executor  (Essex  Probate,  338:  423).  “The  Widow  Sarah 
Pearson,  Relict  of  Jedidiah  Pearson,  died  July  1,  1771,  aged  73  years” 
(Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Bowley : 

140-74.  Jedidiah, 4  b.  20  Jan.,  1717-8 ;  m.  Bebecca  Plumer  of  Newbury. 
140-75.  Daniel,  b.  9  Oct.,  1719;  m.  Mary  Lull. 

140-76.  Sarah,  b.  21  Jan.,  1721-2;  d.  26  Feb.,  1736  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

140-77.  Jacob,  b.  20  Nov.,  1732  ;  m.  Mary  Cooper  (45-23). 

140-50.  Bartholomew3  Pearson  ( Benjamin  140-10;  Dea.  John 
140),  baptized  in  Newbury,  27  June,  1697;  married  in  Newbury,  9 
Dec.,  1726,  Sarah  Hovey  of  Rowley.  He  married  (2)  in  Newbury, 
25  May,  1737,  Love,  widow  of  David  Boynton  (22-52).  He  married 
(3)  3  Nov.,  1763,  Lydia  Randall  of  Lunenburg  (Winchendon  R.). 
His  home  was  in  Byfield  Parish,  Newbury,  until  about  1746,  when  he 
moved  to  Shrewsbury,  where  he  built  a  mill.  In  1759  he  moved  to 
Winchendon,  and  built  the  first  mill  on  Miller’s  River  (Pearson  Papers). 

Children  born  in  Newbury : 

140-78.  John, 4  b.  22  Oct.,  1727. 

140-79.  Sarah,  b.  29  Mar.,  1730. 

140-80.  Mary,  bp.  12  Nov.,  1732  (Byfield  Ch.  B.). 

140-81.  A  child,  “b.  —  Nov.,  1734.” 

140-82.  Bartholomew,  b.  16  Oct.,  1736. 

140-83.  Solomon,  b.  17  Mar.  (Jane,  Ch.  B.  19  Mar.),  1737-8. 

140-84.  Bichard,  b.  13  Feb.,  1739. 

140-85.  Phebe,  b.  12  May,  1742. 

140-86.  Love,  b.  12  Nov.,  1745. 

140-51.  Jonathan3  Pearson  ( Benjamin  140-10;  Dea.  John  140), 
born  4  Dec.,  1699;  married  in  Newbury,  24  Jan.,  1722-3,  Abigail 
Knight  of  Newbury.  He  was  a  clothier  and  miller  in  Byfield  Parish, 
Newbury,  where  he  died  21  Mar.,  1767  (Byfield  Ch.  R.).  His  will, 
dated  26  Dec.,  1760,  mentions  himself  as  of  Newbury  Falls,  clothier; 
wife,  Abigail;  sons  Paul  and  Jonathan;  daughter  Anna  Burbank; 
daughter  Abigail  Pearson,  unmarried  (Essex  Probate,  343:  489).  “Wid¬ 
ow  Abigail  Pearson  died  Octr  14,  1774”  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

Children  born  in  Newbury : 

140-87.  Abigails  b.  25  Nov.,  1723  ;  d.  3  Oct.,  1736. 

140-88.  Hannah,  b.  28  Feb.,  1724-5;  d.  26  Nov.,  1726. 

140-89.  Bethya,  b.  16  Mar.,  1725-6 ;  d.  20  Aug-.,  1736. 

140-90.  Jonathan,  b.  9  Dec.,  1727 ;  d.  12  Aug-.,  1736. 

140-91.  Hannah,  b.  16  July,  1729;  d.  4  Aug-.,  1736. 

140-92.  A  child,  b.  —  Mar.,  1730-1 ;  d.  10  Apr.,  1731. 

140-93.  Phebe,  b.  3  Oct.,  1732  ;  d.  24  Sept.,  1736. 


PEARSON  HOUSE,  BYFIELD 
uilt  about  1700;  owned  and  occupied  by  Benjamin  Pearson 


PARISH, 

(140-10), 


NEWBURY 

and  his  descendants  to  the  present  time. 


PERLEY  FARM,  BOXFORD  ROAD 

Homestead  of  Samuel  Perley  (142),  and  five  generations  of  his  descendants. 


. 


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140-94.  Paul,  bp.  28  Oct.,  1733  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  in  Hampstead,  N.  H., 
25  June,  1755,  Abigail  Brown  (30-42).  She  d.  18  July,  1762,  “aged 

ab*  30  years”  (Byfield  Ch.  R.).  He  m.  (2)  Phebe  - .  He  d. 

6  May,  1769  (Byfield  Ch.  R.).  His  will,  dated  28  Apr.,  1769,  men¬ 
tions  wife,  Phebe;  “my  four  children,”  Bethiah,  Phebe,  Abraham, 
and  Moses  (Essex  Probate,  345:420). 

140-95.  Jonathan,  bp.  27  Feb.,  1736-7  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  30  Oct.  1759, 
Abigail  Burbank ;  was  a  clothier ;  removed  to  Epsom,  N.  H., 
where  he  owned  mills. 

140-96.  Ann,  bp.  27  Aug.,  1738  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  26  Nov.,  1760,  Gershom 
Burbank  of  Bradford. 

140-97.  Abigail,  b.  5  Sept.,  1740 ;  m.  in  Seabrook,  N.  H.,  28  Aug.,  1768, 
Ebenezer  Swasey,  then  of  Exeter,  N.  H.,  as  his  second  wife ; 
d.  in  Exeter,  6  Mar.,  1825  (Pearson  Papers). 

140-52.  David3  Pearson  (Benjamin  140-10;  Dea.  John  140),  born 
28  Jan.,  1701-2;  married  in  Newbury,  31  Oct.,  1722,  Jane  Noyes  of 
Newbury.  Mane  Pearson,  the  Wife  of  David  Pearson  died  July  8, 
1773,  almost  69  years”  (Byfield  Ch.  R.) .  “Mr  David  Pearson  died  Aug. 
1st,  1778”  (Byfield  Ch.  R.).  His  will,  dated  14  Jan.,  1775,  mentions 
“My  five  sons,”  David,  Solomon,  Noyes,  Reuben,  Nathaniel;  “only 
daughter,”  Judith  (Essex  Probate,  353:  203).  He  lived  in  Rowley 
until  about  1730,  when  he  moved  to  Newbury.  In  early  life  he  was  a 
blacksmith,  but  afterwards  was  styled  in  deeds  “miller.” 

Children  : 

140  -  98.  Jane, 4  b.  30  May,  1724.. 

140  -  99.  Molly,  b.  26  July,  1726. 

140-100.  David,  b.  22  Aug.,  1728  ;  m.  6  Nov.,  1760,  Sarah  Danforth.  They 
were  the  parents  of  the  Rev.  Eliphalets  Pearson,  LL.D.,  who  was 
bp.  14  June,  1752  (Byfield  Ch.  R.),  and  was  graduated  at  Har¬ 
vard  Coll.,  1773.  “Sarah,  wife  of  David  Pearson,  d.  —  Aug., 
1788”  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

140-101.  Judith,  b.  in  Newbury,  25  Nov.,  1733  ;  d.  25  Dec.,  1817  ;  unm. 
140-102.  Solomon,  b.  18  Jan.,  1735-6  ;  d.  soon. 

140-103.  Solomon,  b.  in  Newbury,  1  Aug.,  1738;  m.  in  Newbury,  28  Mar., 
1765,  Elizabeth  Searle.  They  lived  in  Temple,  N.  H. 

140-104.  Noyes,  b.  in  Newbury,  25  Mar.,  1741 ;  m.  Hannah  Adams. 

140-105.  Reuben,  b.  in  Newbury,  3  Apr.,  1743;  m.  Elizabeth  Pearson  (140- 
182). 

140-106.  Nathaniel,  b.  in  Newbury,  6  Mar.,  1746-7 ;  m.  Sarah  Gerrish  of 
Newbury.  Rev.  soldier. 

And  perhaps  others  who  died  in  infancy.  The  Rowley  Second 
Church  Record  has  “Hannah  Pearson,  dau.  of  David,  d.  25  Jan., 
1747-8,  aged  4%  years.” 

140-55.  Lieut.  Stephen3  Pearson  ( Stephen  140-12;  Dea.  John 
140),  born  9  June,  1687;  married  27  Feb.,  1710-1,  Hannah,  daughter 
of  Jeremiah  Jewett  (101-10).  “Lieut.  Stephen  Pearson  dy?d  Mar.  18, 
1772.  He  was  buried  at  Rowley,  1st  Parish”  (Byfield  Ch.  R.).  His 
will,  dated  27  Nov.,  1764,  mentions  wife,  Hannah;  son  Jonathan;  son 
Moses;  son  Jeremiah,  who  has  the  homestead  and  is  executor;  daughter 
Hannah  Swasey ;  daughter  Mary  J effries ;  daughter  Sarah  Dole ;  daugh¬ 
ter  Patience  Pearson,  unm.  (Essex  Probate,  347:  394).  “The  Widow 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

Hannah  Pearson  Relict  of  Lient.  Stephen  Pearson  died  Mar.  3,  1773. 
Buried  at  Rowley”  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

140-107.  Hannah, ^  b.  6  May,  1712;  m.  (int.  30  June,  1733)  Samuel  Swa- 
sey  of  Newbury. 

140-108.  Jonathan,  b.  26  Feb.,  1713-4 ;  m.  Sarah  Longfellow. 

140-109.  Moses,  bp.  18  Mar.,  1715-6;  m.  Sarah  Greenleaf. 

140-110.  Amos,  b.  22  Mar.,  1717-8 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  2  Feb.,  1747,  Bethiah, 
dau.  of  Samuel  Wallingford  of  Rowley;  d.  9  Mar.,  1748-9  (By¬ 
field  Ch.  R.).  His  widow,  Bethiah,  m.  (2)  Samuel  Duty  (61-15). 

140-111.  Mary,  b.  3  May,  1720;  m.  before  27  Nov.,  1764,  -  Jeffries  (see 

her  father’s  will).  She  was  mother  of  James,  b.  1  June,  1739 
(see  James  Jewett  101-93)  ;  and  of  Ruth  Duty,*  bp.  25  Sept., 
1743. 

140-112.  Stephen,  bp.  10  Mar.,  1722-3  ;  d.  28  Mar.,  1723. 

140-113.  Sarah,  b.  17  June,  1724;  m.  24  Nov.,  1748,  Stephen  Dole. 

140-114.  Stephen,  b.  25  Oct.,  1726 ;  m.  26  Dec.,  1750,  Hannah  Smith. 

“Stephen  Pearson  Junr  died  Decr  28,  1751”  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 
His  widow,  Hannah,  m.  (2)  Capt.  Edward  Payson  (138-36). 
140-115.  Jeremiah,  bp.  13  Apr.,  1729;  m.  Elizabeth  Coomes  (Coombs). 
140-116.  Rebecca,  bp.,  29  Aug.,  1731 ;  not  mentioned  in  her  father’s  will, 
1764. 

140-117.  Patience,  no  record  of  birth;  mentioned  in  her  father’s  will, 
1764.  “Patience  Pearson  d.  June  1,  1819,  aged  90  years”  (Row- 
ley  R.). 

140-61.  Capt.  John4  Pearson  ( Joseph  140-16;  Capt.  John  140-2; 
Dea.  John  140),  born  16  May,  1702;  married  in  Newbury,  12  Dec., 
1727,  Ruth  Hale  of  Newbury. 

He  succeeded  his  father  in  ownership  of  “The  Mills,”  later  Glen 
Mills;  was  Capt.  of  the  Rowley  Troop  of  Horse;  died  in  Rowley  14 
Mar.,  1784  (Ch.  R.). 

His  will,  dated  26  Mar.,  1781,  mentions  wife,  Ruth;  son  Joseph;  son 
Samuel,  to  have  the  corn  and  grist  mill;  son  John,  to  have  the  fulling 
mill;  daughter  Sarah,  wife  of  Enoch  Toppan  (Essex  Probate,  356: 
494).  Rev.  soldier. 

His  widow,  Ruth,  died  8  Apr.,  1788,  in  her  82nd  year. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

140-118.  John, s  b.  22  Apr.,  1729;  d.  11  May,  1736  (G.  S.). 

140-119.  Joseph,  b.  5  Nov.,  1730;  d.  23  Apr.,  1736  (G.  S.). 

140-120.  Sarah,  b.  20  Aug.,  1733  ;  m.  19  June,  1766,  Enoch  Toppan  of  New- 
buryport. 

140-121.  Richard,  b.  10  Apr.,  1736  ;  d.  27  Apr.,  1736  (G.  S.). 

140-122.  Joseph,  b.  29  Sept.,  1737  ;  Harvard  Coll.,  1758  ;  Secretary  of  State 
of  N.  H. ;  residence,  Exeter,  N.  H. ;  m.  a  dau.  of  Dr.  John  Gid- 
dings  and  d.  in  Exeter,  without  issue. 

140-123.  Samuel,  b.  28  June,  1739  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Todd  (203-42). 

140-124.  Elizabeth,  b.  3  July,  1741;  d.  7  May,  1762  (G.  S.). 

140-125.  John,  b.  3  Oct.,  1746 ;  m.  Sarah  Thurston. 

*  The  will  of  Ruth  Duty  Pearson  of  Rowley,  singlewoman,  dated  14  Sept.,  1819, 
proved  2  Nov.,  1819,  mentions  Patience  Pearson  to  have  the  life  use  of  whole  estate; 
remainder  one-half  to  Byfield  Church,  one-half  to  Rev.  Elijah  Parish;  Benjamin 
Colman,  exr.  (Essex  Probate). 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

140-65.  Benjamin4  Pearson  ( Capt .  Benjamin  140-46;  Benjamin 
140-10;  Dea .  John  140),  born  in  Newbury,  15  Apr.,  1721;  married  in 
Newbury,  13  Sept.,  1743,  Jane  Woodman.  His  home  was  in  Byfield 
Parish,  Newbury,  and  he  died  there  —  Aug.,  1797  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 
His  will,  dated  14  Mar.,  1795,  mentions  wife,  Jane;  son  Abiel;  son-in- 
law  Jeremiah  Pearson  and  his  wife,  Elizabeth;  grandchildren,  heirs  of 
“my  daughter  Judith  Eollansbee,  deceased”;  grandson  Jeremiah  Col- 
man,  son  of  Dorothy  Colman,  deceased;  son  Benjamin  Pearson  to  be 
executor  (Essex  Probate,  20941). 

Children  born  in  Newbury : 

140-126.  Elizabeth^  b.  24  July,  1744;  m.  in  Newbury,  23  Feb.,  1762,  Jere¬ 
miahs  Pearson  of  Newbury,  grandson  of  John  Pearson  (140-34). 

140-127.  Benjamin,  b.  10  Aug.,  1746 ;  d.  young. 

140-128.  Judith,  b.  26  June,  1749;  m.  -  Follansbee. 

140-129.  Jane,  b.  6  July,  1752  ;  d.  28  Mar.,  1774  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  unm. 
140-130.  Benjamin,  b.  15  July,  1754 ;  m.  Hannah  Goodridge. 

140-131.  Abiel,  b.  9  Nov.,  1756 ;  Dartmouth  Coll.,  1779  ;  residence,  Andover, 
where  he  was  a  physician ;  d.  in  Andover,  22  May,  1827. 

140-132.  Dorothy,  bp.  28  Jan.,  1759  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  m.  in  Newbury, 
7  Feb.,  1782,  Moses  Colman  of  Newbury;  d.  13  Apr.,  1787,  aged 
28  years  (G.  S.  Bvfield). 

140-68.  Isaac4  Pearson  (Capt.  Benjamin  140-46;  Benjamin  140- 
10;  Dea.  John  140),  born  in  Newbury,  21  Oct.,  1728;  married  28  Nov., 
1751,  Sarah  Gerrish  of  Newbury.  They  lived  in  Rowley  until  about 
1767,  then  moved  to  Boscawen,  N.  H.,  where  he  was  a  clothier  and 
miller,  and  died  8  Mar.,  1805.  His  son,  Somerby,  succeeded  in  owner¬ 
ship  of  his  mills. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

140-133.  Moses, s  bp.  26  Nov.,  1752  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  d.  8  Dec.,  1752. 
140-134.  Mary,  b.  3  Oct.,  1753. 

140-135.  Joseph,  b.  17  Aug.,  1755. 

140-136.  Jane,  bp.  4  Dec.,  1757  ;  d.  20  May,  1758  (Bvfield  Ch.  R.). 

140-137.  Jane,  bp.  13  May,  1759  ;  d.  4  July,  1759  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

140-138.  Isaac,  b.  7  Aug.,  1760 ;  m.  in  NeAvbury,  15  Sept.,  1794,  Sally  Jack- 
man  of  Rowley.  He  was  then  of  Newbury. 

140-139.  Somerby,  b.  27  Aug.,  1763. 

140-140.  Moses,  bp.  15  Dec.,  1765  ;  d.  31  Jan.,  1767  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

140-72.  Enoch4  Pearson  (Capt.  Benjamin  140-46;  Benjamin  140- 
10;  Dea.  John  140),  born  in  Newbury,  1  Jan.,  1738;  married  in  Row- 
ley,  26  Eeb.,  1761,  Betty  Whitten  (int.  Mary),  then  of  Rowley.  She 
died  27  Aug.,  1775,  aged  38  years,  8  mos.  (Pearson  Papers).  He  mar¬ 
ried  (2)  12  Jan.,  1777,  Eunice  (Choate)  Marshall  and  they  had  six 
children,  all  daughters.  His  residence,  after  1772,  was  in  Ipswich, 
where  he  was  a  clothier.  He  died  8  Mar.,  1812  (G.  S.  Ipswich).  His 
widow,  Eunice,  died  in  Ipswich,  30  June,  1840,  aged  89  years. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

140-141.  Susanna, s  b.  13  Jan.,  1762. 

140-142.  Lemuel,  b.  22  Nov.,  1763. 


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140-143.  Betty,  bp.  6  July,  1766  (Byfield  Ch.  R.)  ;  d.  10  Apr.,  1769. 

140-144.  Betty,  b.  10  Sept.,  1769. 

140-145.  Enoch,  b.  25  Nov.,  1771. 

140-74.  Jedidiah4  Pearson  ( Jedidiah  140-48;  Benjamin  140-10; 
Dea .  John  140),  born  20  Jan.,  1717-8;  married  30  Nov.,  1743,  Rebecca 
Plummer  of  Newbury. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

140-146.  Sarah, 5  bp.  12  May,  1745;  d.  19  Apr.,  1749  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

140-147.  Rebecca,  b.  1  Mar.,  1747-8.  Did  she  m.  in  Newburyport,  9  Oct., 
1788,  William  Noyes,  Jr.? 

140-147 J.  Sarah,  d.  5  Oct.,  1755  (Rowley  Sec.  Ch.  R.). 

140-75.  Daniel4  Pearson  (Jedidiah  140-48;  Benjamin  140-10; 
Dea.  John  140),  born  9  Oct.,  1719;  married  11  Nov.,  1740,  Mary  Lull; 
died  5  July,  1770.  His  will,  dated  25  Oct.,  1769,  mentions  himself 
as  of  Rowley,  housewright;  wife,  Mary,  who  is  to  have  use  of  all  the 
real  estate  until  son  Thomas  becomes  21  years  of  age,  and  to  be  execu¬ 
trix;  sons  John,  Daniel  and  Thomas;  daughters  Sarah  Plumer,  Martha 
Muzzey,  Hannah  and  Huldah  (Essex  Probate,  345:  284).  His  widow, 
Mary,  died  in  Londonderry,  N.  H.,  12  Dec.,  1774  (Rowley  R.). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

140-148.  Sarah, 5  b.  14  Aug.,  1742;  m.  29  Oct.,  1761,  Bemsley  Plumer. 
140-149.  Hannah,  b.  2  Jan.,  1743-4;  m.  (int.  29  Sept.,  1770)  Francis  Ste¬ 
vens. 

140-150.  Daniel,  b.  11  Apr.,  1745  ;  was  of  Weare,  N.  H.,  7  Nov.,  1775. 

140-151.  Martha,  b.  13  Feb.,  1746-7  ;  m.  29  Dec.,  1768,  Thomas  Muzzey  of 
Newburyport. 

140-152.  Huldah,  b.  24  Nov.,  1750;  living,  27  Sept.,  1775  ;  unm.  (See  Johns 
below. ) 

140-153.  John,  b.  27  Nov.,  1753  ;  d.  28  Sept.,  1775,  “of  ye  Dysentery,  being 
bro’t  home  sick  from  ye  Army  at  Cambridge,  aged  22  years.” 
(Byfield  Ch.  R.)  His  will,  dated  27  Sept.,  1775,  begins,  “I,  John 
Pearson  ye  3d  of  Rowley  having  been  employed  in  the  Conti¬ 
nental  Service  and  now  being  very  sick  and  weak  of  Body” ; 
mentions  Sister  Hannah  Stevens ;  sister  Huldah  Pearson ;  sister 
Plummer;  sister  Martha  Muzzy;  brother  Daniel  Pearson  (Essex 
Probate,  351:  460). 

140-154.  Thomas,  b.  21  Oct.,  1757  :  Rev.  soldier ;  d.  in  ye  army  at  Cambridge 
1775”  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

140-77.  Jacob4  Pearson  (Jedidiah  140-48;  Benjamin  140-10; 
Dea.  John  140),  born  20  Nov.,  1732;  married  in  Newbury,  31  May, 
1753,  Mary,  daughter  of  Leonard  Cooper  (45-10). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

140-155.  Bradstreet,5  b.  8  Mar.,  1754;  m.  Sarah  Hale. 

140-156.  Betty,  b.  20  Nov.,  1757  ;  m.  (int.  2  Mar.,  1777)  Enos  Noyes  of 
Newbury. 

140-157.  Sarah,  b.  19  Feb.,  1761. 

140-104.  Noyes4  Pearson  (David  140-52;  Benjamin  140-10  ;  Dea. 
John  140),  baptized  29  Mar.,  1741;  married  28  Aug.,  1764,  Hannah, 


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daughter,  and  only  surviving  child  of  David  and  Hannah  (Jackman) 
Adams  of  Rowley,  where  she  was  born  29  Nov.,  1746.  Residence,  By¬ 
field  Parish,  Rowley,  now  Georgetown.  He  died  25  July,  1805  (Row- 
ley  R.),  26  July,  1805  (G.  S.  Byfield).  Rev.  soldier. 

His  widow,  Hannah,  died  24  Mar.,  1822.  Administration  granted, 
16  Apr.,  1822,  to  her  son,  Isaac  Pearson  (Essex  Probate,  23:  98). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

140-158.  David, 5  b.  5  Aug.,  1765  ;  residence  unknown,  20  Apr.,  1824  (Essex 
Probate,  403:  183). 

140-159.  Hannah,  b.  5  Feb.,  1768;  d.  before  20  Apr.,  1824  (Essex  Probate). 
140-160.  Isaac,  b.  26  Feb.,  1770  ;  residence,  Haverhill. 

140-161.  Noyes,  b.  27  Sept.,  1772  ;  m.  Mary  Searle  (170-57). 

140-162.  Elihu,  b.  12  July,  1775  ;  m.  25  Jan.,  1801,  Elizabeth  Thurlow  of 
Newbury;  residence,  Newbury;  d.  14  Oct.,  1845  (G.  S.  Byfield). 
She  d.  5  Apr.,  1855,  aged  74  years  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

140-163.  Susannah,  b.  4  Feb.,  1780;  d.  18  Nov.,  1787  (G.  S.  Byfield). 
140-164.  Eben,  b.  4  Sept.,  1782  ;  m.  Hannah  Rogers. 

140-165.  Ruth,  d.  1787. 

140-105.  Reuben4  Pearson  ( David  140-52;  Benjamin  140-10; 
Dea.  John  140),  born  in  Newbury,  3  Apr.,  1743;  married  in  Newbury, 
5  Feb.,  1765,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Moses  Pearson  (140-109).  He 
was  a  tailor,  shoemaker,  and  farmer.  Residence,  Byfield  Parish,  Row- 
ley,  where  he  died  21  Feb.,  1823. 

Children : 

140-166.  Elizabeth*  (Betty),  b.  in  Rowley,  11  June,  1766  ;  d.  27  Dec.,  1852; 
unm. 

140-1661.  Obadiah,  b.  in  Rowley,  8  June,  1769;  residence,  Newbury. 
140-167.  Sally  (Sarah),  b.  in  Newbury,  12  June,  1780;  m.  (int.  6  June, 
1805)  Silas  Pilsbury,  “both  of  Rowley.” 

140-168.  Catherine,  b.  in  Newbury,  17  Feb.,  1782;  m.  (int.  15  Oct.,  1806) 
Ezra  Jennes,  “both  of  Rowley”  (Rowley  R.). 

140-169.  Moses,  b.  in  Rowley,  28  Jan.,  1784;  m.  10  Aug.,  1842,  Sarah  N., 
dau.  of  Paul  and  Ruth  (Noyes)  Poore.  She  d.  5  Apr.,  1856,  aged 
70  years,  7  mos.,  20  days,  “suicide.”  He  d.  12  Jan.,  1858. 

140-108.  Jonathan4  Pearson  (Lieut.  Stephen  140-55;  Stephen 
140-12;  Dea.  John  140),  born  26  Feb.,  1713-4;  married  16  Apr.,  1740, 
Sarah,  daughter  of  Stephen  Longfellow  of  Byfield  Parish,  Newbury. 
They  settled  in  Ipswich  Village,  1750,  and  their  descendants  now  (1932) 
are  living  there.  He  died  16  Jan.,  1796.  His  will,  dated  9  Feb.,  1790, 
mentions  wife,  Sarah;  sons  Mark,  Jonathan,  Nathan,  Stephen  and  heirs 
of  son  Amos,  deceased;  daughters  Anna  Palmer,  Hannah  Jewett,  Sarah 
Payson,  Elizabeth  Brown,  Tabitha  Pickard,  and  granddaughter  Abigail 
Bradstreet  (Essex  Probate,  364:  289).  His  widow,  Sarah,  died  17 
July,  1803,  aged  83  years;  both  buried  in  Rowley. 

Children  (births  and  deaths  from  Pearson  Papers)  : 

140-170.  Ann,*  b.  19  Apr.,  1740;  m.  Samuel  Palmer  (134-41). 

140-171.  Edward,  b,  27  July,  1742;  m.  5  Dec.,  1763,  Elizabeth  Hibbert ; 

d.  27  Mar.,  1764,  without  issue.  She  m.  (2)  22  Oct.,  1765,  Isaac 
Smith  of  Rowley. 


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140-172.  Hannah,  b.  16  July,  1744;  m.  Aaron  Jewett  (101-139). 

140-173.  Nathan,  b.  28  Apr.,  1746 ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  20  June,  1774,  Mary 
Bradstreet  (25-58)  ;  d.  in  Ipswich  Village,  28  May,  1807.  She 
d.  in  Ipswich  Village,  18  Nov.,  1810,  aged  61  years  (Rowley  R.). 

140-174.  Mark,  b.  23  Feb.,  1747-8 ;  residence,  Kennebec  Co.,  Me.,  where  he 
d.  30  Jan.,  1821.  Rev.  soldier. 

140-175.  Amos,  b.  in  Ipswich  Village,  25  Apr.,  1750.  In  1778  he  was  of 
Newcastle,  Me.  (Lincoln  Co.  Deeds,  17:  183);  d.  in  Maine,  28 
Mar.,  1784. 

140-176.  Abigail,  b.  in  Ipswich  Village,  25  July,  1752 ;  m.  Ezekiel  Brad- 
street  (25-60). 

140-177.  Jonathan,  b.  in  Ipswich  Village,  9  Oct.,  1754;  m.  Abigail  Wood- 
well. 

140-178.  Sarah,  b.  in  Ipswich  Village,  18  Feb.,  1757  ;  m.  (int.  25  July, 
1778)  Humphrey  Hobson  Richards;*  m.  (2)  Capt.  Edward  Pay- 
son  (138-36). 

140-179.  Elizabeth,  b.  in  Ipswich  Village,  12  Apr.,  1759  ;  m.  Joseph  Brown; 
d.  27  Oct.,  1793. 

140-180.  Stephen,  b.  in  Ipswich  Village,  30  May,  1761 ;  m.  Ruth  Jewett 
(100-207). 

140-181.  Tabitha,  b.  in  Ipswich  Village,  30  June,  1763  ;  m.  Jacob  Pickard 
(145-96). 

140-109.  Moses4  Pearson  (Lieut.  Stephen  140-55;  Stephen  140- 
12;  Dea.  John  140),  baptized  18  Mar.,  1715-6;  married  in  Newbury,  1 
Jan.,  1738-9,  Sarah  G-reenleaf  of  Newbury;  residence,  Byfield  Parish, 
Rowley.  She  died  —  Aug.,  1792.  He  died,  1794. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

140-182.  Elizabeth^  b.  18  May,  1743;  m.  Reuben  Pearson  (140-105). 
140-183.  Eunice,  b.  13  Sept.,  1745 ;  d.  15  Feb.,  1825 ;  unm. 

140-184.  Sarah,  b.  4  Nov.,  1750 ;  d.  20  Aug.,  1821 ;  unm. 

140-185.  Moses,  b.  1  May,  1755. 

140-115.  Jeremiah4  Pearson  (Lieut.  Stephen  140-55;  Stephen 
140-12;  Dea.  John  140),  baptized  13  Apr.,  1729;  married  in  Newbury, 
4  July,  1754,  Elizabeth  Coombs  of  Newbury. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

140-186.  Hannah, 5  b.  18  Aug.,  1755. 

140-187.  Olive,  b.  9  Mar.,  1757. 

140-188.  Stephen,  b.  24  May,  1759. 

140-189.  Jemima,  bp.  20  Sept.,  1761  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

140-190.  Elizabeth,  bp.  14  Apr.,  1765  (Byfield  Ch.  R.). 

140-191.  Patience,  bp.  14  Jan.,  1770  (Byfiehl  Ch.  R.). 

140-123.  Samuel5  Pearson  (Capt.  John  140-61;  Joseph  140-16; 
Capt.  John  140-2;  Dea.  John  140),  born  28  June,  1739;  married  10 
Dec.,  1760,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  John  Todd  (203-12).  His  home 
in  Rowley  was  at  "The  Mills.”  He  died  23  Apr.,  1789  (P.  R.).  His 
widow,  Elizabeth,  died  11  Mar.,  1801. 

*  Humphrey  H.  Richards,  son  of  Moses  and  Elizabeth  (Lambert)  Richards,  was 
born  in  Rowley,  17  Nov.,  1755;  d.  28  May,  1783  (G.  S.).  Rev.  soldier. 


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Children  of  record  in  Rowley: 

140-192.  Samuel, 6  bp.  27  Sept.,  1761 ;  m.  6  Dec.,  1792,  Sarah  Cressey  (48- 
56).  She  d.  10  Aug.,  1829.  He  d.  —  Oct.,  1838,  without  issue. 

140-193.  Elizabeth,  bp.  7  Oct.,  1770 ;  m.  15  Feb.,  1794,  William  Williams 
of  Salem.  They  lived  in  Rowley,  in  the  house  now  (1932) 
owned  and  occupied  by  Joseph  N.  Dummer.  She  d.  1838. 


140-125.  John5  Pearson  ( Capt .  John  140-61;  Joseph  140-16; 
Capt.  John  140-2;  Dea.  John  140),  born  3  Oct.,  1746;  married  13  June, 
1775,  Sarah  Thurston.  She  died  28  Apr.,  1818,  aged  70  years.  His 
home  in  Rowley  was  at  “The  Mills,”  where  he  died  15  Hoy.,  1807. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

140-194.  Ruth, 6  b.  9  Dec.,  1776  ;  d.  28  May,  1777. 

140-195.  Sarah,  b.  22  Mar.,  1778;  m.  26  Nov.,  1800,  Moses  Elliot  of  New¬ 
bury. 

140-196.  Elizabeth,  b.  5  Feb.,  1780;  d.  29  Oct.,  1781. 

140-197.  Mehitable,  b.  1  Jan.,  1783  (P.  R.)  ;  m.  9  Jan.,  1806,  James  Web¬ 
ster  of  Newbury;  d.  16  Sept.,  1815. 

140-198.  Hannah,  b.  9  Oct.,  1785  ;  d.  10  Aug.,  1814;  unm. 

140-199.  John,  b.  4  Mar.,  1791  (P.  R.)  ;  d.  5  Oct.,  1819;  unm.  (G.  S.).  His 
will,  dated  14  Sept.,  1819,  mentions  friend  and  housekeeper, 
Elizabeth  Tenney ;  children  of  sister  Sarah  Elliot ;  three  chil¬ 
dren  of  sister  Mehitable  Webster,  deceased ;  Thomas  Gage,  exr. 
(Essex  Probate,  395:  366). 


140-130.  Benjamin5  Pearson  ( Benjamin  140-65;  Capt .  Benjamin 
140-46;  Benjamin  140-10;  Dea.  John  140),  born  in  Newbury,  15  July, 
1754;  married  in  Newbury,  11  Nov.,  1778,  Hannah  Goodridge.  She 
died  in  Newbury,  15  Feb.,  1815,  aged  59  years  (G.  S.  Byfield).  He 
married  (2)  in  West  Newbury,  4  Dec.,  1820,  Lois  Foster  of  West  New¬ 
bury.  His  home  was  in  Byfield  Parish,  Newbury,  where  he  died  7 
Dec.,  1825  (G.  S.  Byfield).  His  widow,  Lois,  died  4  Aug.,  1835,  aged 
68  years  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

Children  born  in  Newbury : 

140-200.  Mollys  (Mary),  b.  7  July,  1780;  m.  Abial  Pearson  Follensbee. 
140-201.  Dorothy,  b.  8  May,  1784;  m.  Richard  Chute  (39-37). 

140-202.  Hannah,  b.  1  Nov.,  1787  ;  m.  in  Newbury,  20  Jan.,  1818,  William 
Alexander. 

140-203.  Jane,  b.  27  Dec.,  1789;  d.  19  Feb.,  1839  (G.  S.  Byfield).  Her 
will,  dated  17  May,  1838,  mentions  sister  Mary,  wife  of  Abial 
Pearson  Follensbee  of  Waterville,  Me. ;  sister  Dorothy,  widow 
of  Richard  Chute ;  sister  Hannah,  wife  of  William  Alexander 
of  Newburyport ;  brother  Enoch  Pearson  of  Andover ;  nephew 
Benjamin  Pearson,  Jr. ;  nephew  Benjamin  Pearson  Chute ; 
brother  Benjamin  Pearson  to  have  residue  and  be  exr.  (Essex 
Probate,  410-331). 

140-204.  Benjamin,  b.  17  Mar.,  1794 ;  m.  in  Newbury,  6  May,  1823,  Lois 
Noyes  of  Newbury.  His  home  was  in  Byfield  Parish,  Newbury, 
where  he  d.  20  July,  1844  (G.  S.  Byfield).  She  d.  15  Aug.,  1886, 
aged  91  years  (G.  S.  Byfield).  Children:  Benjamin, 7  Leonard, 
Margaret,  Edward. 

140-205.  Enoch,  b.  1  Sept.,  1796 ;  was  of  Andover,  17  May,  1838. 

140-206.  Judith,  b.  5  Sept.,  1799. 


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140-155.  Bradstreet5  Pearson  ( Jacob  140-77;  Jedidiah  140-48; 
Benjamin  140-10;  Dea.  John  140),  born  8  Mar.,  1754;  married  in 
Bradford,  —  Oct.,  1780,  Sarah  (Sally)  Hale  of  Bradford.  He  died 
before  6  Aug.,  1800  (Essex  Probate).  Key.  soldier. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

140-207.  Betty, e  b.  5  Apr.,  1781. 

140-208.  Sally,  b.  24  Jan.,  1783. 

140-209.  Bradstreet,  b.  24  Oct.,  1784. 

140-210.  Polly,  b.  20  Dec.,  1785.  Tt  is  prob.  she  m.  about  1808,  William 
Pearson  of  New  Milford,  Me. 

140-161.  Noyes5  Pearson  ( Noyes  140-104;  David  140-52;  Benja¬ 
min  140-10;  Dea.  John  140),  born  27  Sept.,  1772;  married  31  Oct., 
1797,  Mary,  daughter  of  William  Searle  (170-15);  died  4  June,  1812 
(G.  S.  Byfield).  Administration  granted,  3  Aug.,  1812,  to  Isaac  Pear¬ 
son  (Essex  Probate,  382:  558).  His  widow,  Mary,  died  in  Georgetown, 
24  Jan.,  1843  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

140-211.  Nancy, 6  b.  15  Sept.,  1798 ;  d.  in  Georgetown,  26  Sept.,  1847  ;  unm. 

140-212.  Hannah  Adams,  b.  24  Sept.,  1802 ;  m.  30  Dec.,  1821,  Thomas 
Larkin  of  Newbury;  d.  10  Nov.,  1866  (G.  S.  Byfield). 

140-213.  Asenath,  b.  7  June,  1804;  m.  30  Sept.,  1830,  Jeremiah  S.  Morse; 

d.  in  Georgetown,  9  Oct.,  1874.  He  d.  in  Georgetown,  22  Nov., 
1889.  Their  son,  William  Henry, 7  b.  20  Sept.,  1831. 

140-214.  Noyes,  twin,  b.  27  Aug.,  1807 ;  m.  Belinda  Thurlow  of  George¬ 
town,  and  d.  there  2  June,  1857. 

140-215.  Mary,  twin,  b.  27  Aug.,  1807  ;  m.  1  Nov.,  1831,  Charles  M.  Ste¬ 
vens  of  Maine. 

140-164.  Eben5  Pearson  ( Noyes  140-104;  David  140-52;  Benja¬ 
min  140-10;  Dea.  John  140),  born  4  Sept.,  1782;  married  in  Newbury, 
19  Sept.,  1811,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Aaron  Eogers  of  Newbury.  His 
homestead  in  Byfield  Parish,  Rowley,  now  Georgetown,  is  now  (1932) 
occupied  by  his  grandson,  Frank  Pearson  Dalton.  The  house  was  built, 
1707.  He  died  in  Georgetown,  27  Jan.,  1839  (G.  S.  Byfield).  His 
widow,  Hannah,  died  in  Georgetown,  10  Feb.,  1874,  aged  85  years. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

140-216.  Cynthia, 6  b.  21  Mar.,  1812;  m.  31  Dec.,  1829,  Wm.  F.  Hills;  d. 

1  Apr.,  1830  (Rowley  R.)  (30  Mar.,  G.  S.  Byfield). 

140-217.  Lois  Rogers,  b.  8  Aug.,  1813;  d.  23  June,  1819  (G.  S.  Byfield). 
140-218.  Caroline,  b.  11  Feb.,  1815 ;  m.  22  Nov.,  1836,  Timothy  B.  Eastman. 

140-219.  Phebe  Rogers,  b.  29  Dec.,  1816;  m.  Albert  Newton;  d.  in  Grove- 
land,  29  Nov.,  1864. 

140-220.  Eunice  Rogers,  b.  13  Sept.,  1819 ;  m.  13  Dec.,  1838,  James  Witham. 

140-221.  Louiza,  b.  22  June,  1822;  m.  Sept.,  1838,  Harrison  W.  Dalton; 
d.  11  Feb.,  1898. 

140-222.  Elmira  Danforth,  b.  8  Mar.,  1824 ;  m.  6  Apr.,  1843,  Nahum  M. 
Witham. 

140-223.  Mary  Ann,  b.  27  Dec.,  1825;  m.  23  Nov.,  1843,  William  Bourne. 
140-224.  Eliza  Matilda,  b.  21  Jan.,  1828;  m.  Eben  Bean. 

140-225.  Eben  Noyes  Adams,  b.  12  Aug.,  1831 ;  d.  12  July,  1834. 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

140-177.  Jonathan5  Pearson  ( Jonathan  140-108;  Lieut.  Stephen 
140-55;  Stephen  140-12;  Lea.  John  140),  born  in  Ipswich  Village,  9 
Oct.,  1754;  married  in  Newburyport,  2  Nov.,  1779,  Abigail  Woodwell 
of  Newburyport,  where  she  died  23  May,  1792  (P.  R.).  He  married 
(2)  in  Ipswich,  13  Nov.,  1792,  Eunice,  daughter  of  Daniel  and  Eunice 
(Perley)  Nourse  of  Ipswich,  and  died  in  Newburyport,  8  Oct.,  1805. 
Rev.  soldier.  His  widow,  Eunice,  died  in  Newburyport,  20  Oct.,  1835, 
aged  72  years  (G.  S.  Highland  Cemetery). 

Children  born  in  Newburyport : 

140-226.  Abigail^  b.  31  Oct.,  1780;  d.  in  Newburyport,  14  Sept.,  1861;  unm. 

140-227.  Sarah,  b.  17  June,  1782  ;  m.  in  Newburyport,  12  June,  1810,  Enoch 
Coffin  of  Newburyport. 

140-228.  Jonathan,  b.  23  Apr.,  1784;  m.  in  Newburyport,  31  Mar.,  1807, 
Olive,  dau.  of  Lemuel  and  Catherine  (Kreble)  Coffin,  b.  in 
Fredericton,  Md.,  14  July,  1785,  d.  in  Newburyport,  4  June,  1846, 
aged  61  years  (G.  S.  Oak  Hill  Cemetery).  His  residence  was 
Newburyport,  where  the  births  of  eight  of  his  children  are  of 
record ;  the  ninth  is  of  record  in  Salisbury.  He  d.  22  Mar., 
1863  (P.  R.). 

140-229.  Benjamin,  b.  6  Jan.,  1786;  d.  in  Newburyport,  12  Mar.,  1792 
(P.  R.). 

140-230.  Hannah,  b.  18  Jan.,  1788. 

140-231.  Jacob,  b.  11  Sept.,  1789;  d.  in  Newburyport,  11  May,  1790  (P.  R.). 

140-232.  Fanny,  b.  3  Dec.,  1793  ;  m.  in  Newburyport,  10  Apr.,  1826,  James 
Short,  Jr.,  of  Newbury  (P.  R.). 

140-233.  Elizabeth,  b.  23  Aug.,  1796 ;  m.  in  Newburyport,  16  Mar.,  1817, 
Thomas  Pearson  of  Newburyport. 

140-234.  John  Perley,  b.  23  Oct.,  1800;  m.  31  Mar.,  1828,  Hannah  Pills- 
bury  of  Newburyport,  where  she  d.  11  Jan.,  1837.  He  m.  (2) 
11  Oct.,  1838,  Mary  Ann  Pillsbury  of  Newburyport;  residence, 
Newburyport,  where  he  d.  27  Jan.,  1876. 

140-180.  Stephen5  Pearson  ( Jonathan  140-108  ;  Lieut.  Stephen 
140-55;  Stephen  140-12;  Dea.  John  140),  born  in  Ipswich  Village, 
30  May,  1761;  married  in  Rowley,  22  Oct.,  1787,  Ruth,  daughter  of 
Stephen  Jewett  (100-132).  She  died  21  Sept.,  1790.  He  married  (2) 
in  Ipswich,  2  Oct.,  1792,  Sally,  daughter  of  Daniel  and  Eunice  (Per¬ 
ley)  Nourse.  She  died  17  Sept.,  1830  (T.  R.).  He  died  8  Aug.,  1831 
(G.  S.  Rowley). 

He  was  a  soldier*  of  the  Revolution,  serving  in  the  same  company 
with  James  Jewett  (101-144)  and  Jacob  Pickard  (145-96)  in  Col. 
Nathaniel  Wade’s  Regiment  at  West  Point  at  the  time  of  Arnold’s 
treason,  and  was  one  of  those  who  rowed  Arnold  to  the  British  man- 
of-war,  “Vulture.” 

Children  born  in  Ipswich  Village : 

140-235.  Betsy  Little, 6  b.  3  May,  1788 ;  m.  -  McIntosh. 

140-236.  Ruth  Jewett,  b.  7  Dec.,  1793  ;  m.  Jewett  Hobson  (89-66). 

140-237.  Stephen,  b.  28  June,  1796  ;  m.  8  Sept.,  1818,  Joanna  Harris;  m. 
(2)  Martha  Pettingell. 

140-238.  Amasa,  b.  20  Sept.,  1798  ;  d.  16  Apr.,  1826;  unm.  (G.  S.  Rowley). 

*  The  knapsack  he  carried  and  the  “Tower  musket”  he  captured  from  the  British 
are  in  my  possession.  (A.  E.  J.) 


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140-239.  John  Nourse,  b.  12  Jan.,  1801;  m.  (int.  20  June,  1830)  Dorothy, 
dau.  of  George  and  Deborah  (Chapman)  Howe  of  Rowley;  d. 
4.  Nov.,  1882.  She  d.  28  May,  1891  (Monument,  Rowley). 

140-240.  Sophia,  b.  28  Jan.,  1803;  d.  11  Mar.,  1825;  unm.  (G.  S.  Rowley). 
140-241.  Mark,  b.  24  July,  1807  ;  m.  Rebecca  Barry  of  Boston. 

140-242.  Harriet,  b.  20  Aug.,  1812 ;  d.  24  Apr.,  1838  ;  unm. 

PERLEY 

141.  John3  Perley,  son  of  Samuel2  and  Ruth  (Trumble  204-4) 
Perley),  of  Ipswich,  and  grandson  of  Allen1  of  the  same,  was  born  28 
Sept.,  1669;  married  13  July,  1698,  Jane,  daughter  of  Lieut.  John 
Dresser  (58-1).  They  lived  in  Ipswich,  where  their  children  were  born. 

PERLEY 

142.  Samuel3  Perley,  son  of  Samuel2  and  Ruth  (Trumble  204-4) 
Perley  of  Ipswich,  and  grandson  of  Allen1  of  the  same,  was  born  28 
May,  1667;  married  28  Mar.,  1694,  Abigail,  daughter  of  Isaac  Cum¬ 
mings  of  Topsfield. 

He  moved  to  Rowley  about  the  time  of  his  marriage.  His  homestead 
was  very  near  the  boundary  line  between  Rowley  and  Boxford.  She 
died  2  Jan.,  1725-6.  He  died  24  Oct.,  1746. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

142-1.  Abigail,*  b.  8  Aug.,  1695 ;  d.  soon. 

142-2.  Susannah,  b.  19  Nov.,  1697;  m.  Samuel  Stickney  (189-30). 

142-3.  Abigail,  b.  6  July,  1700;  m.  Aaron  Jewett  (101-44). 

142-4.  David,  b.  25  Oct.,  1702;  m.  Elizabeth  Jewett  (103-20). 

142-5.  Patience,  b.  20  Mar.,  1704-5;  m.  Jeremiah  Harriman  (78-17). 

142-4.  David4  Perley  ( Samuel  142;  Samuel  of  Ipswich ;  Allen  of 
Ipswich),  born  25  Oct.,  1702;  married  18  June,  1729,  Elizabeth,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  John  Jewett  (103-6).  She  died  5  May,  1768.  He  married  (2) 
in  Ipswich,  22  Sept.,  1768,  Sarah  Lummus  of  Ipswich;  died  1  Sept., 
1787.  His  widow,  Sarah,  died  —  May,  1803.  His  home  in  Rowley 
was  the  homestead  of  his  father. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

142-6.  Elizabeth^  b.  25  May,  1730;  d.  11  Jan.,  1731-2. 

142  -  7.  Elizabeth,  b.  13  Oct.,  1732 :  d.  24  Jan.,  1736-7. 

142-8.  John,  b.  23  Nov.,  1735;  d.  29  Jan.,  1736-7. 

142  -  9.  John,  b.  7  Apr.,  1737  ;  m.  Lydia  Perley  of  Boxford. 

142-10.  Abigail,  b.  13  May,  1739;  m.  Richard  Tenney  (195-63). 

142-11.  Sarah,  b.  27  May,  1742;  d.  28  Jan.,  1749-50. 

142-12.  Mary,  b.  2  Mar.,  1745-6 ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  23  July,  1766,  Joseph  Chap¬ 
man  ;  residence,  Rowley.  She  d.  2  Jan.,  1821.  He  d.  24  Mar., 
1826,  aged  86  years. 

Ruth,  b.  2  Sept.,  1747 ;  m.  in  Ipswich,  8  Sept.,  1767,  Philemon 
Foster  of  Ipswich ;  residence,  Linebrook  Parish,  Ipswich.  He  d. 
10  May,  1818,  aged  82.  She  d.  10  Apr.,  1834  (G.  S.  Linebrook). 


142-13. 


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142-9.  John5  Perley  ( David  142-4;  Samuel  142;  Samuel  of  Ips¬ 
wich ;  Allen  of  Ipswich ),  born  7  Apr.,  1737;  married  in  Boxford,  21 
Sept.,  1767,  Lydia  Perley  of  Boxford.  She  died  10  Aug.,  1804,  aged 
62  years  (G.  S.  Linebrook).  He  married  (2)  (int.  25  Oct.,  1805) 
Widow  Phebe  Cheney.  She  died  5  June,  1811.  He  married  (3)  22 
Nov.,  1814,  Widow  Hannah  (Perley)  Clark.  He  died  30  Nov.,  1822 
(G.  S.  Linebrook).  His  home  in  Rowley  was  the  homestead  of  his 
father. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

142-14.  Lydia, s  b.  29  Sept.,  1768  ;  m.  Thomas  Dickinson  (54-85). 

142-15.  Samuel,  b.  6  Aug-.,  1770 ;  settled  in  Boxford. 

142-16.  Lucy,  b.  26  Afar.,  1773  ;  m.  Josiah  Hazen  (85-58). 

142-17.  David,  b.  10  Afay,  1776  ;  m.  Dolly,  dau.  of  Benjamin  Scott  (168-45). 

142-18.  AIoses,  b.  5  June,  1779;  m.  4  Apr.,  1822,  Sarah  Aforse.  She  d.  12 
Sept.,  1833.  He  m.  (2)  23  Apr.,  1835,  Nancy  Scott  of  Newbury- 
port.  He  d.  24  Afay,  1857.  She  d.  31  Dec.,  1857.  Descendants 
in  male  line  now  (1932)  living*  in  Rowley. 

142-19.  John,  b.  3  Sept.,  1782;  d.  11  Afay,  1860;  unm.  He  was  the  donor 
of  the  Perley  Free  School  in  Georgetown.  (Afonument,  George¬ 
town.) 

142-17.  David6  Perley  ( John  142-9;  David  142-4;  Samuel  142; 
Samuel  of  Ipswich;  Allen  of  Ipswich),  born  10  May,  1776;  married 
(int.  25  May,  1809)  Dolly,  daughter  of  Benjamin  Scott  (168-45)  of 
Ipswich.  He  died  14  Aug.,  1851  (G.  S.  Linebrook).  She  died  7  Feb., 
1871,  aged  83  years,  8  months  (G.  S.  Linebrook). 

Child  born  in  Rowley : 

142-20.  David  Eri,7  b.  29  Dec.,  1816 ;  m.  15  Dec.,  1842,  Abigail,  dau.  of 
John  Cressey  (48-68).  His  homestead  was  the  homestead  of 
Samuel  (142)  and  he  was  the  fifth  generation  who  lived  there. 
He  d.  5  Dec.,  1906.  She  d.  9  Afar.,  1911. 

Children : 

i.  John  A1onroe,8  b.  12  Jan.,  1844 ;  m.  27  Apr.,  1876,  Afargaret 
Howe. 

ii.  Leverett  Wyman,  b.  24  Oct.,  1845 ;  m.  6  Nov.,  1873,  Emma 
Greives  of  Haverhill. 

iii.  AIartha  Scott,  b.  5  Feb.,  1848 ;  m.  25  Apr.,  1867,  George  Scott 

Bradstreet. 

iv.  Eva  A.,  b.  13  Oct.,  1852;  d.  28  Afar.,  1911. 

v.  David  Ernest,  b.  28  Apr.,  1864 ;  m.  7  Apr.,  1885,  Fannie 
Nichols  Brosnan  of  Haverhill,  who  was  b.  1  Afay,  1864. 
Children :  1.  Ernest  Winfield,0  b.  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  10 
Apr.,  1886 ;  m.  Laura  O’Kane ;  resides  in  Delaware,  Ohio ; 
child,  Pauline.10  2.  Harold  Afalcolm,9  b.  in  Brooklyn,  19 
Nov.,  1888;  m.  Sada  Ostrander;  resides  at  Oak  Park,  Ill.; 
child,  William  David.10  3.  John  Aferton,0  b.  in  Jersey 
City,  N.  J.,  16  Oct.,  1890 ;  m.  Ruth  Warren ;  resides  at  Ar¬ 
lington  Heights ;  child,  David  Warren.10 

PERLEY 

143.  Thoaias2  Perley,  son  of  Allen1  of  Ipswich,  married  8  July, 


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1667,  Lydia  Horsley*  probably  sister  of  Joseph  Horsley  (93).  They 
joined  Rowley  Church,  23  Feb.,  1675,  “Tho  Pearly”  and  his  wife  (un¬ 
named)  were  dismissed,  27  Dec.,  1702,  to  the  church  in  Boxford. 

It  is  probable  that  he  had  a  second  wife,  Lydia  (Peabody)  Howlet, 
widow  of  Thomas  Howlet,  Jr.  By  deed,  dated  8  Jan.,  1677,  Thomas 
•Pearly  and  his  wife  Lydia,  both  of  Rowley,  sell  to  William  Peabody 
of  Topsfield,  land  in  Boxford,  part  of  the  Dr.  Crosby  farm,  “according 
to  the  agreement,  which  my  father  Pabody  and  my  Brother  John 
Pearly  and  myself e  did  agree  should  be  my  share”  (Essex  Deeds,  4  Ips. : 
157).  A  deed  dated  8  Jan.,  1677,  shows  that  Thomas  Perley  of  Rowley 
with  wife,  Lydia,  was  brother  to  John  Perley  of  Newbury,  with  wife, 
Marah  (Mary)  (Essex  Deeds,  4  Ips.:  156). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

143-1.  Thomas, 3  b.  27  Sept.,  1669. 

143-2.  Lidia,  b.  25  July,  1672. 

143-3.  Jacob,  bp.  27  Feb.,  1675-6. 

143-4.  Hephzibah,  bp.  14  Apr.,  1678. 

PHILLIPS 

144.  Rev.  Samuel2  Phillips,  son  of  the  Rev.  George1  of  Water- 
town,  was  born  in  England,  1625,  at  Boxted  in  Essex  (Savage)  ;  Har¬ 
vard  College,  1650;  ordained,  June  1651,  colleague  with  the  Rev.  Eze¬ 
kiel  Rogers,  as  second  minister  of  Rowley;  married  —  Oct.,  1651 
(Gage)  Sarah,  daughter  of  Samuel  Appletonf  of  Ipswich.  He  died  22 
Apr.,  1696.  His  widow,  Sarah,  died  15  July,  1714.  (Monument). 

His  will,  dated  30  Mar.,  1696,  mentions,  among  others,  wife,  Sarah, 
who  has  life  use  of  most  of  the  estate;  eldest  son,  Samuel,  a  double 
portion ;  son  George ;  grandsons  Samuel,  son  of  son  Samuel,  and  Elipha- 
let,  son  of  daughter  Payson;  sons  of  Capt.  William  Bond  to  have  two- 
thirds  of  the  lot  of  land  in  Watertown  “my  uncle  Howard  gave  me” 
(Essex  Probate,  305-166). 

The  estate  was  finally  settled  22  Jan.,  1717-8;  the  parties  then  in 
interest  were:  Samuel  Phillips  and  his  wife,  Sarah;  George  Phillips; 
Edward  Payson  and  his  wife,  Elizabeth;  John  Bartlett  and  his  wife, 
Dorcas;  Samuel  Payson  and  his  wife,  Mary;  Thomas  Kimball  and  his 
wife,  Elizabeth;  Mary  Greenough;  Nathaniell  Mighill  and  his  wife, 
Priscilla;  Jonathan  Woodman  and  his  wife,  Sarah  (Essex  Probate, 
312:  247).  The  last  seven  were  representatives  of  Sarah  Phillips,  the 
oldest  daughter,  who  died  10  Feb.,  1706-7.  The  many  distinguished 
men  in  Massachusetts,  who  have  for  generations  made  the  name  of 
Phillips  illustrious,  are  his  descendants. 

*  The  “History  and  Genealogy  of  the  Perley  Family,”  by  M.  V.  B.  Perley,  1906, 
has  Thomas  Perley,  son  of  Allen  of  Ipswich,  married  8  July,  1667,  to  Lydia  Peabody, 
daughter  of  Lieut.  Francis  Peabody  of  Topsfield.  The  original  Rowley  record  is  as 
follows:  “anno  1667  Thomas  Pearley  &  Lidiah  Horsley  married  July  ye  eight  day.” 
Thomas  Howlet,  Jr.,**  the  first  husband  of  Lydia  Peabody  did  not  die  until  Dec., 
1667.  The  settlement  of  his  estate  and  the  will  of  his  father,  Ensign  Thomas 
Howlet,  dated  1  Nov.,  1677,  show  that  he  was  survived  by  his  widow,  Lydia,  and 
his  two  daughters:  Mary,  who  married  Thomas  Hazen  (85-4),  and  Alice,  who 
married  Isaac  Cummings. 

**  Perhaps  Houley  (Rowley  V.  R.). 

t  “Anno  1670  Mr  Samuel  Applton  buried  June  the  — ”  (Rowley  R.). 


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Mr.  Phillips’  ecclesiasticism  led  him  into  conflict  with  the  civil  law, 
as  shown  by  the  Essex  County  Court  Record  of  Apr.,  1679 — “Whereas 
a  complaint  hath  been  preferred  to  this  Court  by  Ezekiel  Northend 
and  others  subscribers  to  this  complaint  against  Rev.  Samuel  Phillips 
for  that  the  sd  Phillips  did  in  open  congregation  in  Rowley  the  last 
Lords  day  rendered  the  sd  and  divers  others  as  false  witnesses  in 
respect  to  some  testimony  they  had  given  unto  the  Maj.  Gen11  Denison, 
charging  the  said  Mr  Phillips  with  high  reflection  upon  authority; 
this  Court  having  considered  the  complaint,  evidence  and  answers  made 
cannot  but  adjudge  the  sd  Mr  Phillips  to  have  spoken  concerning  the 
said  witnesses  unadvisedly  and  very  injuriously,  to  their  great  reproach 
and  discouraging  of  witnesses  in  cases  of  like  nature  which  ought  not 
to  be  permitted,  do  therefore  sentence  the  sd  Mr  Phillips  for  the  sd 

offence  to  pay  a  fine  of  5  pounds  and  the  costs  of  complainants  and 

witnesses  and  fees.” 

His  homestead,  which  he  purchased,  16  Mar.,  1664,  of  Susannah 
Lume,  was  the  lot  laid  out  to  Nicholas  Jackson  (98). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

144-1.  Samuel, s  b.  —  12  mo.  (Feb.)  1654;  d.  soon. 

144-2.  Sarah,  b.  7 :  1  mo.  (Mar.)  1656;  m.  Stephen  Mighill  (127-8). 

144  -  3.  Samuel,  b.  23  :  1  mo.  1658  ;  m.  Mary,  dau.  of  John  Emerson,  Sr., 
of  Gloucester;  settled  in  Salem  (Essex  Deeds,  11:  68).  Their 
dau.,  Sarah, 4  was  b.  in  Rowley,  28  Jan.,  1691-2. 

144  -  4.  George,  b.  23  Nov.,  1659  ;  bur.  18  June,  1662. 

144  -  5.  Elizabeth,  b.  10  Nov.,  1661 ;  bur.  10  June,  1662. 

144-6.  Ezekiel,  b.  12  Feb.,  1662;  bur.  1:  1  mo.  1662 (?). 

144  -  7.  George,  b.  3  June,  1664 ;  Harvard  Coll.,  1686 ;  a  minister ;  settled 
at  Brookhaven,  L.  I.,  New  York. 

144-8.  Elizabeth,  b.  2  Aug*.,  1665  ;  m.  Rev.  Edward  Payson  (138). 

144-9.  Dorcas,  bp.  6  Jan.,  1666-7:  m.  13  Nov.,  1710,  John  Bartlett,  Sr., 
of  Newbury;  d.  in  Newbury,  13  Jan.,  1719. 

144-10.  Mary,  b.  15  Feb.,  1667-8 ;  m.  14  June,  1688,  Samuel  Payson,  brother 
of  Rev.  Edward  (138). 

144-11.  John,  b.  23  Oct.,  1670;  bur.  23  Nov.,  1670. 

PICKARD 

145.  John1  Pickard,  “carpenter,”  son  of  Widow  Ann  Lume  (122), 
married  29 :  8  mo.  1644,  Jane,  daughter  of  Widow  Constance  Crosby 
(5°). 

He  was  a  representative  in  the  General  Court  and  prominent  in  the 
affairs  of  the  town.  He  was  buried  24  Sept.,  1683. 

His  will,  dated  6  Sept.,  1683,  mentions,  to  wife  (unnamed),  “I  give 
my  now  dwelling-house  &  buildings  orchard  &  Lands  I  live  upon  situate 
&  Lying  in  the  bounds  of  Rowley  &  Ipswich;  also  the  Village  Farm 
which  Mathew  Perry  liveth  upon  with  the  privileges  thereof  all  dur¬ 
ing  the  time  of  her  naturall  life:  also  all  my  moveable  estate  to  be  at 
her  dispose:  always  providing  that  my  Dear  wife  be  my  sole  execu¬ 
trix  &  that  she  receive  all  such  Debts  as  are  Due  to  me  from  any  psons 
whatsoever.”  To  son  John  Pickard,  what  has  already  been  given  him 


292  Early  Settlers  oe  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

and  the  farm  at  Johnson’s  Pond,  also  the  reversion  of  what  has  been 
given  wife.  To  son  Samuel  Pickard,  all  the  land  between  Samuel 
Dresser’s  land  and  land  of  John  Wicom,  also  the  land  on  the  other 
side  of  the  street,  of  about  four  acres,  also  one-half  of  that  land  “I 
purchased  of  mj  son  Thomas  Hammond,”  also,  after  wife’s  decease, 
the  farm  now  in  occupation  of  Mathew  Perry.  Daughter  Rebecca  has 
had  £100,  now  to  have  £5;  Solomon  Phips,  £5;  daughter  Mary  has  had 
£100,  now  to  have  £5;  daughters  Sarah  and  Ann  the  same;  daughters 
Jane  and  Hannah  each  £100  when  twenty-one  years  old  or  married. 
(Essex  Ct.  Files,  40:  69).  The  inventory  of  his  estate,  amounting  to 
£1279-02s-04d.  was  taken  23 :  9  mo.  1683.  His  widow,  Jane,  died  22 
Feb.,  1715-6,  aged  89  years  (G.  S.). 

His  homestead  in  Rowley,  from  1660,  was  in  the  “Morland”  or  "Mur- 
lay”  field;  the  house  in  which  he  died  was  on  the  site  now  (1932)  occu¬ 
pied  by  the  house  of  the  late  Daniel  Harris  Hale  on  Main  Street.  It 
may  have  been  a  part  of  the  present  house.  The  home  farm  extended 
easterly  and  southerly  into  Ipswich  to  include  a  large  portion  of  J ewett’s 
Hill. 

Children  born  in  Rowley: 

145-1.  Rebecca, 2  b.  13  :  8  mo.  (Oct.)  1645;  m.  13  Nov.,  1667,  Solomon  Phips 
of  Charlestown;  d.  in  Charlestown,  1  Feb.,  1668  (Wyman). 

145-2.  Mary,  b.  about  1651;  m.  John  Pearson  (140-2). 

145-3.  John,  b.  1 :  1  mo.  (Mar).  1653  ;  m.  Sarah  Smith  (182-3). 

145-4.  Sarah,  b.  31:  11  mo.  (Jan.)  1656;  m.  Thomas  Hammond  (75). 
145-5.  Ann,  b.  15  Feb.,  1659-60;  m.  Aaron  Pingry  (146). 

145-6.  Samijel,  b.  —  3  mo.  (May)  1663  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Bradstreet  (25-10). 
145-7.  Jane,  bp.  22  Apr.,  1666;  m.  Edward  Hazen  (85-5). 

145-8.  Hannah,  b.  10  Apr.,  1670;  m.  Moses  Bradstreet  (25-9). 

145-3.  John2  Pickard  ( John  145),  born  1:  1  mo.  1653;  married 
11  Feb.,  1679-80,  Sarah,  daughter  of  John  Smith  (182).  She  died  28 
Sept.,  1689  (see  will  of  Widow  Faith  Law  114).  He  married  (2)  5 
Mar.,  1690-1,  Johanna  Bishop,*  widow  of  Job  Bishop  of  Ipswich  and 

*  In  her  petition,  filed  in  Ipswich  Court,  31  Mar.,  1691,  she  states  that  “I  married 
Bishop  who  went  to  see  intending-  to  return  in  about  six  months’  time,  voyaging 
to  the  Indies,  but  now  has  been  gone  three  years  and  never  heard  from;  that  one 
of  the  men  who  went  on  the  vessel  was  William  Smith  whose  wife  living  in  Boston 
sent  me  word  that  a  seaman  came  to  Boston,  informed  her  that  said  vessel  was 
foundered  and  lost  upon  some  place  now  forgotten  by  her;  that  all  hands  were 
drowned  and  buried  there  and  that  my  husband  and  hers  were  known  to  be  two 
of  them  there  buried;  that  I  was  left  with  a  child  and  servant,  both  of  which 
are  now  dead;  that  my  husband  left  several  debts  to  pay,  a  house  and  one-half 
acre  of  land.”  She  requests  that  administration  be  granted  to  “my  Friend  & 
neighbor  Mr  Phillap  Fowler.  I  have  desired  my  Broth  John  Tutle  to  come  wth 
him.”  (signed)  Johana  Bishop. 

Administration  on  the  estate  of  Job  Bishop  was  granted,  31  Mar.,  1691,  to  Philip 
Fowler  of  Ipswich  (Essex  Probate  Files,  2472). 

In  the  Ipswich  record  of  intention  of  marriage  with  Edmund  Potter,  entered 
20  Nov.,  1701,  she  is  styled  “Hannah  Tuttle  alias  Pickard  of  Rowley.” 

Edmund  Potter  of  Ipswich,  in  his  will,  dated  18  Mar.,  1701-2,  proved  13  Apr.,  1702, 
mentions  wife,  Johanah,  a  marriage  agreement,  and  “my  will  is  that  what  estate 
my  wife  brought  to  me  at  her  marriage  shall  be  returned  again  to  her”  (Essex 
Probate  File,  22549). 

By  deed,  dated  6  May,  1725,  Samuel  Wallis,  Jr.,  of  Ipswich,  physician,  and  Sarah, 
his  wife,  sell  to  Thomas  Carlton  of  Bradford,  carpenter,  about  twenty-eight  acres 
of  land  in  Boxford,  being  “one  third  part  of  ye  Thirds  laid  out  to  ye  Widdow 
Joanna  Pickard  now  Whipple  in  a  certain  Farm  belonging  to  John  Pickard  of 


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Built,  probably  before  1700,  by  Capt.  Samuel  Pickard  (145-6).  Removed  a  few  rods  to  the  rear  in  1922. 


PINGRY  HOUSE,  NEWBURY  STREET 
Built  about  1730,  probably  by  Job  Pingry  (146-3).  Destroyed  by  fire  in  1915 


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daughter  of  Simon  and  Sarah  (Cogswell)  Tuttle  of  Ipswich,  where 
she  was  born  24  Sept.,  1664. 

He  died  1  Nov.,  1697.  Administration  granted,  28  Mar.,  1699,  to 
his  widow,  Johanna  Pickard  (Essex  Probate  File,  21788).  She  was 
appointed,  29  Mar.,  1700,  guardian  of  John  Pickard,  15  years  old, 
Sarah  Pickard,  8  years  old,  David  Pickard,  6  years  old,  and  Jane 
Pickard,  2  years  old,  being  the  children  of  John  Pickard,  late  of  Row- 
ley,  deceased.  John  Tuttell  (Tuttle)  of  Ipswich  and  Samuel  Pickard 
of  Rowley  were  sureties  on  her  bond  (Essex  Probate  File,  21789).  She 
married  (3)  17  Dec.,  1701,  Edmund  Potter  of  Ipswich;  she  married 
(4)  in  Ipswich,  14  Apr.,  1703,  John  Whipple,  Jr.,  of  Ipswich,  later 
styled  Capt.  John  Whipple. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

145  -  9.  Sarah, 3  b.  28  Sept.,  1681 ;  bur.  4  Oct.,  1681. 

145-10.  John,  b.  18  Jan.,  1682-3  ;  bur.  27  Jan.,  1682-3. 

145-11.  John,  b.  1  June,  1684;  a  soldier,  “being’  wounded  by  ye  enemy 
dyed  at  Billerica,  Aug1.  6,  1706”  (Ch.  R.)  ;  unm.  Adm.  granted 
7  Oct.,  1706,  to  Samuel  Pickard  (Essex  Probate,  309:  102). 

145-12.  Jonathan,  b.  1687;  m.  Johanna  Jewett  (101-37). 

145-13.  Francis,  b.  23  Sept.,  1689;  m.  Edna  Northern!  (132-9). 

145-14.  Sarah,  b.  23  Dec.,  1691;  m.  (int.  in  Ipswich,  27:  12  mo.  1713)  Dr. 
Samuel  Wallis  of  Ipswich. 

145-15.  David,  d.  2  Mar.,  1713-4,  aged  20  years,  10  mos.,  26  days  (G.  S. 

Ipswich)  ;  unm.  Adm.  granted,  3  Jan.  1714-5,  to  Samuel  Wallis 
and  his  wife,  Sarah  Wallis  (Essex  Probate,  311:  213). 

145-16.  Johanna,  b.  25  Feb.,  1694-5 ;  d.  4  Sept.,  1696. 

145-17.  Simon,  b.  17  July,  1697;  d.  25  July,  1697. 

145-18.  Jane,  b.  1  July,  1698;  d.  24  June,  1701. 

145-6.  Capt.  Samuel2  Pickard  ( John  145),  born  3  mo.  1663; 
married  22  June,  1685,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Capt.  Moses  Bradstreet 
(25-7).  She  was  buried  28  May,  1686.  He  married  (2)  31  May,  1687, 
Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Hon.  Thomas  Hale  of  Newbury;  she  died  29 
June,  1730,  in  her  62nd  year  (G-.  S.).  He  married  (3)  (int.  20  May, 
1731),  Sarah,  widow  of  Maximilian  Jewett  (100-14). 

He  died  2  Sept.,  1751  (G.  S.).  His  will,  dated  9  Apr.,  1739,  men¬ 
tions  eldest  son,  Samuel;  sons  Thomas,  Moses  and  Joseph;  daughters 
Elizabeth,  wife  of  Thomas  Dickinson;  Mary,  wife  of  Jonathan  Dickin¬ 
son;  Hannah,  wife  of  William  Jewett;  and  children  of  Jane,  late  wife 
of  Joseph  Stickney  (Essex  Probate,  330:  217). 

Rowley  decd  a  former  Husband  of  said  Joanna,  .  .  .  belong  to  us  ye  sd  Samuel 
Wallis  &  Sarah  his  wife  after  ye  Decease  of  our  honoured  mother  the  said  Joanna 
Whipple  to  whom  ye  sd  Thirds  do  belong  during  her  life.  Also  I  the  sd  Joanna 
Whipple  do  by  these  presents  .  .  .  surrender  present  possession  to  ye  said  Thomas 
Carlton.” 

Signed  and  sealed  by  Samuel  Wallis,  Jr.,  Sarah  Wallis  and  Joanna  Whipple  (Essex 
Deeds,  54:  30). 

By  deed,  dated  6  July,  1732,  “Joanna  Whipple  Widow  of  Capt.  John  Whipple 
late  of  Ipswich  .  .  .  Dec’d  &  Susanna  Tuttle  of  Ipswich  .  .  .  single  woman  both 
children  of  Simon  Tuttle  late  of  Ipswich  .  .  .  yeoman  Decd”  convey  to  “our 

kinsman  Mark  Haskell  of  Ipswich”  certain  land  in  Ipswich,  being  “that  part  of 
ye  Real  Estate  of  Our  Parent  abovesaid  which  was  Set  Off  to  our  Hond  Mother 
as  her  thirds.” 

Signed  and  sealed  by  Joanna  Whipple  and  Susanna  Tuttle  (Essex  Deeds,  77:  42). 


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His  widow,  Sarah,  died  26  Aug.,  1771,  in  her  94th  or  95th  year. 
“She  had  been  employed  as  a  Midwife  &  was  much  respected  in  her 
place  &  station ;  but  was  worn  out  with  Eating  age  till  the  weary  wheels 
of  life  at  length  stood  still”  (Byfield  Ch.  R.).  Her  will  was  dated  22 
Nov.,  1768  (Essex  Probate,  347:  176). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

145-19.  Elizabeth^  b.  14  May,  1686 ;  bur.  3  June,  1686. 

145-20.  Samuel,  b.  9  Mar.,  1687-8  ;  d.  9  June,  1689. 

145-21.  Samuel,  b.  4  Dec.,  1689 ;  ra.  in  Boxford,  18  Mar.,  1713,  Phebe  Bixby 
of  Boxford;  m.  (2)  (int.  in  Ipswich,  22:  4  mo.  1717)  Lydia, 
widow  of  Ebenezer  Clarke  (41-13).  He  settled  in  Boxford.  His 
son  Jonathan  d.  in  Brookfield,  1  July,  1805. 

145-22.  Thomas,  b.  6  Feb.,  1690-1;  m.  23  May,  1722,  Mehitable  Dresser 
(58-30)  ;  settled  in  Boxford. 

145-23.  Moses,  b.  4  Dec.,  1694;  m.  Lydia  Platts  (148-19). 

145-24.  Elizabeth,  b.  22  Mar.,  1696-7;  m.  Thomas  Dickinson  (54-17). 
145-25.  Mary,  b.  20  Aug1..  1698;  m.  Jonathan  Dickinson  (54-19). 

145-26.  Joseph,  b.  17  Mar.,  1699-1700;  m.  Sarah  Jewett  (100-42). 

145-27.  Jane,  b.  5  May,  1704;  m.  26  Dec.,  1727,  Joseph  Stickney. 

145-28.  Hannah,  bp.  3  Feb..  1705-6;  m,  William  Jewett  (100-72). 

145-29.  John,  bp.  3  Sept.,  1710;  d.  17  Sept.,  1710. 

145-12.  Lieut.  Jonathan3  Pickard  ( John  145-3;  John  145),  born 
1687;  married  (int.  8  Apr.,  1710)  Johanna,  daughter  of  Capt.  Joseph 
Jewett  (101-8)  ;  died  25  Jan.,  1734-5  (Ch.  R.),  in  his  48th  year  (G-.  S.). 
His  widow,  Johanna,  died  26  July,  1748.  Her  will,  dated  15  July,  1746, 
mentions  only  son,  Jonathan;  eldest  daughter,  Ruth,  wife  of  Eliphalet 
Jewett;  youngest  daughter,  Lucy  Pickard,  and  daughters  Johanna  Bur¬ 
pee,  and  Sarah  Noyes,  wife  of  Benjamin  Noyes  (Essex  Probate,  328: 
165). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

145-30.  Sarah, 4  b.  6  Feb.,  1710-1;  d.  16  Nov.,  1722  (G.  S.). 

145-31.  Ruth,  b.  13  Nov.,  1713;  m.  Eliphalet  Jewett  (100-57). 

145-32.  Jonathan,  b.  6  Dec.,  1716;  m.  Mary  Hammond  (75-9). 

145-33.  John,  bp.  28  Sept.,  1719;  d.  12  Nov.,  1719. 

145-34.  Johanna,  b.  16  Jan.,  1720-1  ;  m.  Joseph  Burpee  (32-19). 

145-35.  Sarah,*  b.  18  May,  1723  ;  m.  —  Oct.,  1744,  Benjamin  Noyes.  He 
d.  23  Aug.,  1748.  She  d.  25  Aug.,  1748. 

145-36.  Jane,  b.  29  Apr.,  1725 ;  d.  12  Dec.,  1727. 

145-37.  Lucy,  b.  2  Oct.,  1728;  m.  Moses  Bradstreet  (25-47). 

145-38.  Joshua,  b.  27  Nov.,  1730;  d.  24  Oct.,  1736. 

145-13.  Dea.  Francis3  Pickard  ( John  145-3;  John  145),  born 
23  Sept.,  1689;  married  25  Nov.,  1714,  Edna,  daughter  of  Ezekiel 
Northend  (132-6).  She  died  30  Aug.,  1769  (G-.  S.).  He  was  chosen 
deacon  of  Rowley  Church,  1739,  and  died  12  Sept.,  1778  (G.  S.).  His 

*  They  had  resided  in  some  town  southerly  from  Rowley  and  were  going  to  reside 
in  Maine.  Visting  her  mother  by  the  way,  in  Rowley,  both  husband  and  wife,  and 
mother  Pickard  were  taken  sick  and  all  died  within  a  month.  The  daughter  of 
Benjamin  and  Sarah  Noyes,  named  Sarah,  was  “brought  up”  by  her  aunt  Lucy 
(Pickard)  Bradstreet,  and  married  Dea.  George  Jewett  (101-110). 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

will,  dated  17  Sept.,  1773,  mentions  son  Francis  who  has  the  home¬ 
stead;  daughter  Dorothy  Kilburn  and  grandson  Daniel  Hale  (Essex 
Probate,  353:  231). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

145-39.  Jane, 4  bp.  18  Sept.,  1715 ;  d.  27  Sept.,  1715. 

145-40.  Dorothy,  bp.  11  Aug.,  1717 ;  d.  25  Aug.,  1717. 

145-41.  John,  bp.  23  Nov.,  1718;  d.  6  Jan.,  1718-9. 

145-42.  Edna,  b.  24  Jan.,  1719-20 ;  d.  20  Mar.,  1720. 

145-43.  Mehitable,  bp.  26  Nov.,  1721 ;  d.  —  Jan.,  1721-2. 

145-44.  Jane,  bp.  23  June,  1723  ;  d.  16  July,  1723. 

145-45.  Francis,  b.  6  Feb.,  1724-5;  d.  11  Mar.,  1816;  unm.  (G.  S.).  He 
lived  in  the  house  that  was  his  father’s  on  what  is  known  as 
the  Daniel  Harris  Hale  place. 

145-46.  Hannah,  d.  24  Sept.,  1727. 

145-47.  Edna,  b.  26  Dec.,  1728;  m.  16  June,  1749,  Daniel  Hale  of  Newbury; 

d.  in  Newbury,  12  May,  1751.  Her  son,  Daniel  Hale,  is  men¬ 
tioned  in  her  father’s  will. 

145-48.  Dorothy,  b.  5  Oct.,  1730;  m.  Joseph  Kilborne  (106-29). 

145-49.  Sarah,  bp.  22  Dec.,  1734;  d.  18  Feb.,  1734-5. 

145-23.  Moses3  Pickard  ( Capt .  Samuel  145-6;  John  145),  born 
4  Dec.,  1694;  married  22  Nov.,  1716,  Lydia,  daughter  of  Moses  Platts 
(148-9);  died  10  May,  1761.  His  will,  dated  2  May,  1761,  mentions 
wife,  Lydia;  sons  Moses  and  David;  daughter  Elizabeth  Clark  (Essex 
Probate,  338:  187).  His  widow,  Lydia,  died  1  Apr.,  1774. 

Children  born  in  Rowley : 

145-50.  Twins, 4  d.  17  Oct.,  1717  (Ch.  R.). 

145-51.  Moses,  b.  9  Jan.,  1718-9;  m.  Jane  Saunders. 

145-52.  David,  b.  11  Nov.,  1721;  m.  Abigail  - ;  d.  Apr.,  1776.  His  will, 

dated  18  Nov.,  1775,  mentions  wife,  Abigail,  who  is  sole  legatee 
(Essex  Probate,  351:  582)  His  widow,  Abigail,  d.  9  Sept.,  1802, 
aged  81  years. 

145-53.  Elizabeth,  b.  25  Oct.,  1723  ;  m.  Dea.  Moses  Clark  (41-38). 

145-54.  John,  b.  11  July,  1726;  d.  28  Feb.,  1748-9;  unm.  (Ch.  R.). 

145-55.  Lydia,  b.  22  May,  1728 ;  d.  29  Dec.,  1728. 

145-56.  Lydia,  b.  11  July,  1730 :  d.  11  Nov.,  1758  ;  unm. 

145-57.  Hannah,  b.  4  Aug.,  1732 ;  d.  24  Sept.,  1739. 

145-58.  Amos,  b.  28  Mar.,  1735  ;  d.  22  Sept.,  1739. 

145-59.  A  child,  d.  21  Sept.,  1737. 

145-26.  Joseph3  Pickard  (Capt.  Samuel  145-6;  John  145),  born 
17  Mar.,  1699-1700;  married  Sarah,  daughter  of  Dea.  Maximilian 
Jewett  (100-14).  He  died  2  Dec.,  1797.  His  will,  dated  10  July, 
1789,  mentions  wife,  Sarah;  sons  Jacob,  Joseph  and  Jeremiah;  children 
of  eldest  son,  Samuel  Pickard,  deceased,  viz.,  John,  David  and  Sarah 
Pickard  (Essex  Probate,  365:  516).  His  widow,  Sarah,  died  22  Nov., 
1802. 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

145-60.  Joseph, 4  bp.  18  May,  1729 ;  d.  17  Aug.,  1739. 

145-61.  Samuel,  bp.,  9  Nov.,  1731;  d.  14  Nov.,  1731. 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

145-62.  Samuel,  bp.  8  July,  1733  ;  m.  Mary  Dresser  (58-78). 

145-63.  Jacob,  bp.  29  June,  1735;  m.  Salome  Smith. 

145-64.  Sabah,  bp.  18  Dec.,  1737  ;  d.  1  Aug-.,  1739. 

145-65.  Joseph,  bp.  8  June,  1740;  d.  5  Oct.,  1741. 

145-66.  Amos,  bp.  22  Aug-.,  1742;  d.  10  Sept.,  1750. 

145-67.  Joseph,  bp.  23  Sept.,  1744 ;  m.  Mary  Pickard  of  Boxford. 

145-68.  Jeremiah,  bp.  31  May,  1747;  m.  Mehitable  Dresser  (58-87). 

145-32.  Jonathan4  Pickard  {Lieut.  Jonathan  145-12;  John  145- 
3;  John  145),  born  6  Dec.,  1716;  married  (int.  3  Nov.,  1739)  Mary, 
daughter  of  Thomas  Hammond  (75).  She  died  5  Aug.,  1748  (G.  S.). 
He  married  (2)  31  Oct.,  1751,  Mary,  daughter  of  George  Hibbert  of 
Rowley.  She  was  born  2  Jan.,  1717-8.  His  home  in  Rowley  was  on 
the  southwest  corner  of  Main  and  Hammond  Streets.  He  died  16  Feb., 
1765  (G.  S.).  His  will,  dated  31  Jan.,  1765,  mentions  wife,  Mary; 
eldest  son,  Thomas  Pickard;  “three  youngest  sons  and  eldest  daughter,” 
Joshua,  Jonathan,  Ephraim,  and  Jane,  to  have  the  homestead  together; 
“my  four  youngest  daughters,”  Mary,  Johannah,  Sarah  and  Lucy 
(Essex  Probate,  342:  54).  His  widow,  Mary,  died  21  May,  1782 
(G.  S.). 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

145-68 J.  Jane, 5  b.  19  Nov.,  1740;  m.  Daniel  Todd  (203-43). 

145-69.  Thomas,  b.  2  Mar.,  1742-3  ;  m.  Abigail  Cogswell. 

145-70.  Joshua,  b.  31  July,  1744;  m.  Sarah  Dresser  (58-95). 

145-71.  Jonathan,  bp.  4  May,  1746;  m.  Mary  Kilbourne  (106-71). 

145-72.  Ephraim,  bp.  7  Mar.,  1747-8 ;  m.  Abigail  Davis  of  Beverly. 

145-73.  Mary,  bp.  10  Dec.,  1752  ;  m.  27  Nov.,  1777,  Aaron  Stamford  of 
Ipswich. 

145-74.  Sarah,  bp.  29  June,  1755  ;  m.  Jonathan  Todd  (203-76). 

145-75.  Joanna,  bp.  9  July,  1758  ;  m.  prob.  -  Shatswell  of  Ipswich. 

145-76.  Lucy,  bp.  18  Sept.,  1763  ;  m.  21  July,  1786,  Joseph  Lord  of  Ipswich. 

145-51.  Moses4  Pickard  {Moses  145-23;  G'apt.  Samuel  145-6; 
John  145),  born  9  Jan.,  1718-9;  married  2  Dec.,  1742,  Jane,  daughter 
of  Edward  and  Elizabeth  (Gage  69-9)  Saunders  of  Rowley.  She  was 
born  22  or  24  June,  1723.  They  moved  to  Mauge*ville,  Nova  Scotia 
(now  New  Brunswick),  in  1774,  taking  with  them  three  sons, 
Humphrey,  John  and  Moses,  and  several  daughters.  Humphrey  and 
Moses  each  left  six  sons,  all  of  whom  lived  to  manhood.  John  had 
two  sons;  both  were  drowned  when  young  by  skating  into  an  air-hole 
in  the  river.  The  sons  of  Moses  were  Joseph,  Samuel,  David,  Moses, 
Amos  and  Jacob.  (Letter  of  Thomas  Pickard,  Sackville,  N.  B.,  1890.) 

Children  of  record  in  Rowley : 

145-77.  Humphreys  b.  28  Feb.,  1742-3. 

145-78.  Hannah,  b.  25  Sept.,  1744. 

145-79.  Jane,  b.  17  Sept.,  1746. 

145-80.  Amos,  b.  —  Feb.,  1748;  d.  12  May,  1749. 

145-81.  Mary,  b.  2  May,  1750;  d.  9  Oct.,  1765  (Ch.  R.). 

145-82.  Abigail,  b.  2  June,  1752;  d.  20  Dec.,  1762. 


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Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Massachusetts 

145-83.  John,  b.  2  June,  1754. 

145-84.  Moses,  b.  9  Nov.,  1756;  d.  3  Dec.,  1757. 

145-85.  Lydia,  b.  17  Dec.,  1759. 

145-86.  Elizabeth,  b.  18  Oct.,  1761. 

145-87.  Moses,  b.  30  Aug-.,  1763. 

145-62.  Samuel4  Pickard  ( Joseph  145-26;  Capt.  Samuel  145-6; 
John  145),  baptized  8  July,  1733;  married  26  Sept.,  1752,  Mary,  daugh¬ 
ter  of  Daniel  Dresser  (58-52)  ;  died  7  Nov.,  1778.  Rev.  soldier.  His 
estate  was  divided,  31  Mar.,  1780;  widow  Mary,  eldest  son,  John,  sons 
Samuel  and  David,  and  daughter  Sarah  Pickard  each  receiving  a  share 
(Essex  Probate,  354:  102).  His  widow,  Mary,  died  6  Mar.,  1796. 

Children  born  in  Eowley : 

145-88.  An  infants  d.  20  July,  1754. 

145-89.  John,  b.  3  Mar.,  1756;  m.  Jane  Clark  (41-41). 

145-90.  Samuel,  b.  5  Dec.,  1758  ;  d.  27  Sept.,  1784  ;  unm. 

145-91.  David,  b.  29  Apr.,  1764;  m.  Jane  Bailey  (10-109). 

145-92.  Mary,  b.  1  June,  1767;  d.  16  July,  1767. 

145-93.  Sarah,  b.  13  Jan.,  1770 ;  m.  1  Dec.,  1791,  James  Phillips. 

145-94.  Amos,  b.  12  June,  1774;  d.  —  Dec.,  1775. 

145-95.  A  daughter,  bur.  18  Oct.,  1775. 

145-63.  Jacob4  Pickard  ( Joseph  145-26;  Capt.  Samuel  145-6; 
John  145),  baptized  29  June,  1735;  married  Salome  Smith  of  Ipswich. 
She  died  12  Sept.,  1803,  aged  60  years.  He  married  (2)  27  Mar., 
1804,  Edna,  daugh